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Varenus
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Roman gens of Etruscan origin (Schulze, 248).

[German version]

[1] V., L.

was accused c. 80 BC of murder and defended by Cicero, who claimed that the deed had been in the interest of the accuser Ancharius [2] Rufus and that hence he was the murderer, but lost the case (Prisc. Institutiones grammaticae 7,70; 12,29; Quint. Inst. 5,13,28; 7,1,9; 7,2,36; 9,2,56).

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[2] V. Rufus

A senator; he represented the province of Bithynia et Pontus in the Senate against the proconsul Iulius [II 28] Bassus, who …

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Bartels, Jens (Bonn) and Eck, Werner (Cologne), “Varenus”, 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 27 January 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1228490>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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