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Laelius
(1,467 words)

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. Republican period

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[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 becom…

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Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum), Frigo, Thomas (Bonn), Eck, Werner (Cologne) and Giaro, Tomasz (Frankfurt/Main), “Laelius”, 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 16 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e628390>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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