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Rubrius
(561 words)

Common nomen gentile in the late Republic and early Principate; its bearers are generally of little political importance (Schulze, 221; 462).

I. Republican period

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[I 1] R., C. (?) People's tribune, 122 BC

As people's tribune in 122 BC, he laid down a law concerning the foundation of the colony of Carthage by C. Sempronius Gracchus (Plut. C. Gracchus 10,2; mentioned as lex Rubria CIL I2 585, ch. 59; perhaps also mentioned in Sherk 16, l. 12). MRR 1,517; 3,182.

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Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum), Fündling, Jörg (Bonn) and Eck, Werner (Cologne), “Rubrius”, 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 29 September 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1025160>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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