Nomen gentile of an Etruscan family (or Perpenna on inscriptions ); the family must have received citizenship early: its rise to political power began with P. . P.  was the first person with a non-Roman name to become consul, although he lost his citizenship in 126 BC.
Cite this pageElvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) and Nadig, Peter C. (Duisburg), “Perperna”, 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 March 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e914800>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510
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