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Oppius
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Oscan praenomen, later a widespread nomen gentile; literary refs. at Rome from as early as the 5th cent. BC (O. [I 5]), but historical evidence only from the 2nd cent. The Tusculan Opiter O., who is said to have given his name to the Mons O. at Rome, is an invention (Varro in Fest. 476 L.).

I. Republican period

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[I 1] O., C. Author of a law of 215 BC to limit displays of wealth

Restricted the opportunities for women to display wealth by his law of 215 BC (Liv. 34,1,1-3 et ali…

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Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum), Schmitt, Tassilo (Bielefeld), Fündling, Jörg (Bonn), Müller, Christian (Bochum) and Eck, Werner (Cologne), “Oppius”, 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 08 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e832360>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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