Brill’s New Pauly

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Name of a Plebeian family (connection with the Campanian city of Pompeii is unclear). The family acquired political significance with P. [I 1]; he is the origin of the Rufi branch. With P. [I 8] a related branch attained consulship and with his son Cn. P. [I 3] Magnus supplied the most significant member of the gens. Both lineages continue until the early Imperial period (family trees: [1; 2; 3]).

I. Republican Period

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[I 1] P., Q. Consul 141 BC

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Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum), Will, Wolfgang (Bonn), Zimmermann, Bernhard (Freiburg), Fündling, Jörg (Bonn), Eck, Werner (Cologne), Albiani, Maria Grazia (Bologna), Schmidt, Peter L. (Constance), Walde, Christine (Basle) and Müller, Christian (Bochum), “Pompeius”, 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 26 March 2023 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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