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Lucanius
(311 words)

Roman family name, from the frequent place name Luca.

I. Republican period

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[I 1] L., M. Companion of Pompey Strabo before Asculum in 89 BC

Young companion of Pompeius Strabo before Asculum in 89 BC (ILLRP 515, I. 10; Social Wars [3]), perhaps son of the legate Lucanus, named in Livy for the same year (Liv. Per. 75).

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[I 2] L., Q. Centurion of Caesar, fell in 54 BC as primus pilus Aduatuca

Centurion of Caesar, fell in 54 BC as primus pilus in Aduatuca (Caes. B. …

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Fündling, Jörg (Bonn) and Eck, Werner (Cologne), “Lucanius”, 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 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e710170>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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