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Aelius

(3,107 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Giaro, Tomasz (Frankfurt/Main) | Will, Wolfgang (Bonn) | Kierdorf, Wilhelm (Cologne) | Eck, Werner (Cologne) | Et al.
Name of a Roman plebeian house (originally Ailius), verifiable from the 4th cent. BC until the late imperial era. The most important families are the Paeti (since the 4th cent. BC), Tuberones (since the 2nd cent. BC), and from the 1st cent. also the Galli and Lamiae. In the imperial era, especially since Hadrian, the most famous bearer of the name, the name Aelius is so widespread that it -- just like Flavius and Aurelius -- loses its character as nomen gentile. I. Republic [German version] [I 1] Ae. Unknown author of a lex Aelia, mid 2nd cent. BC unknown author of a lex Aelia (mostly mentioned t…

Menippus

(1,763 words)

Author(s): Will, Wolfgang (Bonn) | Günther, Linda-Marie (Munich) | Mehl, Andreas (Halle/Saale) | Baumbach, Manuel (Zürich) | Weißenberger, Michael (Greifswald) | Et al.
(Μένιππος; Ménippos). [German version] [1] According to Plutarch sub-commander of Pericles In Plut. Pericles 13,10 (cf. Plut Mor. 812d) mentioned as a friend and sub-commander of Pericles (probably between 443 and 430 BC). Like the latter, he was mocked in the comedies. It is uncertain if M. really was a strategos. Plutarch's term for him ( hypostratēgṓn) is the Greek equivalent of the Latin term legatus (Develin, 103). Aristoph. Av. 1294 mentions a M., whom the scholias identify as a horse dealer. Will, Wolfgang (Bonn) Bibliography PA 10033 Traill, PAA 646185 (vgl. 646190 und 646195). …

Lucilius

(2,458 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Fündling, Jörg (Bonn) | Will, Wolfgang (Bonn) | Christes, Johannes (Berlin) | Eck, Werner (Cologne) | Et al.
Name of a Roman plebeian family, derived from the first name Lucius [II], widespread from the 2nd cent. BC onwards. The satirical poet L. is the best-known of them. [I 6]. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) I. Republican era [German version] [I 1] A friend of M. Iunius [I 10] Brutus, who wanted to protect the latter in 42 BC at Philippi by pretending to be him (App. B Civ. 4,542-545). After that he followed M. Antonius [I 9] with similar loyalty until they both died in the year 30. Fündling, Jörg (Bonn) [German version] [I 2] L., Sex. People's tribune 87 BC, thrown from the Tarpeian rock beca…

Callias

(1,877 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) | Michel, Simone (Hamburg) | Patzek, Barbara (Wiesbaden) | Will, Wolfgang (Bonn) | Nesselrath, Heinz-Günther (Göttingen) | Et al.
(Καλλίας; Kallías, Ion. Καλλίης; Kallíēs). Common Attic name from the 6th -- 4th cent. BC, especially in the rich priestly family (several dadouchoi) of the Ceryces, which was associated with the cult of Eleusis. C. appears there in alternation with  Hipponicus. Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) [German version] [1] Mythical son of the Heraclid Temenos Mythical son of the Heraclid  Temenus, king of Argos, and the brother of Agelaus, Eurypylus and  Hyrnetho. Since the king preferred Hyrnetho and her husband  Deiphontes to his sons, they had Temenus murder…

Clodius

(2,871 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Will, Wolfgang (Bonn) | Nutton, Vivian (London) | Glock, Andreas (Bremen) | Birley, A. R. (Düsseldorf) | Et al.
In the 1st cent. BC, vernacular form of the gentilicium  Claudius (C. [I 4] and  Clodia), since late Republican period also an independent family name. I. Republican period [German version] [I 1] C., C. Praefect of M. Brutus in 43/42 BC In 43/42 BC follower and prefect of M. Brutus; he murdered C. Antonius [I 3]. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [I 2] C., Sex. Henchman of P. Clodius [I 4] Pulcher, Sex. Cloelius [2] Henchman of P. Clodius [I 4] Pulcher, Sex.  Cloelius [2]. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [I 3] C. Aesopus Tragic actor, 2nd half of the 1st cent. BC Tragic …

Iuventius

(1,470 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Schmidt, Peter L. (Constance) | Will, Wolfgang (Bonn) | Nadig, Peter C. (Duisburg) | Eck, Werner (Cologne) | Et al.
Roman cognomen [1. 281; 482; 2. 735]. The gens belonged to the municipal nobility of Tusculum, came into Roman politics around 200 BC and with I. [I 6] achieved the sole consulate in the middle of the 2nd cent. BC, to which they referred to also later (Cic. Planc. 12, 15; 18f. and others; cf. Catull. 24,1-3). The most important families were the Thalnae (also Talnae in inscriptions) and the Laterenses. I. Republican period [German version] [I 1] Alleged first curule aedile of the plebs, 4th cent. BC According to fictitious family tradition, the first curule aedile of the plebs at the end …

Clodius

(2,678 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Will, Wolfgang (Bonn) | Nutton, Vivian (London) | Glock, Andreas (Bremen) | Birley, A. R. (Düsseldorf) | Et al.
Im 1. Jh.v.Chr. volkssprachliche Namensform des Gentilnamens Claudius (C. [I 4] und Clodia), seit spätrepublikanischer Zeit auch eigenständiger Familienname. I. Republikanische Zeit [English version] [I 1] C., C. Praefekt des M. Brutus 43/42 v.Chr. 43/42 v.Chr. Anhänger und Praefekt des M. Brutus; er ermordete den C. Antonius [I 3]. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [English version] [I 2] C., Sex. Handlanger des P. Clodius [I 4] Pulcher, Sex. s. Cloelius [2]. Handlanger des P. Clodius [I 4] Pulcher, Sex. Cloelius [2]. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [English version] [I 3] C. Aesopus …

Menippos

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Author(s): Will, Wolfgang (Bonn) | Günther, Linda-Marie (München) | Mehl, Andreas (Halle/Saale) | Baumbach, Manuel (Heidelberg) | Weißenberger, Michael (Greifswald) | Et al.
(Μένιππος). [English version] [1] nach Plutarch Unterfeldherr des Perikles Bei Plut. Perikles 13,10 (vgl. Plut mor. 812d) als Freund und Unterfeldherr des Perikles erwähnt (wohl zw. 443 und 430 v.Chr.). Wie dieser war er Zielscheibe des Komödienspotts. Ob M. tatsächlich als Stratege tätig war, ist ungewiß. Plutarchs Bezeichung für ihn ( hypostratēgṓn) ist die griech. Entsprechung zum lat. Begriff legatus (Develin, 103). Aristoph. Av. 1294 erwähnt einen M., den die Scholien als Pferdehändler identifizieren. Will, Wolfgang (Bonn) Bibliography PA 10033  Traill, PAA 646185 (vgl…

Kallias

(1,744 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) | Michel, Raphael (Basel) | Patzek, Barbara (Wiesbaden) | Will, Wolfgang (Bonn) | Nesselrath, Heinz-Günther (Göttingen) | Et al.
(Καλλίας, ion. Καλλίης). Verbreiteter att. Name im 6.-4. Jh.v.Chr., bes. in der reichen, mit dem Kult von Eleusis verbundenen Priesterfamilie (mehrere Daduchoi) der Kerykes, wo K. im Wechsel mit Hipponikos erscheint. Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) [English version] [1] myth. Sohn des Herakleiden Temenos Mythischer Sohn des Herakleiden Temenos, des Königs von Argos, und Bruder des Agelaos, Eurypylos und der Hyrnetho. Da der König Hyrnetho und ihren Gatten Deïphontes seinen Söhnen vorzieht, lassen sie Temenos ermorden, werden aber vom Heer zu…

Lucilius

(2,069 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Fündling, Jörg (Bonn) | Will, Wolfgang (Bonn) | Christes, Johannes (Berlin) | Eck, Werner (Köln) | Et al.
Name einer röm. plebeischen Familie, abgeleitet vom Vornamen Lucius, seit dem 2. Jh. v.Chr. verbreitet. Am bekanntesten der Satirendichter L. [I 6]. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) I. Republikanische Zeit [English version] [I 1] Freund des M. Iunius [I 10] Brutus, den er 42 v.Chr. bei Philippi schützen wollte, indem er sich für ihn ausgab (App. civ. 4,542-545). Danach folgte er M. Antonius [I 9] ähnlich loyal bis zu beider Tod im Jahre 30. Fündling, Jörg (Bonn) [English version] [I 2] L., Sex. Volkstribun 87 v. Chr., als Gegner des Marius vom Tarpeischen Flesen gestürzt Volkstribun 8…

Iuventius

(1,313 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Schmidt, Peter L. (Konstanz) | Will, Wolfgang (Bonn) | Nadig, Peter C. (Duisburg) | Eck, Werner (Köln) | Et al.
Röm. Familienname [1. 281; 482; 2. 735]. Die gens gehörte zum Municipaladel von Tusculum, kam um 200 v.Chr. in die röm. Politik und gelangte mit I. [I 6] in der Mitte des 2. Jh.v.Chr. zum einzigen Konsulat, worauf sie sich auch später noch berief (Cic. Planc. 12, 15; 18f. u.a.; vgl. Catull. 24,1-3). Wichtigste Familien waren die Thalnae (inschr. auch Talnae) und die Laterenses. I. Republikanische Zeit [English version] [I 1] Angeblich erster plebeischer Aedilis curulis 4. Jh. v. Chr. Nach erfundener Familientradition der erste curulische Aedil aus der Plebs Ende des 4. …

Aelius

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Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Giaro, Tomasz (Frankfurt/Main) | Will, Wolfgang (Bonn) | Kierdorf, Wilhelm (Köln) | Eck, Werner (Köln) | Et al.
Name eines röm. plebeischen Geschlechtes (urspr. Ailius), bezeugt vom 4. Jh. v. Chr. bis in die späte Kaiserzeit. Wichtigste Familien sind die Paeti (seit 4. Jh. v. Chr.), Tuberones (seit 2. Jh. v. Chr.), im 1. Jh. kommen die Galli und Lamiae dazu. In der Kaiserzeit, bes. seit Hadrian, dem berühmtesten Träger des Namens, ist das Nomen Aelius so weit verbreitet, daß es - ähnlich wie Flavius und Aurelius - seinen Charakter als Gentiliz verliert. I. Republik [English version] [I 1] Ae. Urheber einer lex Aelia (Mitte des 2. Jh. v. Chr.) unbekannter Urheber einer lex Aelia (meist zusammen mit …

Pompeius

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Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Will, Wolfgang (Bonn) | Fündling, Jörg (Bonn) | Eck, Werner (Köln) | Albiani, Maria Grazia (Bologna) | Et al.
Name eines plebeiischen Geschlechtes (die Verbindung mit der campanischen Stadt Pompeii ist unklar). Die Familie erlangte mit P. [I 1] polit. Bed.; auf ihn führt sich der Zweig der Rufi zurück. Ein verwandter Zweig gelangte mit P. [I 8] zum Konsulat und stellte mit dessen Sohn Cn. P. [I 3] Magnus den bedeutendsten Angehörigen der gens. Beide Linien setzten sich bis in die frühe Kaiserzeit fort (Stammbäume: [1; 2; 3]). I. Republikanische Zeit [English version] [I 1] P., Q. Consul 141 v. Chr. Wurde 141 v. Chr. als homo novus und beliebter Redner (Cic. Brut. 96) gegen den Widerstan…

Antonius

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Author(s): Degani, Enzo (Bologna) | Fusillo, Massimo (L'Aquila) | Savvidis, Kyriakos (Bochum) | Berschin, Walter (Heidelberg) | Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Et al.
[German version] A. Greek (Ἀντώνιος; Antṓnios). [German version] [1] Thallus Epigrammatic poet, 2nd half of the 1st cent. BC Epigrammatic poet from Miletus (according to [2] he had received Roman citizenship, through the patronage of Antonia Minor) lived in the 2nd half of the 1st cent. BC (in Anth. Pal. 6,235 the birth of a Καῖσαρ [ Kaîsar] is celebrated, who is to be equated with either C. Julius Caesar, the grandson of Augustus, or with Germanicus). His five epigrams, which derive from the ‘Garland’ of Philippus, are certainly conventional in their…

Claudius

(10,704 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Will, Wolfgang (Bonn) | Kierdorf, Wilhelm (Cologne) | Eck, Werner (Cologne) | Birley, A. R. (Düsseldorf) | Et al.
Name of a Roman lineage (Sabine Clausus, with the vernacular variant of   Clodius , esp. in the 1st cent. BC). The Claudii supposedly immigrated to Rome from the Sabine city of Regillum at the beginning of the republic in 504 BC under their ancestor Att(i)us Clausus ( Appius) and were immediately accepted into the circle of patrician families (Liv. 2,16,4-6), which explains why the early members received the invented epithets of Inregillensis C. [I 5-6] and Sabinus C. [I 31-32], [1. 155f.]. The praenomen Appius came to signify the family. Named after them was the Tribus Claudi…

Caecilius

(6,633 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Will, Wolfgang (Bonn) | Eck, Werner (Cologne) | Giaro, Tomasz (Frankfurt/Main) | Schmidt, Peter L. (Constance) | Et al.
Name of a plebeian gens (probably derived from Caeculus, older form is Caicilios, Greek Καικίλιος, Κεκίλιος [ Kaikílios, Kekílios]; ThlL, Onom. 12-14), whose existence is documented since the 5th cent. (since C. [I 1]), but who only gained importance in the 2nd cent.; their most famous branch were the C. Metelli (I 10-32). A later explanation related the name back to Caeculus, the legendary founder of Praeneste, or Caecas, a companion of Aeneas (Fest. p. 38). I. Republican period [German version] [I 1] C., Q. Supposedly people's tribune in 439 BC Supposedly people's tribune in 439 BC …

Iunius

(8,102 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Fündling, Jörg (Bonn) | Nadig, Peter C. (Duisburg) | Will, Wolfgang (Bonn) | Müller, Christian (Bochum) | Et al.
Roman surname, derived from the name of the goddess Iuno [1. 470; 2. 731]. The gens was plebeian; the idea that this family originated from the patrician founder of the Republic L. I. [I 4] Brutus (Cic. Att. 13,40,1), which was particularly propagated by the murderers of Caesar, M. and D. I. Brutus [I 10 and 12], was already a matter of controversy in ancient times (Plut. Brutus 1,6-8). T.  Pomponius Atticus (Nep. Att. 18,3) composed a family history at the request of M. Brutus. This gens became politically im…

Menedemus

(1,406 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) | Meister, Klaus (Berlin) | Ameling, Walter (Jena) | Stanzel, Karl-Heinz (Tübingen) | Döring, Klaus (Bamberg) | Et al.
(Μενέδημος; Menédēmos). [German version] [1] Functionary of Alexander the Great, 329 BC sent by Alexander [4] the Great in 329 BC, with a 1500-strong mercenary infantry, Caranus with 800 mounted mercenaries and Andromachus with 60 hetairoi, to relieve the fortress of Maracanda, which was under siege by Spitamenes. Pharnuches, a Lycian (but certainly descended from Persian settlers) interpreter, was provided to them as he was familiar with the inhabitants and their language (Arr. An. 4,3,7). Through the inco…

Pompeius

(8,348 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Will, Wolfgang (Bonn) | Zimmermann, Bernhard (Freiburg) | Fündling, Jörg (Bonn) | Eck, Werner (Cologne) | Et al.
Name of a Plebeian family (connection with the Campanian city of Pompeii is unclear). The family acquired political significance with P. [I 1]; he is the origin of the Rufi branch. With P. [I 8] a related branch attained consulship and with his son Cn. P. [I 3] Magnus supplied the most significant member of the gens. Both lineages continue until the early Imperial period (family trees: [1; 2; 3]). I. Republican Period [German version] [I 1] P., Q. Consul 141 BC A homo novus and popular orator (Cic. Brut. 96), he became consul in 141 BC, despite resistance from the nobility a…

Claudius

(9,783 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Will, Wolfgang (Bonn) | Kierdorf, Wilhelm (Köln) | Eck, Werner (Köln) | Birley, A. R. (Düsseldorf) | Et al.
Name eines röm. Geschlechtes (sabinisch Clausus, volkssprachliche Nebenform Clodius , bes. im 1. Jh.v.Chr.). Die Claudii sind zu Beginn der Republik 504 v.Chr. angeblich aus der Sabinerstadt Regillum unter ihrem Ahnherrn Att(i)us Clausus (Appius) in Rom eingewandert und sofort in den Kreis der patrizischen Geschlechter aufgenommen worden (Liv. 2,16,4-6), weshalb den frühen Angehörigen die erfundenen Beinamen Inregillensis C. [I 5-6] und Sabinus C. [I 31-32] beigelegt wurden [1. 155f.]. Das Praenomen Appius wurde kennzeichnend für die Familie. Die nach ihr benannte…
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