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Italic surname, Lucanius [1. 532]; better known as a Roman cognomen, probably originally an ethnicon from the place name Luca [1. 532; 2. 193]. In the fasti of the Imperial period in the family of the Claudii, Curvii, Domitii, Titii [3. 257].

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[1] M. Annaeus L. Epic poet Lucan, 1st cent. AD

The Roman epic poet Lucan.

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A. Life

L. was born on 3 November AD 39 in Corduba as son of a family often described as Spanish…

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Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) and Vessey, David T. (Huntingdon), “Lucanus”, 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 25 January 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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