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Latin form of the common Etruscan praenomen lar and its variants (references: [4. 205-208]; the Latin form Lar is only uncertainly documented, Liber de praenominibus 4; [2]). Known bearers: L. Porsenna, king of Clusium 508 BC; L. Herminius Coritinesanus (?), cos. 448 BC, and L. Tolumnius, king of Veii (2nd half 5th cent. BC).


1 H. Rix, Das etr. Cognomen, 1963, 273, 348

2 O. Salomies, Die röm. Vornamen, 1986, 31f.

3 Schulze, 84

4 Thesaurus linguae Etruscae 1, 1978.

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Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum), “Lars”, 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 18 January 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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