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[1] Roman cognomen, epithet of Q. Caecilius Metellus N. and his son

Roman cognomen (‘grandson’) to distinguish a boy from his father and grandfather of the same name. Epithet of Q. Caecilius [I 28] Metellus N. and his homonymous son [I 29].


Kajanto, Cognomina, 79; 304.

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[2] Cornelius N. Biographer and historian, …

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Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum), Eigler, Ulrich (Zürich) and Leppin, Hartmut (Hannover), “Nepos”, 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 27 January 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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