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Optatus
(565 words)

[German version]

[1] Roman cognomen

Roman cognomen (“child desired by parents”), very widespread in the Imperial period; equally commonly a slave name.

Bibliography

1 Kajanto, Cognomina, 75; 77; 296

2 H. Solin, Die stadtrömische Sklavennamen, vol. 1, 1994, 110-111.

[German version]

[2] Flavius O. Imperi…

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Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum), Portmann, Werner (Berlin) and Wermelinger, Otto (Fribourg), “Optatus”, 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 05 August 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e832600>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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