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(Fast. Capitolini, InscrIt 13,1,25; literary form Publicola, Greek Ποπλικόλας/Poplikólas). Roman cognomen. The etymology is unclear, according to ancient (certainly incorrect) view meaning 'friend of the people' (Liv. 3,18,6). Common in families of the Gellii (Gellius [I 5]) and Valerii. The best-known bearer is P. Valerius P. (cos. suff. 509 BC).


Kajanto, Cognomina, 256 

R.M. Ogilvie, A Comm. on Livy, Books 1-5, 21970, 253 

H. Volkmann, s.v. Valerius (302), RE 8A, 180 

Walde/Hofmann 2, 339.

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Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum), “Poblicola”, 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 September 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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