Common given name of Oscan or Umbrian origin not used by the Roman upper class (abbreviated in inscriptions as Sa. or Sal.), later appears as a nomen gentile; also a slave name.
Cite this pageElvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum), Bartels, Jens (Bonn), Kierdorf, Wilhelm (Cologne) and Eck, Werner (Cologne), “Salvius”, 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 12 August 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1028880>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510
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