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Postumus
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[1] Roman praenomen

Roman praenomen , like other numerical praenomina (Quintus) given to a child according to the order of his birth; the adjective postumus ('last') refers to the birth 'after the father's death' (cf. P. [2]). The use of the name as a praenomen is evident in Rome up to the 3rd cent. BC, after that only as a cognomen . The wider geographical spread of *Postumo- as an …

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Steinbauer, Dieter (Regensburg), Manthe, Ulrich (Passau) and Franke, Thomas (Bochum), “Postumus”, 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 15 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1006620>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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