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Plotius
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Probably originally the vulgar Latin form of the Roman proper name Plautius, an independent nomen gentile at the latest from the 1st cent. BC onwards.

I. Republican Period

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[I 1] P. Gallus, L. Lat. rhetoric teacher, 1st cent. BC

The first teacher of Latin rhetoric attested for Rome at the beginning of the 1st cent. BC who held his classes in Latin and on Roman matters and was very popular (cf. Cic. in Suet. Gram. 26). An edict of the cens…

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Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum), Schmidt, Peter L. (Constance), Richmond, John A. (Blackrock, VA) and Eck, Werner (Cologne), “Plotius”, 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 13 August 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e928530>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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