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Roman nomen gentile, possibly connected to the Etruscan pupu. The family is otherwise politically insignificant; the adoptive father of the consul for 61 BC, P. [I 3], is unknown.

I. Republic

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[I 1] In Horace, the author of tragedies, 1st cent. BC

The only source for the author P. is Horatius (Epist. 1,1,67). According to this, P. was probably an author of tragedies. He lived in the 1st cent. BC. The scope and precise content of his poetry is unknown.


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Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum), Günther, Matthias (Bielefeld), Nadig, Peter C. (Duisburg), Bartels, Jens (Bonn) and Eck, Werner (Cologne), “Pupius”, 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 May 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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