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Quinctilius
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Name of a Roman patrician family, derived from the praenomen Quintus; in inscriptions and MSS also Quintilius. In the annalistic tradition the family was one of Rome's oldest, supposed to have arrived in Rome under the king Tullus Hostilius (Dion. Hal. Ant. Rom. 3,29,7; cf. Liv. 1,30,2, though he has Quinctii); of a consul recorded in 453 BC and a consular tribune in 403 nothing further is known. In the historical period, members of the family are known from the end of the 3rd cent. on (bearing the inherited cognomen Varus), b…

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Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum), Kierdorf, Wilhelm (Cologne), Schmitt, Tassilo (Bielefeld), Bartels, Jens (Bonn) and Eck, Werner (Cologne), “Quinctilius”, 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 02 April 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1017100>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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