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Q.
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[German version]

Abbreviation of the Roman first name Quintus; in the formula SPQR (SenatusPopulusQueRomanus) for Que (= postpositive 'and'); in inscriptions frequently for the relative pronoun qui, quae, quod (e.g. Q[ui] I[nfra]S[cripti]S[unt] = 'the undersigned') and for quaestor . Rare on coins, mostly for Quinquennales, the five-year celebration of an emperor's rule. In MSS, Q stands as the numeral for 500,000.

Bibliography

H. Chantraine, s. v. Q, RE 24, 1963, 621-623.

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Eder, Walter (Berlin), “Q.”, 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 14 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1016440>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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