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Name of a Roman plebeian family probably deriving from the Italic praenomen Pompo, tracing back, like the Aemilii, Calpurnii and Pinarii, to one of the sons of Numa Pompilius (Plut. Numa 21,2; cf. Nep. Att. 1,1). In the 3rd century BC the Mathones (cf. P. [I 7-9]) achieved consulship, but later the family was insignificant. The most prominent member was a friend of Cicero, T. P. [I 5] Atticus.

I. Republican Period

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[I 1] P., Cn. People's tribune in 90 BC

People's tribune in 90 BC…

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Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum), Nadig, Peter C. (Duisburg), Kierdorf, Wilhelm (Cologne), Schmitt, Tassilo (Bielefeld), Eder, Walter (Berlin), Eck, Werner (Cologne), Rüpke, Jörg (Erfurt), Schmidt, Peter L. (Constance), Giaro, Tomasz (Frankfurt/Main), Blänsdorf, Jürgen (Mainz) et al., “Pomponius”, 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 24 January 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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