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[1] Roman cognomen

Roman cognomen ('shepherd'), occurring only in late Antiquity.


1 Degrassi, FCIR, 260

2 Kajanto, Cognomina, 323.

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[2] Official under Odoacer

Sometime between 476 and 490 AD, O. was comes sacrarum largitionum under Odoacer, perhaps from Liguria [2. 183]. He is mentioned in Cassiodorus's Variae. O.'s sons Cyprianus and O. held offices under Theoderic the Great.


1 PLRE 2, 80…

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Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) and Lütkenhaus, Werner (Marl), “Opilio”, 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 21 October 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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