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Roman cognomen (greek Λογγῖνος; Longînos), derived from longus (‘tall’), in the Republican period in the family of the Cassii (Cassius [I 6-17; II 14-16]), in the Imperial period attested in numerous other families.

[1] Cassius Longinus Grammarian, Rhetor and platonic philosopher, c. AD 210-272/3

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Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum), Baltes, Matthias (Münster), Montanari, Franco (Pisa) and Tinnefeld, Franz (Munich), “Longinus”, 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 01 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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