Roman family name (in inscriptions also Opeimius), possibly derived from the (undocumented) cognomen Opimus (cf. Quint. Decl. 302). The family gained notoriety through O.  in the 2nd cent. BC, but in the 1st cent. BC no longer played a role in politics.
Cite this pageElvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) and Bringmann, Klaus (Frankfurt/Main), “Opimius”, 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 19 April 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e832150>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510
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