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Gaetulicus

(42 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[English version] “Sieger über die Gaetuler”, Beiname des Cossus Cornelius [II 26] Lentulus G. und seines Sohnes Cn. Cornelius [II 29] Lentulus G., sowie des C. Iulius Tiro G. und D. (Iunius) Silanus G. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography Kajanto, Cognomina 206.

Mamercinus

(23 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[English version] Cognomen in republikanischer Zeit in den Familien der Aemilii (Aemilius [I 18-26]) und Pinarii. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography Kajanto, Cognomina, 176.

Diadematus

(18 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[English version] Cognomen des L. Caecilius [I 26] Metellus D. ( cos. 117 v.Chr.). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)

Poppaedius

(190 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[English version] (inschr. auch Popaedius). Italischer Familienname vielleicht etr. Herkunft [2. 367]. Bekannt ist Q. P. Silo, Führer der Marsi [1] im Bundesgenossenkrieg [3] 90-88 v. Chr. und mit C. Papius [I 4] Mutilus einer der beiden Oberkommandierenden der Abtrünnigen (Diod. 37,2,6; Strab. 5,4,2; Liv. per. 76 u. a.; Mz.: [3; 4]). Als Gastfreund des Volkstribunen M. Livius [I 7] Drusus betrachtete er dessen Ermordung als Anlaß zum Aufstand der Bundesgenossen. Als Kommandeur der Nordarmee schlug …

Licinus

(113 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[English version] Ursprünglich seltenes Praenomen entweder etr. Herkunft oder vom lat. Adjektiv licinus (“rückwärts gekrümmt”, Serv. georg. 3,55); davon der Gentilname Licinius. Später Cognomen evtl. in der Bed. “nach hinten gekämmtes Haar” [1. 236; 2. 33] in republikan. Zeit in den Familien der Fabii und Porcii, in der Kaiserzeit bei den Clodii (C. [II 6]), Larcii und Passieni. Auch Sklavenname; der prominenteste Träger ist der Freigelassene Caesars (C. Iulius) L., der bis in die Zeit des Augustus die Fina…

Atilia

(38 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[English version] Tochter eines (Atilius) Serranus, erste Frau des M. Porcius Cato (Uticensis), der sich in den frühen 60er Jahren v.Chr. von ihr trennte (Plut. Cat. min. 7,3; 24,6; Stammbaum bei [1. 333]). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography 1 Münzer.

Bithynicus

(30 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[English version] Röm. Cognomen in der Familie der Pomponii und bei M. Insteius B. (cos. suff. 162 n.Chr.); sonst bei Sklaven und Freigelassenen (ThlL 2,2018f.). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)

Ligus

(39 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[English version] Röm. Cognomen (“Ligurer”), in republikanischer Zeit in den Familien der Aelii (Aelius [I 5 und 6]), Octavii und weiteren (unbekannten) Familien. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography Kajanto, Cognomina, 196  D.R. Shackleton Bailey, Onomasticon to Cicero's Letters, 1995, 63.

Curiatius

(127 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[English version] Italischer Familienname (Schulze, 355); nach röm. Sage wurde der Krieg Roms gegen Alba Longa unter König Tullus Hostilius durch den Kampf der Drillingsbrüder der Curiatii aus Alba gegen die Drillingsbrüder der Horatii (Horatius) aus Rom entschieden, wobei jene getötet wurden (Liv. 1,24f.; Dion. Hal. ant. 3,16-20). Nach der Zerstörung Albas soll die Familie nach Rom übergesiedelt und unter die patriz. Geschlechter aufgenommen worden sein (Liv. 1,30,2; Dion. Hal. ant. 3,29,7). Der …

Rutilus

(36 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[English version] Röm. Cogn. (“rothaarig”), in republikanischer Zeit in mehreren Familien der Nobilität vorkommend (Cornelii, Marcii, Nautii, Sempronii, Verginii), in der Kaiserzeit in der Weiterbildung Rutilianus sehr häufig. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography Kajanto, Cognomina, 230.

Glabrio

(35 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[English version] Röm. Cognomen (“Kahlkopf”, vgl. glaber) in der Familie der Acilii (Acilius [I 10-13]; [II 6-9]), in der Kaiserzeit auch bei weiteren Familien. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography Degrassi, FCIR 254 Kajanto, Cognomina 236.

Lepidus

(24 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[English version] Röm. Cognomen, in republikan. Zeit bei den Aemilii [I 7-17; II 7-9] und anderen Familien belegt. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography Degrassi, FC, 256.

Calvius

(40 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
Röm. Gentilname (ThlL, Onom. 110). [English version] C. Cicero, C. Volkstribun 454 v. Chr, klagte den gewesenen Konsul Romilius an (Liv. 3,31,5); wohl spätannalistische Erfindung [1. 448]. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography 1 R.M. Ogilvie, A commentary on Livy books 1-5, 1965.

Dolabella

(19 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[English version] Römisches Cognomen, erblich geworden in der Familie der Cornelii Dolabellae (Cornelius [I 23-29]). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)

Caudex

(25 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[English version] Cognomen (“die Schiffsplanke”) des Ap. Claudius C., cos. 264 v.Chr.; die Enstehungslegende ist bei Seneca (dial. 10,13,4) überliefert. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)

Asellus

(37 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[English version] [1] Röm. Cognomen Deminutiv von asinus, Beiname in den Familien der Annier und Claudier, auch in der Kaiserzeit häufig. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography Kajanto, Cognomina, 87, 325. [English version] [2] s. Esel s. Esel

Patulcius

(39 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[English version] Seltener römischer Familienname. Der bekannteste Vertreter Q.P. klagte 52 v.Chr. zusammen mit L. Cornificius [1] erfolgreich den T. Annius [I 14] Milo wegen Gewaltanwendung ( de vi) an (Ascon. 54 C.). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography Schulze, 142.

Carbo

(33 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[English version] Röm. Cognomen (“das Geschwür”) des wichtigsten plebeischen Zweiges der Papirii im 2. und 1.Jh. v.Chr. (Cic. fam. 9,21,3). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography ThlL, Onom. 183f.  Kajanto, Cognomina, 341  Schulze, 314.

Gratidia

(54 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[English version] [1] Schwester des M. Gratidius [2] Schwester des M. Gratidius [2], verheiratet mit M. Tullius Cicero, dem Großvater des Redners (Cic. leg. 3,36). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [English version] [2] Wahrer Name der von Horaz mehrfach genannten Zauberin Canidia Wahrer Name der von Horaz mehrfach genannten Zauberin Canidia. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)

Nasica

(47 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[English version] Röm Cognomen (“Spitznase”); seit dem 2. Jh. v.Chr. erblich in der Familie der Cornelii Scipiones (Cornelius [I 81-85]). Nicht zu den den Cornelii gehört der von Horaz (Hor. sat. 2,5,57; 65) verspottete erfolglose Erbschleicher N. (um 30 v.Chr.). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography Kajanto, Cognomina 105; 237.

Cinna

(24 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[English version] Cognomen (Bed. ungeklärt) in den Familien der Cornelii und Helvii. Zum Dichter C. s. Helvius. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography Kajanto 106.

Mallius

(187 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
Röm. Gentilname (hsl. häufiger mit Manlius und Manilius verwechselt). [English version] [1] M. Maximus, Cn. Homo novus, Consul 105 v. Chr. Homo novus (Cic. Planc. 12), Praetor spätestens 108 v.Chr., Consul 105 zus. mit P. Rutilius Rufus und beauftragt mit dem Krieg gegen die Kimbern (Cimbri) im Rhonegebiet. Da sein Amtsvorgänger, der Proconsul Q. Servilius Caepio, sich nicht seinem Oberkommando fügen wollte und die Kimbern zum Angriff reizte, wurden ihre beiden Armeen bei Arausio nacheinander schwer geschlagen, zulet…

Caedicius

(208 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
Name eines plebeischen Geschlechtes, das seit dem 5.Jh. v.Chr. nachweisbar ist (ThlL, Onom. 18f.). [English version] [1] C., L. Volkstribun 475 v.Chr. Volkstribun 475 v.Chr. (MRR 1, 28). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [English version] [2] C., M. Römer, der 391 v.Chr. angeblich eine göttliche Stimme hörte hörte 391 v.Chr. angeblich am Vesta-Tempel eine göttl. Stimme, die vor dem Galliereinfall warnte. An dieser Stelle wurde später das Heiligtum des Aius Locutius errichtet. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [English version] [3] C., Q. Centurio gegen Etrusker (?) soll, nach späterer…

Pictor

(21 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[English version] Röm. Cognomen (“Maler”), erblich in der Familie der Fabii (Fabius [I 31-35]). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography Kajanto, Cognomina, 321.

Flaminius

(762 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
Röm. plebeischer Gentilname (Berufsbezeichung, vom Priesteramt des flamen abgeleitet [1]). Namensträger sind seit dem 3. Jh. v.Chr. hervorgetreten. Die Familie dürfte aber älter sein, wie die Ortsnamen campus Flaminius und prata Flaminia zeigen (Varro ling. 5,154; Liv. 3,54,15; 3,58,7), die aber auch als “Grundbesitz der flamines” gedeutet werden können (Oros. 5,18,27; [2]). Via Flaminia F. [1]. [English version] [1] F., C. Cos. 217 v.Chr. im 2. punischen Krieg Homo novus, der seine Karriere gegen den Widerstand eines großen Teiles der Nobilität durchsetzte. Die…

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…

Orestilla

(12 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[English version] Cognomen der Fabia [6] O. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)

Regillensis

(40 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[English version] Röm. Cogn. in der Familie der Postumii (Postumius [I 13-15]); nach der Trad. dem ersten Träger Postumius wegen seines Sieges 496 v. Chr. in der Schlacht am Lacus Regillus verliehen. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography Kajanto, Cognomina, 183.

Anneius

(23 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[English version] röm. Gentilname M., Legat Ciceros in Cilicien 51-50 v. Chr. (Cic. fam. 13,55 u.ö.; MRR 2,244). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)

Iullus

(30 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[English version] Name (auch hsl. Iulus) des Sohnes des Aineias (Iulus); Beiname in der Familie der Iulii [I 13-16]; Vorname des I. Antonius [II 1]. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)

Nobilior

(29 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[English version] Röm. Cognomen (“besonders vornehm”; nobiles ); prominent in der Familie der Fulvii (Fulvius [I 15-17]), aber auch sonst verbreitet. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography Kajanto, Cognomina, 72; 279.

Cn.

(30 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[English version] Abkürzung des seltenen lat. Praenomens Gnaeus (altlat. Gnaivos, oskisch Gnaivs, etr. cneve), von (g)naevus, “Muttermal”, auch Gn abgekürzt. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography Walde/Hofmann, 1, 613  Salomies, 29f.

Gallius

(178 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
Lat. Familienname (Schulze 424), urspr. vielleicht Abstammung von einem Gallus bezeichnend. [English version] [1] G., M. Anhänger des M. Antonius 43 v.Chr. 44 v.Chr. oder früher Praetor, diente 43 bei Mutina unter M. Antonius [I 9] und kämpfte auch gegen Octavian; testamentarisch adoptierte er den späteren Kaiser Tiberius (Cic. Phil. 13,26; Suet. Tib. 6,3). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [English version] [2] G., Q. Von Cicero gegen Wahlbestechungklage verteidigt 67 v.Chr. plebeischer Aedil, gab im J. 66 prunkvolle Spiele, war 65 als Praetor Vorsitzender im Proz…

Agrius

(65 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[English version] [1] C., röm. Ritter (1. Jh. v. Chr.) A., C., röm. Ritter, Freund Varros, im 1. B. rust. wohl wegen seines sprechenden Namens eingeführt. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [English version] [2] Publeianus, L., röm. Ritter (1. Jh. v. Chr.) A. Publeianus, L., röm. Ritter, Zeuge im Prozeß des Flaccus (Cic. Flacc. 31), wohl negotiator in Asia. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography Nicolet 2, 768-769.

Genucius

(616 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
Name einer alten, vielleicht aus Etrurien eingewanderten [1. 456f.] und im 4. und 3. Jh. v.Chr. führenden Familie der plebeischen Nobilität: G. [9] bekleidete unmittelbar nach der Zulassung der Plebeier zum Consulat (367/6) dieses Amt, G. [1] gehörte zu den ersten plebeischen Auguren. Die Historizität der patrizischen Namensträger G. [5]-[7] ist umstritten [2. 111; 3. 12f.]. Die Familie starb am Ende des 3. Jh. v.Chr. aus. [English version] [1] G., C. Einer der ersten plebeischen Auguren 300 v. Chr. War einer der ersten nach der lex Ogulnia von 300 v.Chr. eingesetzten plebei…

Nerius

(88 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
Seltener röm. Eigenname (als Praenomen, Familienname und Beiname inschr. bezeugt). Auch Name einer gallo-röm. Quellgottheit (Néris-Les Bains). [English version] [1] Geldverleiher mit juristischen Kenntnissen Geldverleiher mit juristischen Kenntnissen (Hor. sat. 2,3,69 mit Porphyrio z. St.; vgl. Pers. 2,14). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [English version] [2] N., Cn. (?) klagte 56 v. Chr. P. Sestius wegen Amtserschleichung an Klagte 56 v.Chr. P. Sestius wegen Amtserschleichung ( ambitus) an (Cic. ad Q. fr. 2,3,5); nicht identisch mit dem quaestor urbanus 49 v.Chr. (RRC 441). E…

Carvilius

(303 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
Name einer (wohl zugewanderten) plebeischen Familie, im 3./2.Jh. v.Chr. bezeugt und später wieder verschwunden (ThlL, Onom. 219f.; Schulze, 139, A.8; 403; 454). Der Quaestor und Zeuge im Camillusprozeß 391, Sp. Carvilius (MRR 1,93), dürfte später erfunden sein; auch ein Britenhäuptling hieß C. (Caes. Gall. 5,22,1). [English version] [1] C., L. Volkstribun 212 v. Chr. Volkstribun 212 v.Chr. zusammen mit Sp. C., vielleicht sein Bruder. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [English version] [2] C., Sp. Leiter einer Schreibschule, 3. Jh. v. Chr. Freigelassener des Sp. C. Maximus Ruga…

Cotta

(20 words)

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

Privernas

(25 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[English version] Röm. Cognomen (“Sieger über Privernum”), Beiname des L. Aemilius [I 24] Mamercinus P. (vielleicht nachträglich erfunden). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography Kajanto, Cognomina, 182.

Lateranus

(43 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[English version] Röm. Cognomen (urspr. “der <vom Wohnsitz> auf dem Hügel”); in republikan. Zeit bei L. Sextius L. ( cos. 366 v.Chr.), in der Kaiserzeit auch in den Familien der Claudii, Magii, Plautii und Sextii vorkommend. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography Kajanto, Cognomina, 309.

Asellio

(18 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[English version] Beiname (“der Eseltreiber”) in der Familie der Sempronier. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography Kajanto, Cognomina, 323.

Catulus

(27 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
Röm. Cognomen (“der junge Hund”) in der Familie der Lutatii (Lutatius). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [English version] [1] Epigrammatiker s. Lutatius Catulus, Q. Bibliography Kajanto, Cognomina 326.

Hospes

(24 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[English version] Cognomen in den kaiserzeitlichen Fasten in den Familien der Iulii und Vettii (Iulius; Vettius). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography Degrassi, FCIR 255.

Lamponius, M.

(114 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[English version] Führer der Lucaner im Bundesgenossenkrieg [3] 90 v.Chr. und einer der zwölf Praetoren des Bundes (App. civ. 1,181). Unter dem Kommando von Pontius Telesinus kämpfte L. erfolgreich gegen P. Licinius [I 15] Crassus (App. civ. 1,184; vgl. Frontin. strat. 2,4,16). L. setzte den Kampf noch bis 87 in Bruttium fort und schloß sich dann den Marianern an. 82 versuchte er mit anderen vergeblich, den von L. Cornelius [I 90] Sulla in Praeneste eingeschlossenen C. Marius (cos. 82) zu befreien…

Curius

(260 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
Plebeischer Gentilname, seit dem Anfang des 3. Jh.v.Chr. bezeugt (ThlL, Onom. 2, 760-762). [English version] [1] Proconsul zwischen 47 und 45 v. Chr Sonst unbekannter Proconsul zwischen 47 und 45 v. Chr (Adressat von Cic. fam. 13,49). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [English version] [2] C., M. Volkstribun 198 v.Chr. Volkstribun 198 v.Chr., erhob Einspruch gegen die Wahl des T.Quinctius Flamininus zum Consul (Liv. 32,7,8). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [English version] [3] C., Q. Catilinarier, verriet 63 v.Chr. die Verschwörung 70 v.Chr. als ehemaliger Quaestor (?) aus dem …

Pollio

(42 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[English version] Röm. Cognomen, wohl vom Gentiliz Pollius abgeleitet; in republikan. Zeit nur in der Familie der Asinii (Asinius [I 4]; [II 12]); in der Kaiserzeit weitverbreitet [1]. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography 1 Kajanto, Cognomina, 37; 164 2 D. Reichmuth, Die lat. Gentilicia, 1956, 69.

Gnipho

(25 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[English version] Röm. Cognomen (von griech. Γνίφων, “Geizhals”), Beiname des M. Antonius [I 12] G., des Lehrers von Caesar und Cicero. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)

Kinderkaiser

(184 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[English version] K. (nach lat. principes pueri, SHA Tac. 6,5; Sidon. carm. 7, 533) bezeichnet seit Hartke [1] die Angehörigen der Valentinianisch-Theodosianischen Dyn. (Stammbaum s. Theodosius), die als ein- bis achtjährige Knaben auf den Thron gelangten: die Söhne Valentinianus' I., Gratianus [2] (geb. 359 n.Chr.; Augustus 367) und Valentinianus II. (geb. 371; Augustus 375); die Söhne des Theodosius I., Arcadius (geb. 377; Augustus 383) und Honorius (geb. 384; Augustus 393) sowie seine Enkel Theodos…

Denter

(25 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[English version] Cognomen (vgl. Dentatus) bei den Caecilii [I 25] und M. Livius D. (cos. 302 v.Chr.). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography Kajanto, Cognomina 224.

Rufillus

(44 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[English version] Röm. Cogn., als Koseform von Rufinus nicht realer Name (so bei Hor. sat. 1,2,26 f.; vgl. 1,4,92 für einen überkultivierten “Dandy”). Rufilla war der Name einer angeblichen Geliebten Octavians (Augustus) (Suet. Aug. 69,2). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography Kajanto, Cognomina, 27; 229.

Merenda

(39 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[English version] [1] Cognomen des M. Antonius [I 13] und bei den Cornelii Cognomen des M. Antonius [I 13] und in der Familie der Cornelii. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography Kajanto, Cognomina, 340. [English version] [2] s. Mahlzeiten s. Mahlzeiten

Quirinalis

(26 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[English version] Röm. Cogn., vom Wohnsitz auf dem Mons Quirinalis, erscheint erst in der Kaiserzeit. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography 1 Degrassi, FCIR, 265 2 Kajanto, Cognomina, 184.

Longus

(29 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[English version] Weitverbreitetes röm. Cognomen, uspr. wohl zur Bezeichnung einer körperlichen Besonderheit ( longus, “groß”; Quint. inst. 1,4,25; 6,38). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography 1 Degrassi, FCIR, 146 2 Kajanto, Cognomina, 230.

Glaucia

(35 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[English version] Röm. Cognomen (die Gleichsetzung mit dem griech. Eigennamen Γλαυκίας ist umstritten, [1]) in der Familie der Servilii (bekannt ist der Praetor 100 v.Chr. C. Servilius G.). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography 1 Schulze 343.

Blossius

(176 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Inwood, Brad (Toronto)
Ital.-osk. Gentilname (Schulze 423; ThlL 2,2054f.). Cicero erwähnt eine angesehene Familie B. aus Campanien (leg. agr. 2,93), deren Angehörige in Capua 216 und 210 v.Chr. als Gegner Roms bezeugt sind (Liv. 23,7,8f.; 27,3,4f.). [English version] [1] lat. Dichter und Advokat, 5. Jh. n. Chr. s. Dracontius. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [English version] [2] von Cumae Politiker und Philosoph, gest. 128 v. Chr. Eine italische polit. Figur (gest. 128 v.Chr.), von Plutarch als Philosoph bezeichnet, da der Stoiker Antipatros [10] von Tarsos sein Freund war und ihm…

Murena

(128 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Cologne)
Roman third name or nickname (‘Moray’) in the Licinii family (Licinius [I 32-35]) which passed by adoption from there to A. Terentius Varro M. and his son of the same name ( cos. 23 BC). It was adopted by more families in the Imperial era. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [1] People's tribune in 97 AD The tribunus plebis, who in AD 97 made the right of speech possible for Fabricius [II 2] Veiento in a dispute in the Senate (Plin. Ep. 9,13,19); probably he and Q. Roscius Coelius Murena ... Pompeius Falco are one and the same person. PIR2 M 746. It is, however, surprising why Pli…

Albucius

(365 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Walde, Christine (Basle)
[German version] [1] Poisoner Roman family name. Name of a preparer of poison in Hor. Sat. 2,1,48, probably not identical with the one named in 2,2,67. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [2] T., follower of Epicurus (end of 2nd cent. BC) T., follower of Epicurus, became involved in a fight with the praetor Q.  Mucius Scaevola because of his Hellenophilia in 120 BC. A. charged him unsuccessfully in 119 and was mocked for this reason by  Lucilius in the 2nd book of his Satires. Praetor and propraetor in 105-104 (107-106?) in …

Papius

(506 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Cologne)
Italic family name, most common among the Samnites, also encountered as an Oscan praenomen. The author of the lex Papia Poppaea in AD 9 was P. [II 1]. I. Republican Period [German version] [I 1] P. People's tribune c. 80 BC People's tribune, probably before 80 BC and therefore not identical with P. [I 2]; author of a lex Papia, stipulating the supplementation of the number of Vestal virgins by means of election by lot (Gell. NA 1,12,10-12). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [I 2] P., C. People's tribune in 65 BC, author of a lex Papia People's tribune in 65 BC, author of a lex Papia

Olybrius

(207 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Gutsfeld, Andreas (Münster)
Late antique personal name in the Anicii family: Anicius [II 13] Hermogenianus O. ( cos. in AD 395), Q. Clodius Hermogenianus O. [1] ( cos. in 379), the emperor of the year 472, Anicius [II 15] O. and Flavius Anicius O. ( cos. in 526). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [1] Q. Clodius Hermogenianus O. Official, 4th cent. AD Praefectus praetorio Orientis from AD 378 to 379. A Christian from a respected family, presumably from the city of Rome, O. had a brilliant career (CIL VI 1714). After he had been governor of Campania he probably became pr…

Opilio

(79 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Lütkenhaus, Werner (Marl)
[German version] [1] Roman cognomen Roman cognomen ('shepherd'), occurring only in late Antiquity. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography 1 Degrassi, FCIR, 260 2 Kajanto, Cognomina, 323. [German version] [2] Official under Odoacer Sometime between 476 and 490 AD, O. was comes sacrarum largitionum under Odoacer, perhaps from Liguria [2. 183]. He is mentioned in Cassiodorus's Variae. O.'s sons Cyprianus and O. held offices under Theoderic the Great. Lütkenhaus, Werner (Marl) Bibliography 1 PLRE 2, 807f. 2 D. Henning, Periclitans res publica, 1999, 109, 183.

Ogulnius

(235 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Müller, Christian (Bochum)
Name of a Roman gens, first appearing with O. [1]. Later members of the family are politically insignificant. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [1] O. Gallus, Q. Leader of a Roman embassy in 292 BC that transferred the cult of Asclepius to Rome During an epidemic in Rome in 292 BC, leader of a Roman embassy that transferred the cult of Asclepius from Epidaurus to Rome (MRR 1, 182); in 273, member of the first embassy to the Ptolemaic court in Alexandria [1] (MRR 1, 182; for the background to this embassy see [1. 141-145]). As cos. in 269 (MRR 1, 199), according to Pliny (HN 33…

Aurunculeius

(268 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Will, Wolfgang (Bonn)
Plebeian gentile name (extension of Aurunceius, ThlL 2,1532f. [1. 354]); there are records of the family in Rome from the 3rd cent. BC, but they ceased to have any significance during the imperial time. [German version] [1] A., C. Praetor in 209 BC in Sardinina and propraetor in 208 Praetor in 209 BC in Sardinina and propraetor in 208 (MRR 1,285; 291). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [2] A., L. Praetor urbanus in 190 BC Praetor urbanus in 190 BC; amongst those sent to reorganize the situation in Asia Minor in 189 (MRR 1, 356; 363). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography 1 Sch…

Lentulus

(175 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Benz, Lore (Kiel)
Roman cognomen, derived in folk etymology from lens, ‘lentil’ (Plin. HN 18,10), actually the diminutive form of lentus, ‘lethargic’ [1. 249] with a friendly-mocking meaning; non-Etruscan origin [as in 2. 313; 3. 783]; occurs only in the family of the Cornelii: Cornelius [I 31-56]; [II 24-33]. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [1] Mimographer in the early Imperial Period The mimographus L. should be dated to the early Imperial period; he was the author of the lost mime of Catinenses (Tert. De pallio 4,1). Tert. Apol. 15,1 puts L. and the mimographer Hostilius t…

Verrius

(729 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Schmidt, Peter Lebrecht
Roman nomen gentile, perhaps of Etruscan origin (Schulze, 287), first recorded in the 1st cent. BC. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [1] M. V. Flaccus Latin grammarian, Augustan era [German version] I. Life V. was the leading grammarian of the generation after Varro [2], born in Praeneste after 60 BC. Suetonius' biography (Gram. 17) reveals competition with Varro: the freedman ( libertinus) V. stands in opposition to the Roman equestrian ( eques Romanus), the grammarian to the philosopher and poet ( philosophus et poeta), the politician and soldier. V. became famous through h…

Cos(s)inius

(244 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Cologne)
Italic proper name, attested with and without doubling of the s (Schulze, 159; ThlL, Onom. 2.667f.). I. Republican period [German version] [I 1] C., L. Praetor 73 BC, fell in battle against Spartacus Praetor (?) in 73 BC, fell in battle against Spartacus (Sall. Hist. 3,94; Plut. Crassus 9,4f.). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography F. Ryan, The Praetorship of Varinius, Cossinius and Glaber, in: Klio 78, 1996, 376. [German version] [I 2] C., L. Dialogue partner in Varro and Cicero Speaks as dialogue partner in Varro (Rust. 2) on cattle breeding, probably identical to a…

Nasica

(134 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Karttunen, Klaus (Helsinki)
[German version] [1] Roman cognomen Roman cognomen (‘pointed nose’); from the 2nd cent. BC it was hereditary in the family of the Cornelii Scipiones (Cornelius [I 81-85]). The unsuccessful legacy hunter N. (around 30 BC) who was ridiculed by Horace (Hor. Sat. 2,5,57; 65) was not part of the Cornelii family. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography Kajanto, Cognomina 105; 237. [German version] [2] Town in western India (Νασίκα; Nasíka).Town in western India to the east of the river Namades (Narmada) (Ptol. 7,1,6). Probably present-day Nāsik (old Indian Nāsikya…

Messalla

(200 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Rüpke, Jörg (Erfurt)
Cognomen in the family of the Valerii ( Valerius). The best-known bearers are Manius Valerius Maximus M. ( cos. 263 BC), a commander in the Second Punic War, Marcus Valerius M. Rufus ( cos. 53), a follower of Caesar and antiquarian, and Marcus Valerius M. Corvinus ( cos. suff. 31), a supporter of emperor Augustus, who promoted Tibullus and other contemporaneous poets. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [1] Valerius M. Avienus Legatus senatus in c. AD 396/98, praef. praet. for Italia and Africa As a member of an old consular family (Rut. Nam. 1,271f.; Macr. Sat. 1,6,26), he became l…

Cato

(1,353 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Kierdorf, Wilhelm (Cologne)
Roman cognomen perhaps of Etruscan origin [1. 310, 315, 418], in conjunction with catus (‘astute’, ‘crafty’ [2; 3. 250]. In Republican times widespread in the families of the Hostilii and Valerii, prominent among the Porcii, according to whose model C. is used now and again as a synonym for a conservative Roman; quite rarely also as gentilicium [1. 303].  Porcius Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [1] Porcius C., M. Cato the Elder, 234-149 BC (234-149 BC), ‘Cato the Elder’, ‘Censorius’, energetic politician and founder of Roman prose literature, is the b…

Catius

(369 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Cologne)
Plebeian surname (ThlL, Onom. 264f.). I. Republican period [German version] [I 1] C., Q. Aedile, 210 BC In 210 BC plebeian aedile, in 207 legate of the consul C. Claudius Nero. In 205 envoy to Delphi to deliver the booty resulting from the defeat of Hasdrubal (Liv. 28,45,12). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [I 2] C. Vestinus, C. Military tribune under Antonius, 1st cent. BC Military tribune under Antonius 43 BC at Mutina, was taken prisoner by Plancus (Cic. Fam. 10,23,5). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) II. Imperial period [German version] [II 1] C. see  Caesius [II 4]. Eck, Wer…

Cominius

(462 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Cologne)
[German version] I. Republican period Italic family name (ThlL, Onom. 2, 543); from the 2nd cent. BC its bearers belonged to the Roman equestrian class, and during the imperial period occasionally acceded to the Senate. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [I 1] C., P. Roman eques from Spoletium, 1st half of the 1st cent. BC Roman knight from Spoletium, and an acquaintance of Cicero; in 74 BC with his brother C.C. unsuccessfully accused L. Aelius Staienus (Cic. Clu. 100), and in 66 and 65 the people's tribune C. Cornelius [I 2], defended by Cicero, for maiestas (Ascon. 59-62C; Ci…

Attica

(3,636 words)

Author(s): Lohmann, Hans (Bochum) | Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[German version] [1] Region in Greece (ἡ Ἀττική; hē Attikḗ). [German version] A. Landscape Easternmost landscape of central Greece, which, as a triangular peninsula, protrudes to the south-east between the Euboean Sea and the Saronic Gulf. A. borders Megara in the west,  Boeotia in the north. More than 40 per cent of the surface of A. (2530 km2) is composed of mountains: in the north Cithaeron (1407 m) is the border to Boeotia, where the Megalo Vuno and Mount Parnes (1413 m) continue eastward, also the Hymettus (1026 m) and Pentelicon (1108 m). Moun…

Calidius

(260 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Will, Wolfgang (Bonn)
Plebeian family name, attested in Rome from the 1st cent. BC (Schulze, 138; ThlL, Onom. 81f.). [German version] [1] C., M. Mint master in 117 or 116 BC Mint master in 117 or 116 BC (RRC 284), perhaps later praetor or propraetor (IG VII 18, Z. 14). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [2] C., M. Praetor in 57 BC Praetor in 57 BC; as such he supported Cicero's return from exile (Cic. P. Red. Sen. 22), and on this occasion probably gave the speech De domo Ciceronis (Quint. Inst. 10,1,23). In 52 BC, he took up the cause of T. Annius [I 14] Milo, the murderer of  Clodius Pulc…

Praetextatus

(153 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Leppin, Hartmut (Hannover)
Roman cognomen ('boy dressed in a toga praetexta'). Epithet of L. Papirius [I 23] P. and in the Sulpicii family (Sulpicius); widespread in the Imperial Period. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [1] Vettius Agorius P. Praefectus Urbi AD 265-267 c. AD 320-384. Having started his career as quaestor and praetor, he became corrector Tusciae et Umbriae before 362, as a favourite of Iulianus [11] proconsul Achaiae in 362/4, praefectus urbi in Rome in 365/7, then a praetorian prefect of Illyria, Italia, and Africa; designated a consul in 384; several times …

Appianus

(970 words)

Author(s): Magnino, Domenico (Pavia) | Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[I] Historian (c. AD 90-160) [German version] A. Life [I] Alexandrian historian, who was born between AD 90 and 95 in Alexandria, lived there until 120 and then in Rome. The autobiography mentioned in the proemium of his work (pr. 15,62) is not preserved. Sparse biographical information can be found in his work, in a letter by Fronto (1,161-2 van Hout) and in Photius, which places his ἀκμή ( akmḗ; flowering) in the time of Trajan and Hadrian (cod. 57, p.17a,21). In Rome he was active as an attorney and held the rank of a procurator Augusti. Died in Rome in AD 160. Magnino, Domenico (Pavia) …

Lusius [II]

(481 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Cologne)
Italic personal name [1. 184, 359]. I. Republican period [German version] [I 1] Nephew of C. Marius [I 1] Son of the sister of C. Marius [I 1], military tribune in the Cimbrian War in Gaul. When attempting to rape a young soldier, he was stabbed by the latter, but the perpetrator was acquitted by the military tribunal because he had been defending himself (Cic. Mil. 9 with Schol. Bobiensia 114 Stangl; Val. Max. 6,1,12; Plut. Marius 14,4-9). This acquittal was a popular theme in Roman rhetoric instruction (Cic. Inv. 2,124; Quint. Inst. 3,11,14 et passim). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) II. Imper…

Antistia

(126 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Cologne)
[German version] [1] Mother-in-law to Ti. Sempronius Gracchus Wife of Ap. Claudius Pulcher ( cos. 143 BC) and mother-in-law to Ti. Sempronius Gracchus (Plut. Ti. Gracch. 4,3). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [2] First wife of Pompey First wife of Pompey, who separated from her at Sulla's behest in 82 BC (Plut. Pomp. 4,9). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [3] Politta Daughter of L.  Antistius [II 12] Vetus (middle of the 1st cent. AD) Daughter of L.  Antistius [II 12] Vetus, and wife of Rubellius Plautus, who was banished to Asia for associ…

Plaetorius

(163 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Bartels, Jens (Bonn)
Name of a Roman plebeian family (occasionally confused with Laetorius); attained some distinction only in the 2nd cent. BC; insignificant in the Imperial Period. [German version] [1] P. Cestianus, L. Quaestor 43/2 BC Quaestor in 43/42 BC under M. Iunius [I 10] Brutus; issued denarii depicting a pilleus between two daggers, with the legend Eid(ibus) Mar(tiis), thus celebrating the assassination of Caesar on the Ides of March of 44 BC (RRC 508). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [2] P. Cestianus, M. Probably governor of Macedonia in 63/2 Quaestor before 69 BC (Cic. Font…

Vibullius

(397 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Cologne)
Uncommon Roman gens name, possibly of Etruscan origin (Schulze, 405). I. Republican period [German version] [I 1] V. Rufus, L. Follower and close confidant of Cn. Pompeius [I 3] Magnus, from no later than 49 BC his praefectus [8] fabrum. In 56 BC he was sent to Cicero to stop him resisting Caesar's land distribution in Campania (Cic. Fam. 1,9,10); in 54 he was a courier for Caesar (Cic. Ad Q. fr. 3,1,18). At the outbreak of the civil war in 49 BC he was sent to Picenum to enlist troops for Pompey (Caes. B Civ. 1,15,4). He took over…

Apronius

(432 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Cologne)
Latin name with Etruscan parallels [1] (regarding distribution see ThLL 2,211). I. Republican period [German version] [I 1] Tribunus plebis 449 BC C., people's tribune in 449 BC after the end of the Decemvirate (Liv. 3,54,13). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [I 2] Cn. 3rd cent. BC as a former aedile he was extradited by Rome in 266 with his colleague Q. Fabius because of a physical attack on a delegation from Apollonia, but then was returned by that city (MRR 1,201). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [I 3] Q. Tax collector of verres in Sicily One of Verres' ta…

Cosconius

(328 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Cologne)
Plebeian family, attested since the 3rd cent. BC (ThlL, Onom. 2,663f.). I. Republican period [German version] [I 1] C., C. Commander in the Social War in Apulia 89 BC Fought successfully in 89 BC in the Social War in Apulia (as praetor or legate?, Liv. Per. 75), proconsul in Illyria from 78-76 (Cic. Clu. 97 etc.); perhaps identical with the C. mentioned in Valerius Maximus(8,1 para. 8). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [I 2] C., C. Praetor 63 BC, record-keeper during the case against the Catilinarians As praetor he was in 63 BC the record-keeper during the Senate d…

Cilnius

(145 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Cologne)
Name of an important family in Arretium (Schulze, 149); involved in a dispute with the town's citizens in 302 BC (Liv. 10,3,2 i.a.). Augustus called  Maecenas a Cilnian, which presumably only referred to his maternal ancestors (Macrob. Sat. 2,4,12). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [1] C. Proculus, C. Cos. suff. 87 AD From Arretium. Cos. suff. in AD 87 (AE 1949, 23). Father of C. [2]. Eck, Werner (Cologne) [German version] [2] C. Proculus, C. Senator, governor, c. 100 AD Senator from Arretium (CIL XI 1833 and AE 1926, 123 belong together: [1. 239ff.] = AE 1985,…

Blossius

(172 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Inwood, Brad (Toronto)
Italian-Oscan gentilicium (Schulze 423 ThIL 2,2054f.). Cicero mentions a respected B. family from Campania (Leg. agr. 2,93), whose members in Capua are known to have been opponents of Rome in 216 and 210 BC (Liv. 23,7,8f.;27,3,4f.). [German version] [1] Latin poet and advocate, 5th cent. AD see Dracontius. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [2] of Cumae Politician and philosopher, died 128 BC An Italian political figure (born 128 BC), whom Plutarch described as a philosopher because the Stoic Antipater [10] of Tarsus was his friend and while in …

Asiaticus

(148 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Cologne)
Honorary name that replaced the older form Asiagenus/-genes in the Augustan period, common among the Cornelii Scipiones, in the Imperial period also among the Valerians; first adopted as a victor's title by P.  Cornelius Scipio Asiagenus ( cos. 190), then continued by his descendants. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [1] Aristocrat from Gaul (died 69 AD) Aristocrat from Gaul ( dux Galliarum), who fought for Julius Vindex in AD 68; executed by  Vitellius upon the soldiers' wish in 69 (Tac. Hist. 2,94,2; PIR2 A 1215). Eck, Werner (Cologne) [German version] [2] Valerius Asi…

Erucius

(320 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Cologne)
Italian family name (possibly originating in Etruria, Schulze, 112, 170), attested from the 1st cent. BC but not of any significance until the 2nd cent. AD. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [1] Sex. E. Clarus Partaker in the Parthian War of Trajan Son of the E. Clarus named in Pliny (Ep. 2,9,4), grandson of the later Praetorian prefect Septicius Clarus; father or grandfather of E. [2]. Pliny supported him in the early stages of his career. He took part in Trajan's Parthian War, in which he conquered Seleucia probably in AD …

Ovinius

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Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Cologne)
Latin family name, derived from the Oscan praenomen Ovius. I. Republican period [German version] [I 1] People's tribune before 312 BC, author of the Lex Ovinia People's tribune before 312 BC and author of the Lex Ovinia, which entrusted the censors with keeping the roll of senators (Fest. 290 L.). MRR 1,158. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) II. Imperial period [German version] [II 1] L.O.Curius Proculus Modianus Africanus 3rd cent. AD official Cos. suff. probably in the 1st half of the 3rd cent. AD (CIL VI 1479 = ILS 8093 = CIL VI Suppl. VIII ad 1479). PIR2 O 185. Eck, Werner (Cologne) …

Fundanius

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Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Will, Wolfgang (Bonn)
Widespread Roman plebeian gentes name (Schulze 357, 533, 542). [German version] [1] F., C. Plebeian tribune in 68 BC Plebeian tribune in 68 BC (?), one of the originators of the lex Antonia de Termessibus (Roman Statutes 1, 1996, no. 19), at the same time curator viarum (ILLRP 465a). Probably identical to C.F. who was defended by Cicero in 66 or 65 (Q. Cic. comm. petitionis 19) and is still mentioned in 59 (Cic. Ad Q. Fr. 1,2,10). He was probably also the father-in-law of the antiquarian M. Terentius  Varro, who introduces him as a dialogue partner in de re rustica (1,2,1 et passim). Elvers, Karl-…

Aemilia

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Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Cologne)
[German version] [1] Vestalis maxima probably 178 BC Vestalis maxima probably 178 BC (Obseq. 8; Val. Max. 1,1,6-7; Dion. Hal. Ant. Rom. 2,68,3-5 [1]). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [2] Vestal, died 114 BC Vestal, condemned in a sensational trial and executed in 114 BC, because of incest, with other colleagues (MRR 1,534; 537). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [3] Wife of Pompey Daughter of M. Aemilius Scaurus (cos. 115 BC), first married to M'. Acilius Glabrio (cos. 67), forced by Sulla 82 (?) to marry Pompey (Plut. Sull. 33,4; Pompon. 9,1). Elvers, Karl-Lu…

Aristius

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Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Will, Wolfgang (Bonn)
Roman family name (ThLL 2,646 f.) [1]. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [1] M., military tribune 52 BC A., M., military tribune in Caesar's army during the Gallic uprising of 52 BC (Caes. B. Gall. 7,42,5; 43,1). Will, Wolfgang (Bonn) [German version] [2] Fuscus, poet and grammaticus (1st cent. BC) A., Fuscus, poet and grammaticus, close friend and critic of  Horatius, who dedicated Carm. 1,22 and Epist. 1,10 to him. Sat. 1,9,61-74 shows his sense of humour. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography R. G. M. Nisbet, M. Hubbard, A Commentary on Horace: Odes, Book 1…

Atidius

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Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Cologne)
(Attidius), seldom used proper name (cf. the municipium Attidium in Umbria, Schulze 558; ThlL 2,1174). [German version] [1] Senator, exile at the court of  Mithridates, killed 67 BC Senator, exile at the court of  Mithridates VI, killed by him in 67 BC (App. Mith. 410). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [2] A. Geminus Governor in Greece under Augustus after 29 BC Governor in Greece ( praetor Achaiae, Tac. Ann. 4,43,3) under Augustus after 29 BC, whose decision the Messenians cited in AD 25. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [3] (Attidius). A. Cornelianus, L.…

Decimius

(225 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Nutton, Vivian (London)
Roman family name, whose older and inscriptional form is Decumus (Schulze, 159), derived from  Decimus. Historic bearers of the name are documented since the 2nd half of the 2nd cent. BC. [German version] [1] D., C. Legate in Egypt 168 BC Legate in Crete in 171 BC, praetor peregrinus in 169, legate in Egypt in 168. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [2] D., Num. Leader of allies in the war against Hannibal 217 BC from Bovianum in Samnium; in 217, he brought timely help with a contingent of allies to the magister equitum Q. Minucius who was under heavy pressure from Hannibal …

Arruntia

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Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Cologne)
[German version] [1] Vestalin (1st half 1st cent. BC) Vestal in 69 BC at the latest. (Macrob. Sat. 3.13.11). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [2] A. Arria Camilla (2nd half 1st cent. AD) Probably the daughter of L. Arruntius [II 8] Camillus Scribonianus; must have lived into the Trajanic era (Raepsaet-Charlier, no. 103; PIR2 A 1152). Eck, Werner (Cologne)
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