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Ocella

(50 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[German version] Roman cognomen ('small-eyed'). It appeared first in the family of the Livii, from the time of the Late Republic, and then also in the families of the Servii and the Sulpicii (the emperor Galba [2] for instance). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography 1 Degrassi, FCIR, 260 2 Kajanto, Cognomina, 239.

Bithynicus

(31 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[German version] Roman family cognomen among the Pomponii and for M.  Insteius B. (cos. suff. AD 162) otherwise used among slaves and emancipated slaves (ThlL 2,2018f.). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)

Flaminius

(897 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
Roman plebeian gentile name (occupational designation, derived from the priestly office of the flamen [1]). Bearers of the name have emerged from the 3rd cent. BC. But the family is probably older, as can be seen from the place names campus Flaminius and prata Flaminia (Varro, Ling. 5,154; Liv. 3,54,15; 3,58,7) that can, however, also be interpreted as ‘property of the flamines’ (Oros. 5,18,27; [2]). Via Flaminia  F. [1]. [German version] [1] F., C. Cos. 217 BC in the 2nd Punic War Homo novus who was successful in his career despite the resistance of a large part of the nobili…

Asina

(13 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[German version] Nickname (‘she-donkey’) in the Cornelian family. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)

Regulus

(46 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[German version] Roman cogn. (diminutive of rex, 'king'), found in the families of the Atilii (Atilius [I 17-23]) and Livineii (Livineius [I 1-2]) in the Republican Period; in the Imperial Period in other families as well. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography 1 Degrassi, FCIR, 265 2 Kajanto, Cognomina, 316 f.

Decimus

(97 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[German version] Roman first name (ThlL, Onom. 3,73-76), probably did not indicate the place in a sequence (‘the tenth’) of births but the month of the birth; abbreviated D., in the Imperial period also Dec.; Greek Δέκμος, later Δέκιμος. The name was not used by patrician families and is otherwise rare as well (more frequent among the Iunii ( Iunius) Bruti and the Laelii ( Laelius)); in the Imperial period, it is also documented as a cognomen (for example with Aurelius, Flavius, Pacarius) and as a nomen. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography Kajanto, Cognomina, 172 Salomies, 27f., …

Aquinus

(107 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
Roman personal name and cognomen [1; 2] [German version] [1] Poet of the 1st cent. BC Mentioned in Catull. 14,18 as a bad contemporary poet (at Cic. Tusc. 5,63 Aquinius). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [2] L. Haruspex in 389 BC Haruspex in 389 BC (Macrob. Sat. 1,16,22; see Liv. 6,1,11 i.a.). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [3] M. Legate in 46 BC Senator, legate (?) of Pompey in Africa in 46 BC, pardoned by Caesar (Bell. Afr. 57; 89,5), probably identical to the legate of C. Cassius 43-42 (gold coin minting: RRC 498/9). MRR 3, 25. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibli…

Poblicola

(80 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[German version] (Fast. Capitolini, InscrIt 13,1,25; literary form Publicola, Greek Ποπλικόλας/ Poplikólas). Roman cognomen. The etymology is unclear, according to ancient (certainly incorrect) view meaning 'friend of the people' (Liv. 3,18,6). Common in families of the Gellii (Gellius [I 5]) and Valerii. The best-known bearer is P. Valerius P. ( cos. suff. 509 BC). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography Kajanto, Cognomina, 256  R.M. Ogilvie, A Comm. on Livy, Books 1-5, 21970, 253  H. Volkmann, s.v. Valerius (302), RE 8A, 180  Walde/Hofmann 2, 339.

Cotta

(20 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[German version] Cognomen in the gens Aurelia ( Aurelius [I 2-12 and II 13]). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography Kajanto, Cognomina 106.

Turrinus

(26 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[German version] Roman cognomen (derived from an unknown place name Turris); cf. Horatius [3] and Mamilius [5]. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography Kajanto, Cognomina, 113; 184.

Salinator

(26 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[English version] Röm. Cogn. (von sal, “Salz”) in der Familie der Livii (Livius [I 11-13]); Entstehungslegende bei Liv. 29,37,4. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography Kajanto, Cognomina, 322.

Poblicola

(74 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[English version] (Fast. Capitolini, InscrIt 13,1,25; lit. Publicola, griech. Ποπλικόλας/ Poblikólas). Röm. Cogn. Die Etym. ist ungeklärt, nach ant. (sicherlich falscher) Auffassung “Volksfreund” bedeutend (Liv. 3,18,6). Verbreitet in den Familien der Gellii (Gellius [I 5]) und Valerii. Bekanntester Träger ist P. Valerius P. ( cos. suff. 509 v.Chr.). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography Kajanto, Cognomina, 256  R.M. Ogilvie, A Comm. on Livy, Books 1-5, 21970, 253  H. Volkmann, s.v. Valerius (302), RE 8A, 180  Walde/Hofmann 2, 339.

Autronius

(201 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
Seltener, seit dem 2.Jh. v.Chr. bezeugter plebeischer Gentilname (ThlL 2,1601f.). [English version] [1] A. Paetus, L. Consul suff. 33 v. Chr. cos. suff. 33 v.Chr.; wohl procos. von Africa 29/28, feierte 28 einen Triumph ex Africa (Inscr. It. 13,1,87). PIR I2 A 1680. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [English version] [2] A. Paetus, P. Jugendfreund Ciceros, röm. Amtsträger Jugendfreund Ciceros und mit ihm 75 v.Chr. quaestor (Cic. Sull. 18), zwischen 73-71 als Legat wohl des M. Antonius (Praetor 74) in Griechenland (Syll.3 748, Z. 16). Praetor spätestens 68. Im J. 66 wurde er mit P. …

Duilius

(371 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
Name eines plebeischen Geschlechts, das im 3. Jh.v.Chr. ausstarb, inschr. Duilius, handschr. Duillius (ThlL, Onom. 3, 266f.); falsche Etym. leitete den Namen von duellum-bellum ab in der Form Duellius, Bellius (Cic. or. 153; Quint. inst. 1,4,15; vgl. Pol. 1,22,1). [English version] [1] D., C. Consul 260 v. Chr., Kommandeur im 1. Punischen Krieg Consul 260 v.Chr. zusammen mit Cn. Cornelius [I 74] Scipio Asina. Nachdem Scipio bei Lipara gefangen worden war, übernahm D. auch den Oberbefehl der bei Messana stehenden Flotte, deren Schiffe er mit beweglichen Enterbrücken ( corvus) versah…

Numidicus

(32 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[English version] Röm. Cognomen (“Sieger über die Numider”), Siegesbeiname des Q. Caecilius [I 30] Metellus N. ( cos. 109 v.Chr.); sonst auch zur Bezeichnung der Herkunft. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography Kajanto, Cognomina, 206.

Regillus

(38 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[English version] Röm. Cogn. (Diminutiv von rex, “König”), in republikanischer Zeit Beiname in der Familie der Aemilii (Aemilius [I 35-36]); in der Kaiserzeit auch in anderen Familien. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography 1 Degrassi, FCIR, 265 2 Kajanto, Cognomina, 316.

Calavius

(144 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
Campanischer Familienname, dessen Träger in Capua hoch angesehen waren und in republikanischer Zeit zu den führenden Gegnern Roms gehörten (ThlL, Onom. 71). [English version] [1] Calavii Brandstifter in Rom, hingerichtet 210 v.Chr. wurden 210 v.Chr. als Brandstifter in Rom hingerichtet (Liv. 26,27). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [English version] [2] C., Novius und Ovius Führer einer Verschwörung gegen Römer 314 v.Chr. waren 314 v.Chr. Führer einer Verschwörung gegen die Römer und begingen nach der Aufdeckung Selbstmord (Liv. 9,26,7). Ihr Vater war viell…

Nucula

(27 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[English version] Röm. Cognomen, urspr. wohl Spitzname “Nuß” (Fest. 176 L.; vgl. Cic. de orat. 2,253), Numisius [I 2]. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography Kajanto, Cognomina, 89; 337.

Pullus

(36 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[English version] Röm. Cogn., urspr. “Jungtier”, dann auch auf Menschen übertragen (vgl. Hor. sat. 1,3,45; Fest. 284); Namensträger waren L. Iunius [I 27] P. und Q. Numitorius [3] P. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography Kajanto, Cognomina, 299.

Gratidius

(166 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
Name einer aus Arpinum stammenden röm. Familie (inschr. auch Grattidius) in Weiterbildung des Namens Grattius (Schulze 427). [English version] [1] Anhänger des C. Marius, erstes Opfer des Bürgerkriegs 88 v.Chr. sollte G. im Auftrag des C. Marius die Armee des Consuls Cornelius [I 90] Sulla übernehmen und wurde deshalb von dessen Soldaten (als erstes Opfer des Bürgerkrieges) ermordet (Val. Max. 9,7b,1; Oros. 5,19,4). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [English version] [2] G., M. Praefectus des M. Antonius [I 7] im Kampf gegen die Seeräuber Verwandter Ciceros, fiel 102 v.Chr. als praefec…
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