Roman family name (also Offellius, Offillius etc.), probably from the Oscan praenomen Of(f)ellus, which also appears as a cognomen (a landowner in Venusia: Hor. Sat. 2,2,2f.; 53f.; 112ff.).
Cite this pageElvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum), Fündling, Jörg (Bonn), Eck, Werner (Cologne) and Hurschmann, Rolf (Hamburg), “Ofellius”, 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 14 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e828580>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510
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