Brill’s New Pauly

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Name of probably the most important Roman plebeian family. The similarity to the Etruscan name lecne and the links between the gens and Etruria in historical times (L. [I 7]) suggest an origin in that region [1. 108, n. 3]; the name may, however, also be of Latin origin ( Licinus). The spelling with a double ‘n’ occurs not only in the Greek form Λικίννιος (Likínnios), but also in Latin inscriptions [1. 108, n. 1].

In the annalistic historical records dealing with the early Republic, members of the family appear am…

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Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum), Nadig, Peter C. (Duisburg), Frigo, Thomas (Bonn), Müller, Christian (Bochum), Walde, Christine (Basle), Will, Wolfgang (Bonn), Fündling, Jörg (Bonn), Blänsdorf, Jürgen (Mainz), Kierdorf, Wilhelm (Cologne), Schmidt, Peter L. (Constance) et al., “Licinius”, 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 22 May 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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