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Modius
(595 words)

Roman surname.

[German version]

[1] M., Q. Horse breeder

Cited by Varro (Rust. 2,7,1) as a distinguished horse breeder. His (probably invented) cognomen Equicolus, which indicates this activity, may have been interpreted by Varro as Aequicolus, so that a later period reveals a Septimus M. as the first king of the Aequiculi (Lib. de praenominibus 1).

[German version]

[2] M. Fabidius Founder of the city of Cures

Son of a virgin of the Aborigine…

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Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum), Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) and Schulzki, Heinz-Joachim (Mannheim), “Modius”, 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 06 December 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e808000>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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