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Coelius

(801 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Kierdorf, Wilhelm (Köln) | Eck, Werner (Köln)
Plebeischer Gentilname, auch Coilius, in der handschriftlichen Überlieferung häufig mit Caelius verwechselt (Schulze 155; ThlL, Onom. 2, 523-525). Namensträger sind seit dem 2. Jh.v.Chr. bezeugt, meist zur Tribus Aemilia gehörig. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) I. Republikanische Zeit [English version] [I 1] C. Antipater, L. röm. Geschichtsschreiber, 2. Jh. v. Chr. Vielleicht Bruder des Senators C. Coelius C.f. [1; 2. 16], hochgebildeter Kenner des Rechts und der Beredsamkeit (Cic. Brut. 102; Dig. 1,2,2,40), galt als Lehrer und Freund des Redners…

Get(h)a

(47 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[English version] Röm. Cognomen (“der Gete”), in republikanischer Zeit des C. Licinius G. ( cos. 116 v.Chr.) und des C. Hosidius G., in der Kaiserzeit - in der Form Geta - auch bei den Hosidii und Septimii. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography Degrassi, FCIR 253 Kajanto, Cognomina 204.

Manilius

(1,974 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Fündling, Jörg (Bonn) | Kierdorf, Wilhelm (Köln) | Nadig, Peter C. (Duisburg) | Eck, Werner (Köln) | Et al.
Röm. Gentilname, wohl abgeleitet vom Vornamen Manius, hsl. häufig verwechselt mit Mallius, Manilius, Manlius. Bedeutend war die Familie im 2. Jh.v.Chr. mit M. [I 3] und [I 4]. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) I. Republikanische Zeit [English version] [I 1] M. (oder Manlius?), L. Schriftsteller, Senator 97 v. Chr. Senator 97 v. Chr, schrieb über den Vogel Phoinix (als erster auf Lat.: Plin. nat. 10,4f.), über Naturwunder und Sakralrecht. Fündling, Jörg (Bonn) Bibliography Schanz/Hosius 1, 605f. [English version] [I 2] M., C. Volkstribun 66 v. Chr. Volkstribun 66 v.Chr., popular…

Aternius

(54 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[English version] Patrizischer Gentilname, früh verschwunden, in der Kaiserzeit vereinzelt Name von Sklaven und Freigelassenen (Schulze 269; ThlL 2,1022). A. Varus Fontinalis erließ als Konsul 454 v.Chr. ein Gesetz über die Bezahlung von Strafen; 448 angeblich als Patrizier in das Kollegium der Volkstribunen kooptiert (Liv. 3,65,1; MRR 1,42f.; 50). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)

Asina

(15 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[English version] Beiname (“die Eselin”) in der Familie der Cornelier. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)

Cicereius

(78 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
Seltener röm. Familienname. [English version] C., C. zunächst Schreiber des Scipio Africanus Maior, 173 v.Chr. nach vorhergehender, freiwillig zurückgezogener Bewerbung praetor mit Sardinien als Provinz. Nach dem Sieg über die Korsen triumphierte er gegen den Willen des Senats 172 in monte Albano; 168 weihte er einen der Iuno Moneta gelobten Tempel. 167 Kommissionsmitglied zur Neuordnung von Illyrien. (MRR 1,408; 435). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography E. Badian, The scribae of the Roman Republic, in: Klio 71, 1989, 584.

Acutius

(84 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Köln)
[English version] [1] A., M. Volkstribun 401 v. Chr. Volkstribun 401 v. Chr. (MRR 1, 84). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [English version] [2] Rufus, Anhänger des Pompeius A. Rufus, Anhänger des Pompeius (Caes. civ. 3,83,2). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [English version] [3] A. Nerva, Q. Cos. suff. 100 n. Chr. cos. suff. im J. 100 n. Chr., wohl identisch mit dem Statthalter von Niedergermanien um 101/102 (CIL XIII 7697; 7715 f.; FOst 45; PIR2 A 101 [1]). Eck, Werner (Köln) Bibliography 1 Eck, 161 f.

Gaius

(1,027 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Nutton, Vivian (London) | Giaro, Tomasz (Frankfurt/Main) | Fröhlich, Roland (Tübingen)
Weitverbreiteter röm. Vorname (wohl verbunden mit dem lat. Gentilnamem Gavius, nicht verwandt mit gaudere), abgekürzt C., seltener G.; in späten griech. Inschriften auch Γα. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [English version] [1] herophileischer Arzt, 1. Jh. v.-1. Jh. n. Chr.? Herophileischer Arzt, wahrscheinlich 1. Jh. v. oder n.Chr., schrieb über Hydrophobie (Caelius Aurelianus morb. ac. 3,113-4). Er erklärte, bei dieser Krankheit würden sowohl das Gehirn als auch die Hirnhäute in Mitleidenschaft gezogen, weil die für die unwillkürlich…

Flavius

(3,746 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Giaro, Tomasz (Frankfurt/Main) | Eck, Werner (Köln) | Nutton, Vivian (London) | Schmidt, Peter L. (Konstanz)
Röm. plebeischer Gentilname, abgeleitet von dem Individualcognomen Flavus (“der Blonde”) durch Zugehörigkeitssuffix -ius, abgekürzt Fl. Die Träger des bereits in republikanischer Zeit häufigen Namens waren zunächst polit. unbedeutend; erst F. [I 5] gelangte in die röm. Nobilität. In der Kaiserzeit wurde der Name durch die Bürgerrechtsverleihungen der flavischen Kaiser Vespasian, Titus und Domitian (68-96 n.Chr.) im röm. Reich weitverbreitet. In der Spätantike (4.-6. Jh.) war Fl. zunächst gentilicium der Familie Constantinus' I. (sog. 2. Flavische Dynastie). A…

Rex

(565 words)

Author(s): Eder, Walter (Bochum) | Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[English version] [1] König R. (Pl. reges; idg. * rḗg̑-s, altind. rā́j-, kelt. -rīx) bezeichnet im Lat. den König; im griech. Raum ist wohl in myk. Zeit die idg. Wortform den Herrscherbezeichnungen anax ( wanax ) und basileús gewichen. Das kaiserzeitliche und byz. Wort ῥῆξ ist urspr. bloße griech. Umschrift des lat. rex und bezeichnet meist Stammeskönige auswärtiger Völker. Nach der Wortwurzel * h3reg̑- (“geraderichten”, “ausstrecken”) ist es Aufgabe des r. zu “regieren”, d. h. die Welt “aufrecht” und im Lot zu halten, den “richtigen” Einklang von Ges. und natürl…

Naevius

(1,683 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Schmidt, Peter L. (Konstanz) | Schmitt, Tassilo (Bielefeld) | Frigo, Thomas (Bonn) | Eck, Werner (Köln)
Ital. Personenname, vielleicht vom Praenomen Gnaivos ( Gnaeus, Cn.) abgeleitet, volksetym. von naevus, “Muttermal” hergeführt (Arnob. 3,14). Für das hohe Alter des Namens in Rom, der auch inschr. weit verbreitet ist, spricht die Bezeichnung porta Naevia in der servianischen Stadtmauer (Varro ling. 5,163; vgl. Liv. 2,11,8). Die Familie selbst trat polit. erst im 2. Jh. v.Chr. hervor. Bedeutendster Namensträger ist der Dichter N. [I 1]. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) I. Republikanische Zeit [English version] [I 1] N., Cn. Dramatiker und Epiker, 3. Jh. v. Chr. Röm. Dramatiker und…

Naso

(44 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[English version] Weitverbreitetes röm. Cognomen (“großnasig”), das allerdings in sozial hochgestellten Familien der Republik nicht vorkommt; bei einzelnen Trägern ist die Familie nicht zu ermitteln. Prominentester Träger ist der Dichter P. Ovidius N. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography 1 Kajanto, Cognomina, 237 2 Walde/Hofmann 2, 146.

Hispallus

(28 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[English version] Beiname (“Spanier”) des Cn. Cornelius [I 78] Scipio H. (cos. 176); in der Form Hispanus bei seinem Sohn Cornelius [I 79]. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)

Gallonius

(83 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
Familienname, auch Galonius, Calonius (Schulze 171), Namensträger sind inschr. mehrfach bezeugt, aber histor. unbedeutend. [English version] [1] G., C. Stadtkommandant von Gades 49 v.Chr. Röm. Ritter, war 49 v.Chr. von L. Domitius [I 8] Ahenobarbus zu einer Erbschaftsregelung nach Gades geschickt worden, wurde dort im Bürgerkrieg Stadtkommandant, räumte aber den Platz vor Caesar (Caes. civ. 2,18,2; 20,2f.). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [English version] [2] G., P. Schlemmer bei Lucilius 1238 M. Als Schlemmer und Prasser durch Lucilius (1238 M.) sprichwörtlich geworden. El…

Annius Fetialis

(29 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[English version] Röm. Historiker wohl des 1. Jhs. n. Chr., bei Plin. nat. mehrfach als Quelle benannt (HRR 12 317). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography Schanz/Hosius 2, 649.

Caecilia

(544 words)

Author(s): Strothmann, Meret (Bochum) | Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Stegmann, Helena (Bonn)
[English version] [1] C. Gaia Frau des Tarquinius Priscus Frau des Tarquinius Priscus (Fest. p. 276); bei Plin. nat. 8,194 und Paul. Fest. s.v. G.C. p. 85 L. heißt sie Tanaquil (dazu [1]). Ihr Name verbindet sie mit der Göttin Gaia und damit mit Hochzeitsriten. Zur Verbindung mit dem ager Tarquiniorum vgl. Liv. 2,5; Dion. Hal. ant. 5,13,2-4, mit dem Flußgott Tiber [2. 378-83]. Zum Namen Caecilia [2. 382]. Strothmann, Meret (Bochum) Bibliography 1 R. Thomsen, King Servius Tullius, 1980, Index s.v. Tanaquil 2 A. Momigliano, Roma Arcaica, 1989, 371-83 (mit allen Quellen). …

Papius

(458 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Köln)
Italischer Familienname, am weitesten verbreitet bei den Samniten; auch als osk. Praen. bezeugt. Der Urheber der lex Papia Poppaea 9 n.Chr. war P. [II 1]. I. Republikanische Zeit [English version] [I 1] P. Volkstribun 80 v. Chr. Volkstribun, wohl vor 80 v.Chr. und daher nicht identisch mit P. [I 2]; Urheber einer lex Papia, die die Ergänzung der Zahl der Vestalinnen durch Los vorschrieb (Gell. 1,12,10-12). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [English version] [I 2] P., C. Volkstribun 65 v. Chr., Urheber einer lex Papia Volkstribun 65 v.Chr., Urheber einer lex Papia gegen die unberechti…

Aburius

(88 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[English version] [1] C., röm. Gesandter (171 v. Chr) C., Gesandter an König Masinissa und die Karthager 171 v. Chr.; sein Nachkomme vielleicht der Münzmeister C. Aburius Geminus 134 (MRR 1, 418; RRC 276). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [English version] [2] M., Volkstribun 187 v. Chr. M., versuchte als Volkstribun 187 v. Chr. den Triumph des M. Fulvius Nobilior zu verhindern (Liv. 39,4-6); Praetor inter peregrinos 176 (Liv. 41,14; 15). Sein Nachkomme vielleicht der Münzmeister M. Aburius Geminus 132 (MRR 2,369; 400; RRC 280). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)

Fronto

(818 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Köln) | Schmidt, Peter L. (Konstanz)
Röm. Cognomen (“breitstirnig”), erst kaiserzeitlich bezeugt. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [English version] [1] reicher Gönner Martials Ein reicher Gönner Martials (1,55,2). Er könnte mit Ti. Catius Caesius F., cos. suff. 96 n.Chr., identisch sein. Eck, Werner (Köln) [English version] [2] Praetorischer Statthalter von Galatien unter Tiberius Praetorischer Statthalter von Galatien unter Tiberius, vielleicht 27-31 n.Chr. Eck, Werner (Köln) Bibliography S. Mitchell, in: Chiron 16, 1986, 23ff. PIR2 F 485). [English version] [3] [...]us F. Cos. suff. 165 n. Chr. Cos. suff. im J…

Piso

(123 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Albiani, Maria Grazia (Bologna)
[English version] [1] Röm. Cognomen Röm. Cognomen (volksetym. von pisere, “stampfen”, abgeleitet, Plin. nat. 18,10), erblich in der Familie der Calpurnii (Calpurnius [I 8-23; II 12-24]) und von dort auf die Pupii übergegangen (Pupius); in der Kaiserzeit auch in zahlreichen weiteren Familien. Auch Name eines aquitanischen Fürsten, der 55 v.Chr. auf seiten Caesars gefallen ist (Caes. Gall. 4,12,3-6); sein Vater oder Großvater dürfte von L. Calpurnius [I 17] P. ( cos. 112 v.Chr.) den Namen übernommen haben. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography Degrassi, FCIR, 262. …

Annius Fetialis

(30 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[German version] Roman historian, probably of the 1st cent. AD, often cited as a source in Pliny's HN (HRR 12 317). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography Schanz/Hosius 2, 649.

Calenus

(33 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[German version] Roman cognomen (probably for descent from Cales) in the gens  Fufia in the 1st cent. BC; frequent epigraphical attestations in the imperial age (ThlL, Onom. 79). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)

Terentius

(5,938 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Bartels, Jens (Bonn) | Müller, Christian (Bochum) | Schmitt, Tassilo (Bielefeld) | Kierdorf, Wilhelm (Cologne) | Et al.
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). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) I. Republican period [German version] [I 1] As people's tribune in 54 BC, T. prevented…

Sicinius

(441 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Müller, Christian (Bochum) | Schmitt, Tassilo (Bielefeld) | Eck, Werner (Cologne)
Roman plebeian nomen gentile, often confused with Siccius; members of the family frequently appear as people's tribunes in the 5th cent. BC, but the family is otherwise insignificant. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) I. Republican period [German version] [I 1] S., C. Tradition links S. with the origins and early development of the people's tribunate ( tribunus plebis ): S. was firstly the initiator of the secessio plebis of 494 BC and then one of the people's tribunes, subsequently elected for the first time (Liv. 2,32,2; 2,33,2; Dion. Hal. Ant. Rom. 6,45,2; 6,8…

Caninius

(427 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Will, Wolfgang (Bonn)
Plebeian family name, attested from the 2nd cent. BC. (Schulze, 144; ThlL, Onom. 137f.). [German version] [1] C. Gallus, L. People's tribune 56 BC People's tribune 56 BC; he sought, without success, the reinstatement of Ptolemy Auletes in Egypt (MRR 2,209). In 56 BC, he was defended by Cicero (Fam. 7,1,4), in 51 BC in Athens frequently in his company, and visited him in Rome in 46 BC. He died in 44 BC. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [2] C. Gallus, L. Consul in 37 BC Son of C. [1], consul of 37 BC with M. Vipsanius  Agrippa (MRR 2,395; PIR 22 C 389). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) …

Satureius

(32 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[German version] Tr. pl. in 133 BC, in a fight was the first to hit Ti. Sempronius [I 16] Gracchus with a chair leg (Plut. Ti. Gracchus 19,10). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)

Carvilius

(362 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
Name of a plebeian (probably immigrant) family, attested in the 3rd-2nd cents. BC, but later disappeared (ThlL, Onom. 219f.; Schulze, 139, A.8; 403; 454). The quaestor and witness in the trial of Camillus in 391 BC, Sp. C. (MRR 1,93), may have been a later fabrication; there was also a chieftain of Britain by the name of C. (Caes. B Gall. 5,22,1). [German version] [1] C., L. Tribunus plebis 212 BC People's tribune in 212 BC, alongside Sp. C., perhaps his brother. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [2] C., Sp. Leader of a scribal school Freedman of Sp. C. Maximus Ruga, around 2…

Kaeso

(91 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[German version] (also Caeso). Uncommon Latin praenomen, perhaps of Etruscan origin, abbreviated K.; according to ancient etymology it indicates a child born by Caesarean section (Liber de praenominibus 6; Fest. 50L; Plin. HN 7,47). Because K. appears among patrician families only in the Fabii and Quinctii, who were the first to hold the priesthood of the luperci, according to Mommsen it may denote the ritual ‘striking’ ( caedere) at the festival of the Lupercalia and originally have been the name of a lupercus ( Lupercal). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography Salomies, 26f.

Coelius

(856 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Kierdorf, Wilhelm (Cologne) | Eck, Werner (Cologne)
Plebeian gentilicium, also Coilius, in surviving manuscripts often confused with Caelius (Schulze 155; ThlL, Onom. 2, 523-525). Bearers of this name are documented since the 2nd cent. BC, usually belonging to the Tribus Aemilia. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) I. Republican period [German version] [I 1] C. Antipater, L. Historiographer, late 2nd cent. BC Possibly the brother of the senator C. Coelius C.f. [1; 2. 16], a highly educated scholar of law and rhetoric (Cic. Brut. 102; Dig. 1,2,2,40), considered the teacher and friend of L. Licinius Crassu…

Vitellius

(1,946 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Cologne)
Roman nomen gentile, in the form Vitellia also a place name, diminutive of Vitulus (thus [1]). The information on the early history of the family in Suet. Vit. 1,1-3 is fictitious. I. Republican period [German version] [I 1] The name is first recorded in the late Republican period. Therefore, the Vitellii fratres, who wanted to topple the young Republic with the Aquilii fratres (Aquillius [I 1]) in 509 BC according to annalistic tradition (Liv. 2,4,1-3; Plut. Publicola 3,4), are fictitious; likewise fictitious is the wife of the founder of the Republic L.…

Considius

(531 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Cologne)
Italian proper name (Schulze, 158, 456; ThlL, Onom. 2, 566f.) attested from 1st cent. BC, so C. [I 1] below is probably unhistorical. I. Republic [German version] [I 1] C., Q. People's tribune 476 BC People's tribune 476 BC. A later tradition that he proposed an agrarian law with his colleague T. Genucius and initiated a process against the consul of 477, T. Menenius, for not helping the Fabii at the Cremera (Liv. 2,52; Dion. Hal. Ant. Rom. 9,27,2) is of doubtful authenticity. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [I 2] C., Q. Rich senator, 1st half of the 1st cent. BC In 74 BC was judg…

Galus

(26 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[German version] Roman cognomen (orthographic variation of  Gallus?) in the  Sulpicii family. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography Degrassi, FCIR 253 Id., FCap 149 Kajanto, Cognomina 195.

Caesonius

(293 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Cologne)
Roman family name, documented from the 1st cent. BC (Schulze 136f.; ThlL, Onom. 54f.). I. Republican Age [German version] [I 1] C., M. Official, 1st cent. AD In 74 BC, judge in the first trial of A. Cluentius Habitus, judge in the  Verres trial in 70 BC; in 69 BC, curule aedile together with Cicero (Cic. Verr. 1,29; MRR 2,132). Possibly praetor in 66 BC, because he was regarded as a candidate for the consulship of 63 BC (Cic. Att. 1,1,1); probably identical with the C. mentioned by Cicero (Att. 12,11). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) II. Imperial Age [German version] [II 1] L.C. Lucillus Macer R…

Caecina

(1,087 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Will, Wolfgang (Bonn) | Eck, Werner (Cologne) | Uggeri, Giovanni (Florence)
Roman family name of Etruscan origin ( Ceicna, Schulze, 75, 285, 567; ThlL, Onom. 15f.), whose bearers belonged to the city aristocracy of Volaterrae (cf. Cic. Fam. 6,6,9), where the family is attested in several branches and partly through richly adorned graves. (CIE 18-24; 36-42 et al.). The lineage appeared in Rome from the 1st cent. BC, but never lost its links with its homeland (cognomen Tuscus in C. [II 9]); villa of the Roman city prefect of AD 414, Caecina Decius Atinatius Albinus, (PLRE 1, 50)…

Salinator

(31 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[German version] Roman cognomen (from sal, ‘salt’) in the family of the Livii (Livius [I 11-13]); legend of its origin in Liv. 29,37,4. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography Kajanto, Cognomina, 322.

Diadematus

(18 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[German version] Cognomen of L. Caecilius [I 26] Metellus D. ( cos. 117 BC). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)

Falcidius

(65 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[German version] Italian personal name (Schulze 272). F., C. (P.?), people's tribune in 41 BC and originator of one of the last known plebiscites ( lex Falcidia), which prescribed that a testator could only leave so many legacies as allowed the heir to remain with a quarter of the inheritance ( quarta Falcidiana) (Dig. 35,2; Gai. Inst. 2,227). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography Kaser, RPR 2, 756f.

Iuncus

(83 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Cologne)
Widespread Roman cognomen and family name (‘rush’) [1. 729; 2. 334]. [German version] [1] I., M. Praetor 76 BC Praetor in 76 BC see  Iunius [I 22] I., M. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography 1 Walde/Hofmann 1 2 Kajanto, Cognomina. [German version] [2] I. Vergilianus Senator, one of the circle of Messalina and Silius Senator, who was one of the circle of Messalina and Silius and knew of their marriage; executed in AD 48. His name was perhaps Iunius I. Vergilianus, PIR2 J 712. Eck, Werner (Cologne)

Pictor

(20 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[German version] Roman cognomen ('painter'), inherited in the Fabii family (Fabius [I 31-35]). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography Kajanto, Cognomina, 321.

Tremulus

(16 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[German version] Roman cognomen ('trembling, tremulous'); Q. Marcius [I 28] T. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)

Numidicus

(32 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[German version] Roman cognomen (‘Victor over the Numidians’), victory epithet of Q. Caecilius [I 30] Metellus N. ( cos. 109 BC); also used to denote origin. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography Kajanto, Cognomina, 206.

Acilius

(1,410 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Kierdorf, Wilhelm (Cologne) | Will, Wolfgang (Bonn) | Eck, Werner (Cologne)
Gentilicium of a plebeian gens, verifiable from the 3rd cent. BC. The most important branches are the Aviolae (imperial era), Balbi and especially the Glabriones, who are documented from the 3rd cent. BC to the end of the 5th cent. AD [1]. In Rome there was a compitum Acilium, on which the first Greek doctor in Rome was settled in 219 (Plin. HN 29,12 [2. 98]), on the Pincio the horti Aciliorum, in the imperial era the most famous gardens of Rome [2. 195 f.; 3. 488 ff.]. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) I. Republican era [German version] [I 1] Soldier in Caesar's tenth legion Brave soldier in Ca…

Numitorius

(244 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Müller, Christian (Bochum)
Name of a Roman gens, documented only since the 2nd cent. BC. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [1] N., L. People's tribune in 471 BC Member of the first college of people's tribunes (that of 471 BC) whose members are all known (Calpurnius Piso fr. 23 HRR = Liv. 2,58,1; Diod. Sic. 11,68,8). Müller, Christian (Bochum) [German version] [2] N., P. People's tribune in 449 BC, grandfather or great-uncle of Verginia According to tradition, N. was the grandfather or (great) uncle of Verginia; together with her betrothed, L. Icilius [1], he sought to protect he…

Hospes

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Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[German version] Cognomen in the Iulii and Vettii ( Iulius, Vettius) families in the Imperial Fasti. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography Degrassi, FCIR 255.

Optatus

(565 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Portmann, Werner (Berlin) | Wermelinger, Otto (Fribourg)
[German version] [1] Roman cognomen Roman cognomen (“child desired by parents”), very widespread in the Imperial period; equally commonly a slave name. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography 1 Kajanto, Cognomina, 75; 77; 296 2 H. Solin, Die stadtrömische Sklavennamen, vol. 1, 1994, 110-111. [German version] [2] Flavius O. Imperial grammar teacher, 4th cent. AD Grammar teacher of the son of the emperor Licinius [II 4]. Allegedly, because of his wife's beauty he had great influence under Constantine [1] the Great and was appointed consul b…

Gracchus

(182 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Liebermann, Wolf-Lüder (Bielefeld)
Roman cognomen probably of Etruscan origin, as a praenomen passed down for the Aequian king G. Cloelius in 458 BC (Liv. 3,25,5). As cognomen prominent in the family of the Sempronii, especially with the people's tribunes Ti. and C.  Sempronius Gracchus. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [1] Writer of Lat. tragedies Writer of Latin tragedies ( Thyestes, Atalanta, Peliades), only a short fragment of each is extant (for Inc. inc. fab. 120-124 2R see [4]); Ov. Pont. 4,16,31 names him together with L.  Varius Rufus in a catalogue of contemporary writers. This…

Turullius

(134 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[German version] (T., D. according to coin legends; T., P. according to Cass. Dio 51,8,2). Quaestor in 44 BC and one of Caesar's assassins. He then went with L. Tillius [2] Cimber to Bithynia and supported him in equipping a fleet. After the Battle of Philippi in 42 he remained with the still unbeaten fleet, then crossed to the side of M. Antonius [I 9]. To build the latter's fleet he (probably with the rank of praef.) had some of the trees of the Grove of Asclepius on Cos lumbered and in 31 he minted coins for him (RRC 545). After Antonius' defeat in 30 he was deliv…

Perperna

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Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Nadig, Peter C. (Duisburg)
Nomen gentile of an Etruscan family (or Perpenna on inscriptions ); the family must have received citizenship early: its rise to political power began with P. [2]. P. [3] was the first person with a non-Roman name to become consul, although he lost his citizenship in 126 BC. [German version] [1] P., C. Praetor no later than 91 BC, legate of consul P. Rutilius Lupus in 90 Probably brother of P. [4], praetor no later than 91 BC, was defeated in 90 as legate of consul P. Rutilius Lupus in the Civil War [3] (App. B Civ. 1,179; 183). MRR 2, 20; 29. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [2] P., M. L…

Albinius

(163 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Cologne)
Plebeian gentilicium. [German version] [1] see Albanius A. see  Albanius, C. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [2] L. (1st half 4th cent BC) A., L., at the invasion of the Gauls in 387 BC brought the Vestals safely to Caere (Liv. 5,40,9). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [3] M. (L. ?) consular tribune 379 BC. A., M. (L. ?) consular tribune 379 BC. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [4] Paterculus, L., tribune of the people 494 and 493 BC A. Paterculus, L., one of the first tribunes of the people 494 and 493 BC. He is not named in all sou…

Appius

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Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Cologne)
Rare Latin family name (cf. [1]) and Latin praenomen (abbreviated Ap., in the Imperial period also App.), whose ancient derivation from Sabinian (Lib. praen. 6) is not undisputed; mainly documented for the patrician families of the Claudii Pulchri, rarer among the Claudii Nerones, etc. First documented name-bearer was Ap. Claudius Sabinus Inregillensis (Attus Clausus), the founder of the gens Claudia in Rome about 500 BC (Liv. 2,16,4). Because of its almost exclusive occurrence among the gens Cl…
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