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Marius
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Oscan praenomen ( Egnatius [I 3]). Attested as a Roman nomen gentile from the 2nd cent. BC. The most important holder is the seven-time consul M. [I 1]; the prominent Imperial-period Spanish bearer of the name, M. [II 3], is probably a descendant of family members of that Marius.

I. Republican Period

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[I 1] M., C. Seven-time consul, victor over Jugurtha and over the Cimbri and Teutoni, opponent of Sulla

The seven-time consul; victor over Jugurtha and over the Cimbri and Teutoni.

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Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum), Fündling, Jörg (Bonn), Birley, A. R. (Düsseldorf), Eck, Werner (Cologne), Roberts, Michael (Middletown, CT), Markschies, Christoph (Berlin), Alonso-Núñez, José Miguel (Madrid) and Uthemann, Karl-Heinz (Amsterdam), “Marius”, 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 17 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e723970>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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