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Italicus
(172 words)

Common Roman cognomen. Most famously the poet  Silius I.

[German version]

[1] King of the Cherusci from 47 AD

Son of the Cheruscan  Flavus (the brother of  Arminius) and of a daughter of the Chatti leader Actumerus, born and raised in Rome. Because the quarrelling nobility demand I. as king of the  Cherusci, emperor  Claudius [III 1] installs this last offshoot of the stirps regia as king in AD 47 (Tac. Ann. 11,16); this shows the new de…

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Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum), Losemann, Volker (Marburg/Lahn) and Kehne, Peter (Hannover), “Italicus”, 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 September 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e528660>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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