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Papirius
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Roman nomen gentile, in its older form, Papisius (Cic. Fam. 9,21,3), from which one of the 16 old rural tribes ( tribus ) took its name. The patrician gens formed several branches at an early time (5th/4th cents. BC: Crassi, Cursores, Mugillani, 3rd cent.: Masones) who played a significant role in the military successes of the Republic, but became either extinct no later than the 2nd cent. BC or politically insignificant. The younger plebeian branch of th…

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Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum), Müller, Christian (Bochum), Bringmann, Klaus (Frankfurt/Main), Fündling, Jörg (Bonn), Nadig, Peter C. (Duisburg), Schmitt, Tassilo (Bielefeld), Eck, Werner (Cologne), Inwood, Brad (Toronto) and Giaro, Tomasz (Frankfurt/Main), “Papirius”, 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 14 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e906870>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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