Name of a family which probably came from Campania. The military successes of L. [I 1] in the Second Punic War (218-201 BC) and the connection to the elder Scipio probably gained them Roman citizenship and the ascent into the nobility. A younger line (praenomen D.) became consuls under Augustus (L. [II 1-3].
[I 1] L., C. Consul 190 BC, elder contemporary of Scipio Africanus
Born around 235 BC, died around 160; L. owed his political ascent to the close (and what has become a pro…
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Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum),
Frigo, Thomas (Bonn),
Eck, Werner (Cologne) and
Giaro, Tomasz (Frankfurt/Main),
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