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Popillius
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(also frequently Popilius). Name of a Plebeian gens attested from the 4th cent. BC. The family maintained a joint funeral cult (Cic. Leg. 2,55). Its most famous branch was the Laenates (with regard to the cognomen Laenas); insignificant from the early Imperial period onwards.

I. Republican period

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[I 1] P. Laenas Augur, in 44 BC adviser of the murderers of Caesar

Augur (Cic. Att. 12,13,2), in 44 BC was the adviser of the murderers of Caesar and may…

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Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum), Fündling, Jörg (Bonn), Nadig, Peter C. (Duisburg), Müller, Christian (Bochum) and Eck, Werner (Cologne), “Popillius”, 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 16 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1004580>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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