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Sosius
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Italic family name [1], which first appears in senatorial circles at the end of the 1st cent. BC.

I. Republican period

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[I 1]

Two brothers who were fairly well known publishers at the time of Horace (Hor. Epist. 1,20,2; 2,3,345).

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[I 2] S., C.

First attested by the coins he minted in 39 BC as quaestor of Antony [I 9] (BMCRR 2,504), for whom he was governor of Syria and Cilicia from 38 BC. With Herod [1] he successfully fo…

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Bartels, Jens (Bonn) and Eck, Werner (Cologne), “Sosius”, 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_e1117790>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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