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Widespread Italic nomen gentile.

I. Republican period

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[I 1] V., L.

Roman equestrian from Picenum, c. 106-59 BC. In 89 BC, V. probably served on the staff of Cn. Pompeius [I 8] Strabo (ILS 8888; [1. 161 f.]) and subsequently enriched himself as a favourite of L. Cornelius [I 90] Sulla (Sall. Hist. 1,55,17). He later joined the conspiracy of Catilina (Q. Tullius Cic. commentariolum petitionis 10), but betrayed it to Cicero in 63 BC (Cass. Dio. 37,41; Oros. 6,6,7). In 62, it seems that oppo…

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Bartels, Jens (Bonn), Rüpke, Jörg (Erfurt), Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum), Eck, Werner (Cologne), Hübner, Wolfgang (Münster) and Touwaide, Alain (Madrid), “Vettius”, 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 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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