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Roscius
(1,412 words)

Italian nomen gentile, with many bearers in Ameria (CIL XI 4507-16) and Lanuvium (CIL XIV 3225-7).

I. Republican Period

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[I 1] R., L. Roman envoy killed in 438 BC by the Fidenati

A Roman envoy killed in 438 BC together with his three colleagues by the Fidenati (Fidenae); because of this all three were honoured with statues on the Rostra (Cic. Phil. 9,4; Liv. 4,17,2-6).

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[I 2] R., Sex. Father and son; the latter was defended by Cice…

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Fündling, Jörg (Bonn), Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum), Blume, Horst-Dieter (Münster) and Eck, Werner (Cologne), “Roscius”, 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 September 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1024780>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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