Roman nomen gentile of Sabine origin. Its members begin to appear in the sources late in the 3rd cent. BC. Politically the most important branch was that of the Terentii Varrones which attained the ranks of the nobility with T. [I 14] Varro, consul in 216 BC. From the mid-2nd cent., several families of this branch were in simultaneous and unconnected existence. Cognomina showing geographical origins are widespread among the Terentii (Afer, Lucanus, Massaliota).
Cite this pageElvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum), Bartels, Jens (Bonn), Müller, Christian (Bochum), Schmitt, Tassilo (Bielefeld), Kierdorf, Wilhelm (Cologne), Schottky, Martin (Pretzfeld), Eck, Werner (Cologne), Blänsdorf, Jürgen (Mainz), Giaro, Tomasz (Frankfurt/Main) and Schmidt, Peter Lebrecht, “Terentius”, 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 17 April 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1203990>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510
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