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Pontius
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Oscan praenomen and Oscan/Lat. gentilic.

I. Republican Period

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[I 1] Pontius, Gavius Samnite general, delivered Rome its defeat 321 BC at Caudium

Samnite general who in 321 BC famously defeated the Romans at Caudium and sent them 'under the yoke' (Liv. 9,2,6-6,4). The fact that the Samnite leader in the Social War (Social Wars [3]), P. [I 4], had the same name is no proof that P.' name entered the tradition only later. The annalistic traditi…

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Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum), Müller, Christian (Bochum), Fündling, Jörg (Bonn), Eck, Werner (Cologne) and Berschin, Walter (Heidelberg), “Pontius”, 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 08 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1004350>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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