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Varius
(1,160 words)

Roman family name, probably derived from Varus. Name-bearers first attested in the 1st cent. BC, but only in the Imperial period did they attain any prominence.

I. Republican period

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[I 1] V. Cotyla, L.

Aedile in 48, 47 or 44 BC (Cic. Phil. 13,26), emissary at Rome for M. Antonius [I 9] in 43, and his legate in Gallia transalpina (Cic. Phil. 5,5-7; 8,24-32; Plut. Antonius 18,8).

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[I 2] V. Rufus, L. Roman poet, c. 70-15 BC

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Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum), Bartels, Jens (Bonn), Rüpke, Jörg (Erfurt) and Eck, Werner (Cologne), “Varius”, 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 26 November 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1228570>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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