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Proculus
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Roman praenomen (P. Iulius, a contemporary of Romulus [1]), and secondarily a cognomen. Depending on the form, a diminutive (older *prokelo-) of the stem *proko- (~ classical procus 'wooer, suitor'), it originally perhaps meant 'the one who demands or claims (the inheritance?)'. Proca (King of Alba Longa) can also be regarded as etymologically …

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Steinbauer, Dieter (Regensburg), Giaro, Tomasz (Frankfurt/Main), Eck, Werner (Cologne), Franke, Thomas (Bochum), Heimgartner, Martin (Halle) and Tinnefeld, Franz (Munich), “Proculus”, 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 25 October 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1009310>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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