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The cognomen O. can be found in several senatorial families of the Imperial period (cf. PIR2, vol. 5, 461-463).

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[1] Third husband of Vistilia

Third husband of Vistilia; the marriage produced a son (Plin. HN 7,39). Probably the grandfather of P. Cornelius [II 50] Scipio Salvidienus Orfitus. PIR2 O 139.


Syme, RP, vol. 2, 812.

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[2] Lover of Faustina [3]

According to the Historia Augusta (SHA Aur. 29,1), O. was a lover of Faustina [3]; Marcus […

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Eck, Werner (Cologne), “Orfitus”, 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 26 July 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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