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Iunius
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Roman surname, derived from the name of the goddess Iuno [1. 470; 2. 731]. The gens was plebeian; the idea that this family originated from the patrician founder of the Republic L. I. [I 4] Brutus (Cic. Att. 13,40,1), which was particularly propagated by the murderers of Caesar, M. and D. I. Brutus [I 10 and 12], was already a matter of controversy in ancient times (Plut. Brutus 1,6-8). T.  Pomponius Atticus (Nep. Att. 18,3) composed a family history at the request o…

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Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum), Fündling, Jörg (Bonn), Nadig, Peter C. (Duisburg), Will, Wolfgang (Bonn), Müller, Christian (Bochum), Eck, Werner (Cologne), Giaro, Tomasz (Frankfurt/Main), Schmidt, Peter L. (Constance) and Brodersen, Kai (Mannheim), “Iunius”, 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 15 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e602780>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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