Common Italian proper name (associated with the praenomen Herennus that is often confused with H.), which however is not documented as a surname among the Roman upper class until the 1st cent. BC. It frequently appears with epithets showing place of origin (Etruscus, Gallus, Picens, Siculus). In the Imperial period it is the name of Caesar Q.H. [II 3] Etruscus, son of emperor Decius [II 1], of the historian H. Dexippus , and of the jurist H. Modestinus.
Cite this pageElvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum), Frigo, Thomas (Bonn), Eck, Werner (Cologne) and Franke, Thomas (Bochum), “Herennius”, 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 27 February 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e509550>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510
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