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The Etruscan family name Vipina (with variants: Etruskische Texte (ET) s. v. V.) is well attested in Etruria until after the 3rd cent. BC. A votive inscription from a Minerva sanctuary (first half of the 6th cent. BC; Minerva) mentions an Avile Vipiennas (ET Ve 3.11). According to Etruscan tradition, Cailius Vivenna was the most loyal friend of Servius Tullius [I 4], who was called Mastarna in Etruria (CIL XIII 1668, line 19): a wall painting in the tomb of the Saties family in Vulci (c. 330 BC) shows how Caile Vipinas was freed from captivity by him [3]. The f…

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Aigner-Foresti, Luciana (Vienna), “Vibenna”, 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 28 September 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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