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Roman nomen gentile of Etruscan origin (pumple). King Numa Pompilius was considered as the first ancestor of the family. The known bearers of the name are historically insignificant.

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[1] P. Andronicus, M. Grammarian, 1st cent. BC

According to Suet. Gram. 8, a 1st century BC grammarian and freedman from Syria; because of his Epicurean philosophical focus, he failed to establish himself in Rome and so moved to Cumae (Cyme [2]). His main work, a criticism of the Annal…

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Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) and Schmidt, Peter L. (Constance), “Pompilius”, 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 27 May 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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