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Laberius
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Plebeian nomen gentile of Etruscan origin, more frequent references only towards the end of the Republic.

I. Republican period

[German version]

[I 1] L. Military tribune 258 BC

Military tribune during the First Punic War, in 258 BC he secured the retreat of consul A. Atilius [I 14] Calatinus (Claudius Quadrigarius fr. 42 HRR) near Camarina. All 400 legionaries of L. were killed, he himself survived badly wounded, but nevertheless was celebrated as ‘The Leonidas …

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Frigo, Thomas (Bonn), Schmidt, Peter L. (Constance) and Eck, Werner (Cologne), “Laberius”, 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 17 January 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e627410>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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