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Magius
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Family name of Oscan origin. [I 184]. The family was prominent in Capua (M. [I 3], cf. Cic. Pis. 24) and M.'s [I 5] sons were the first to be admitted to the Senate in the 1st cent. BC.

I. Republican period

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[I 1] Grandfather of the poet Vergilius on his mother's side

Grandfather of the poet Vergilius on his mother's side; was allegedly an official messenger ( viator ; Donat. Vita Vergilii 1).

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[I 2] M., Cn. Governor of Nu…

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Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum), Kierdorf, Wilhelm (Cologne), Fündling, Jörg (Bonn), Nadig, Peter C. (Duisburg) and Eck, Werner (Cologne), “Magius”, 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 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e717190>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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