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Quinctius
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Name of a patrician Roman family, derived from the praenomen Quintus (comparable to Sextus/ Sextius, etc.), often also Quintius in inscriptions and MSS. The origin of the family is unknown; its great age is suggested by its connection with the festival of the Lupercalia (Ov. Fast. 2,378 has Quintilii) and the unusual praenomen of the family, Kaeso, encountered in this context (v. Q. [I 1]). Livy counts them among the families that migrated to Rome from Alba with King Tullius Hostilius (1…

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Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum), Müller, Christian (Bochum), Fündling, Jörg (Bonn), Schmidt, Peter L. (Constance), Nadig, Peter C. (Duisburg), Schmitt, Tassilo (Bielefeld), Günther, Linda-Marie (Munich) and Eck, Werner (Cologne), “Quinctius”, 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 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1017240>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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