Roman family name derived from the
praenomen Tullus; oldest traditional bearer of the name is the sixth king of Rome, Servius T. [I 4]; until the time of Cicero and his family, other bearers are only rarely recorded. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) I. Republican period [German version] [I 1] T., Attius As 'by far the first man of the Volsci at the time' (Liv. 2,35,7), tradition connected him with the story of Coriolanus, in which T. supported the latter in his plans out of an old hate for the Romans (Liv. 2,37,1-8; 2,38,1-5; 2,39,1; 2,40,12). His name sometimes led to confusion in the Greek authors (e.g. Dion. Hal. Ant. Rom. 8,1,4: Tullus as
praenomen, Attius as
nomen gentile), but Att(i)us (probably from Appius) is undoubtedly to be seen as T.'
praenomen (cf. [1. 21, 68]). …