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  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),
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