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Gavius
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Roman family name, frequently attested in inscriptions, also in the form Cavius [1. 76f.]; in the Republican period its bearers are still politically insignificant; also a Faliscan praenomen [2. 103].

I. Republican period

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[I 1] G., P. Crucified as a spy of Spartacus 72 BC

from Compsa (Lower Italy), was captured and crucified in Sicily in 72 BC by C.  Verres as an alleged spy of the slave leader  Spartacus (Cic. Verr. 2,5,158-170).

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[I 2] G. B…

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Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum), Schmidt, Peter L. (Constance), Eck, Werner (Cologne), Walde, Christine (Basle) and Rüpke, Jörg (Erfurt), “Gavius”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 20 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e419630>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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