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Sempronius
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Name of a Roman family. According to tradition, its members of the 5th cent. BC (Atratini, S. [I 3-8]) are supposed to have been patricians and champions of patrician privileges (Dion. Hal. Ant. Rom. 10,41,5; 10,42,3), an assumption that may have been a retrospective invention (the Sempronii only became patricians under Caesar or Augustus); in the historical period, we know only of plebeian branches of the family during the Re…

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Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum), Kierdorf, Wilhelm (Cologne), Müller, Christian (Bochum), Bartels, Jens (Bonn), Schmitt, Tassilo (Bielefeld), Bringmann, Klaus (Frankfurt/Main) and Eck, Werner (Cologne), “Sempronius”, 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 19 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1107890>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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