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Lucretius
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Italian surname (on its Etruscan connection cf. [1. 182f.]). In the 5th and 4th cents. BC we encounter the patrician family of the Lucretii Tricipitini (among others with the rare praenomen Hostus) which later died out; from the 3rd cent. BC onwards several plebeian families are known (Gallus, Ofella, Trio, Vespillo). The most important bearers of the name are Lucretia [2] from early Roman history and the poet L. [III 1].

I. Republican period

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[I 1] L. …

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Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum), Fündling, Jörg (Bonn), Nadig, Peter C. (Duisburg), Müller, Christian (Bochum), Eck, Werner (Cologne), Kierdorf, Wilhelm (Cologne) and Sallmann, Klaus (Mainz), “Lucretius”, 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 12 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e710910>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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