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Roman cognomen; according to ancient tradition a reference to a ‘flatfoot’ (Plaut. Merc. 640; Plin. HN 11,254; Quint. Inst. 1,4,25); very common in the Imperial period. Its most famous bearer was C. Vibius Pansa (cos. in 43 BC); the addressee of Cato's [1] speech In Pansam is not known (ORF I4, fr. 205).


Degrassi, FCIR, 261 

Degrassi, FCap 147 

Kajanto, Cognomina, 105; 241 

H. Rix, Das etruskische Cognomen, 1963, 249f. 

Schulze, 242; 365.

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Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum), “Pansa”, 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 28 June 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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