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Larcius
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Name of a patrician gens, of Etruscan origin, which brought forth two figures of significance in the early Republican period. Only in the 1st cent. BC does evidence appear for further bearers of the name.

I. Republican era

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[I 1] L. (Flavus or Rufus ?), T. Consul in 501 and 498 BC, first dictator of Rome

Consul in 501 and 498 BC (InscrIt 13,1,88; 350-53). The written record, up to Festus (216 L.), names L. as the first dictator of Rome (MRR I 9f.; 11f.), but it is divided on whether L. occupied the office du…

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Müller, Christian (Bochum) and Eck, Werner (Cologne), “Larcius”, 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 13 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e631420>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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