Cognomen in the family of the Valerii ( Valerius). The best-known bearers are Manius Valerius Maximus M. (cos. 263 BC), a commander in the Second Punic War, Marcus Valerius M. Rufus (cos. 53), a follower of Caesar and antiquarian, and Marcus Valerius M. Corvinus (cos. suff. 31), a supporter of emperor Augustus, who promoted Tibullus and other contemporaneous poets.
Cite this pageElvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) and Rüpke, Jörg (Erfurt), “Messalla”, 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 15 August 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e801100>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510
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