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Centho

(29 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[English version] Röm. Cognomen (vielleicht etr. Herkunft) in der Familie der Claudier [1. 149], wohl verbunden mit cento “der Lumpenanzug” [2. 200]. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography 1 Schulze 2 Walde/Hofmann I3.

Sacerdos

(33 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[English version] Seltenes röm. Cogn. (“Priester”), in republikanischer Zeit in der Familie der Licinii (Licinius [I 41]), in der Kaiserzeit bei Marius Plotius [II 5] Claudius S. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography Kajanto, Cognomina, 319.

Canuleia

(20 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[English version] Nach Plutarch (Numa 10,1) eine der ersten von König Numa eingesetzten röm. Vestalinnen. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)

Cocles

(34 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[English version] “Der Einäugige” (Enn. scaen. 67f. V.2 bei Varro ling. 7,71; Plin. nat. 11,150), als Spitzname vorkommend. Cognomen des Horatius C. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography A. Hug, s.v. Spitznamen, RE 3A, 1828.

Albanius

(35 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[English version] C., Senator vor 60 v. Chr, Schwiegervater des P. Sestius (Cic. Sest. 6; MRR 2,487 [1]) Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography 1 D. R. Shackleton Bailey, Two studies in Roman nomenclature, 21991, 5.

Aquinus

(104 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
Röm. Eigenname bzw. Cognomen [1; 2] [English version] [1] Dichter, 1. Jh. v. Chr. von Catull. 14,18 als schlechter zeitgenössischer Dichter genannt (bei Cic. Tusc. 5,63 Aquinius). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [English version] [2] L. Haruspex 389 v. Chr. haruspex 389 v. Chr. (Macr. Sat. 1,16,22; vgl. Liv. 6,1,11 u. a.). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [English version] [3] M. Legat 46 v. Chr. Senator, Legat (?) des Pompeius 46 v. Chr. in Afrika, von Caesar begnadigt (Bell. Afr. 57; 89,5), wohl identisch mit dem Legaten des C. Cassius 43-42 (Goldmünzenprägung: RRC 498/9). MRR 3, 25. Elvers…

Numantinus

(30 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[English version] Röm. Cognomen (“Sieger über Numantia”), inoffizieller Siegesbeiname des L. Cornelius [I 70] Scipio Aemilianus Africanus; sonst auch zur Bezeichnung der Herkunft. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography Kajanto, Cognomina, 199.

Appianus

(29 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[English version] Cognomen des M. Valerius Messalla ( cos. 12 v. Chr.), hergeleitet vom Praenomen seines natürlichen Vaters Ap. Claudius Pulcher. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography Kajanto, Cognomina, 39, 172.

Cluentius

(254 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
Italischer Familienname, bes. im 1.Jh. v.Chr. bezeugt (ThlL, Onom. 2, 505f.). [English version] [1] C., L. Italikerführer, gest. 89 v.Chr. Italikerführer im Bundesgenossenkrieg, wurde bei dem zweimaligem Versuch, die Belagerung von Pompeii aufzuheben, von Sulla geschlagen und fiel 89 v.Chr. (App. civ. 1,218-221). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [English version] [2] C. Habitus, A. Röm. Ritter aus Larinum (1.H. 1. Jh. v. Chr.) Röm. Ritter aus Larinum in Apulien, bekannt durch Ciceros Rede Pro Cluentio 66 v.Chr. Nach dem Tod seines gleichnamigen Vaters im J. 88 hatte sei…

Hypsaeus

(22 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[English version] Cognomen (inschr. auch Ypsaeus) wohl griech. Herkunft in republikanischer Zeit in der Familie der Plautii. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)

Arvina

(22 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[English version] Cognomen (von a. “Speck”) in den Familien der Cornelier und Papirier. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography Kajanto, Cognomina, 91, 340.

Bellienus

(116 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
Röm. Eigenname (auch Billienus; Schulze 429; ThlL 2,1816; 1989). [English version] [1] s. Annius [I 10] Annius I 10 B. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [English version] [2] Billienus, C. Praetor um 107 v. Chr. praetor um 107 v.Chr. (MRR 1,551), dann Legat bzw. praetor pro consule (von Asia?, IDélos 1710; 1854; vgl. MRR 3,34f.). Nach Cic. Brut. 175 gelangte er Ende des 2.Jh. wegen der Vormachtstellung des C. Marius nicht zum Konsulat. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [English version] [3] B., L. Praetor 105 v. Chr. in Africa praetor 105 v.Chr. in Africa (Sall. Iug. 104,1). Vielleicht de…

Albius

(110 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
Röm. Gentilname. [English version] [1] A. Sabinus (1. Jh. v. Chr.) Miterbe Ciceros 45 v. Chr. (Cic. Att. 13,13,4). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [English version] [2] Kunstsammler Kunstsammler (Hor. sat. 1,4,28; 109). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [English version] [3] A., C. (2. H. 3. Jh. v. Chr.) aus Cales, 206 v. Chr. als Meuterer hingerichtet (Liv. 28,24,13; 29,7). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [English version] [4] A., P. Praetorier vor 129 v. Chr. Praetorier vor 129 v. Chr. (?), Mitglied im consilium des Senatsbeschlusses de agro Pergameno (MRR 3,14). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Boc…

Braetius

(66 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
Röm. Eigenname (ThlL 2,2163). [English version] [1] B. Sura, Q. Legat in Makedonien 87 v. Chr. war Legat ( pro quaestore) des C. Sentius Saturninus in Makedonien und kämpfte 87 v.Chr. erfolgreich gegen die Truppen Mithradates' VI. in Boiotien (H. Gaebler, Die ant. Münzen v. Makedonia und Paionia 1, 1906, Nr. 225; Name: IG IX 2,613; Plut. Sull. 11,6-8; App. Mithr. 113-115). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)

Lafrenius, T.

(31 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[English version] Einer der zwölf Praetoren der aufständischen Italiker im Bundesgenossenkrieg [3]. L. fiel 90 v.Chr. gegen Ser. Sulpicius Galba (App. civ. 1,181; 204-206; ILLRP 1089). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)

Kynegios

(123 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[English version] (Maternus Cynegius, ILS 1273). Wohl aus Spanien gebürtig, Christ. Unter Theodosius I. 381 n.Chr. vicarius (?), 383 comes sacrarum largitionum, 383/ 384 quaestor sacri palatii. Als praefectus praetorio Orientis 384-388 sollte K. im Auftrag des Kaisers die Lage der städt. Kurien verbessern (Lib. or. 39,3). Auf zwei Reisen durch den Osten des Reiches (384 und 388) bekämpfte er (wohl ohne ausdrückliche kaiserl. Erlaubnis) pagane Religionsausübung scharf (Zos. 4,37; Chron. min. 1,244f. Mommsen), wobei er auch T…

Cloelius

(343 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
Name eines röm. Patriziergeschlechts (auch Cloulius, RRC 260, 332 und Cluilius), das angeblich nach der Zerstörung von Alba Longa durch König Tullus Hostilius, wo ein C.C. die Herrschaft hatte (Liv. 1,22,3f.), nach Rom übersiedelte (Liv. 1,30,2). Spätere Tradition leitete die Gens von einem Gefährten des Aeneas ab (Fest. p. 48) und gab ihr in der ältesten Republik ein bes. Ansehen. Der Zusammhang dieser Familie mit den späteren republikanischen Namensträgern ist unklar. [English version] [1] Feldherr der Volsker 443 v.Chr Feldherr der Volsker 443 v.Chr., bei Ardea geschlag…

Calvinus

(32 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[English version] Röm. Cognomen, in republikanischer Zeit bes. in der Familie der Domitii verbreitet, sonst auch bei den Sextii und Veturii (ThlL, Onom. 108). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography Kajanto, Cognomina, 235.

Paetus

(84 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[English version] [1] Röm. Cognomen Röm. Cognomen mit der Bed. “leicht schielend”, etwa einen “Silberblick” kennzeichend (Cic. nat. deor. 1,80; Hor. sat. 1,3, 44f. u.a.). Erblich in den Familien der Aelii seit dem 4. Jh.v.Chr. (Aelius [I 7-11]) und den Autronii im 1. Jh. (Autronius [I 8]); auch Beiname von Ciceros Freund L. Papirius [I 22] P. In der Kaiserzeit weiterverbreitet. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography 1 Degrassi, FCIR, 261 2 Kajanto, Cognomina, 239. [English version] [2] P. Clodius [II 15] Thrasea Paetus s. P. Clodius [II 15] Thrasea Paetus

Capitolinus

(58 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[English version] Röm. Cognomen, wohl urspr. zur Bezeichnung des Wohnsitzes des Trägers bzw. seiner Familie. Für die frührepublikanische Zeit ist es überliefert für die Familien der Maelii, Quinctii und Tarpei, prominent bei den Manlii; in der Kaiserzeit weit verbreitet. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography ThlL, Onom. 166f.  Kajanto, Cognomina, 183  H. Gundel, s.v. Quinctii Capitolini, RE 24, 1010.

Gutta

(85 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
Röm. Cognomen (Gentilname?) einer sonst unbekannten Familie. [English version] [1] G. Feldherr der Marianer 82 v. Chr. aus Capua, unterstützte als Feldherr 82 v.Chr. die Marianer im Bürgerkrieg gegen Sulla (App. civ. 1,416). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [English version] [2] G. Praetor 55 v. Chr., bewarb sich 52 v. Chr. um das Consulat (evtl. Spitzname?), um 55 v.Chr. Praetor und zusammen mit T. Annius [I 14] Milo Bewerber um das Consulat für 52 v.Chr. (Cic. ad Q. fr. 3,6,6; MRR 3,100). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)

Messalinus

(32 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[English version] Cognomen in der Familie der Valerii (Valerius), von dort übergegangen in die der Aurelii (Aurelius [II 13]); Beiname des C. Prastina Pacatus M. ( cos. 147 n.Chr.). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)

Laterensis

(20 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[English version] Cognomen in der Familie der Iuventii, Iuventius [I 3 und I 4]. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography Kajanto, Cognomina, 309.

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…

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)

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…

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

(457 words)

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…

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…

Pullius

(110 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Cologne)
Name of a Roman gens, frequently recorded in the Republican Period. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [1] Cn. P. Pollio Senator from Forum Clodii, praetor ad aerarium under Augustus Senator from Forum Clodii in Etruria. Having been a people's tribune he became praetor ad aerarium, an office which was created in 23 BC. He later became proconsul in Gallia Narbonensis, legatus Augusti or comes Augusti in Gallia Comata and afterwards in Aquitania, probably between 16 and 13 BC, when Augustus set up the new provincial organisation there. He died during a trip as legatus to Athens…

Calvisius

(639 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Cologne)
Roman family name, whose bearers appear in public life from 1st cent. BC (ThlL, Onom. 108f.). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [1] C. Brought charges against Agrippina, 1st cent. AD Client of Iunia Silana, exiled after bringing charges against Agrippina in AD 55. He was recalled after her death (Tac. Ann. 13,19,3; 21,2; 22,2; 14,12,4; PIR2 C 343). Eck, Werner (Cologne) [German version] [2] C. Ruso, P. Consul suff. 53 AD Cos. suff. in AD 53 [1. 43; 72]; father of C. [3] and [4]. Eck, Werner (Cologne) [German version] [3] C. Ruso, P. Consul suff. 79 AD Cos. suff. in AD 79, procos. A…

Bruttius

(492 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Cologne)
Italian family name, connected to Bruttium, Greek Βρύττιος ( Brýttios), varied also as Brittius, Brettius, and similar. Very common in southern Italy ([1]; ThlL 2,2214). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) I. Republic [German version] [I 1] B. Sura, Q.  Braetius Eck, Werner (Cologne) II. Imperial Age [German version] [II 1] B. Crispinus, L. Consul ord. 224 AD Son of B. [II 8], cos. ord. AD 224 [1. no. 969]. Eck, Werner (Cologne) Bibliography 1 G. Barbieri, L'albo senatorio da Settimio Severo a Carino (193-285), 1952. [German version] [II 2] B. Maximus, L. Procos. Cypri in AD 80 procos. Cypri i…

Rupilius

(333 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Cologne)
Proper name of Italic origin. I. Republican Period [German version] [I 1] R., P. Cos. 132 BC Praetor in 135 BC at the latest; as cos. of 132 BC together with P. Popillius [I 8] Laenas, oversaw the sentencing of Ti. Sempronius [I 15] Gracc(h)us' followers (Cic. Lael. 37). R. put an end to the major slave revolt in Sicily and imposed order to the province with the aid of a senatorial commission ( lex Rupilia, Cic. Verr. 2,2, passim; 2,3; 2,125; Val. Max. 6,9,8; Liv. Per. 59 et passim; MRR 1,497 f.). He died soon after, allegedly from grief, after his brother failed to be elected cons…

Cloelia

(143 words)

Author(s): Bloch, René (Berne) | Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[German version] [1] Young Roman woman, example of female bravery Young woman who was hostage of the Etruscan king  Porsenna (508 BC). She escaped, swam across the Tiber (or rode across it on horseback) and reached Rome safely with a group of young girls; she had to be returned to the king but, in recognition of her bravery, he released her and a number of the hostages. After the peace treaty the Romans honoured her with a statue on horseback at the Velia on the Sacra Via (Liv. 2,13,6-11; Flor. Epit. 1,4,7). She remained one of the most widespread examples of female bravery (Boccaccio, De claris m…

Quintilianus

(2,140 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Dingel, Joachim (Hamburg)
(or Quintillianus, rarely Quinctil[l]ianus). Roman cognomen, derived from the praenomen Quintus, widespread in the Imperial Period. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [1] Professor of and author on rhetoric, late 1st cent. Latin teacher of oratory of the last third of the 1st cent. AD; first professor of rhetoric to receive a public salary at Rome. Dingel, Joachim (Hamburg) [German version] I. Biography M. Fabius Q. was from Calagurris [2] (modern Calahorra) in northern Spain. His father was at least conversant with rhetoric (Quint. Inst. 9,3,73…

Octavianus

(409 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Smolak, Kurt (Vienna)
Roman cognomen, indicating adoption by the gens Octavia (Octavius), in the Imperial period also a family name. [German version] [1] First Roman emperor (Augustus) In academic literature, the name O. is often used to denote the first Roman emperor, Augustus, in the period between his testamentary adoption by Caesar in 44 BC and his assuming the epithet Augustus in 27 BC. Born C. Octavius, in 44 he first took the name of his adoptive father C. Iulius Caesar, but never used his other epithet O., as it would only have draw…

Equitius

(272 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Portmann, Werner (Berlin)
Relatively rare Roman family name (for derivation: Varro, Rust. 2,1,10). [German version] [1] E., L. Represented himself as son of Ti. Sempronius Gracchus Adventurer of uncertain origins, who in 102 BC represented himself as the son of the people's tribune Ti.  Sempronius Gracchus, killed in 133. He was acknowledged neither by the censor, Q. Caecilius [I 30] Metellus Numidicus, nor by the sister of Gracchus. As a follower of L. Ap(p)uleius [I 11] Saturninus, in 100 he stood for the post of people's tribune for 99, but was himself killed during the unrest that led to the death of Appuleius. E…

Atticus

(504 words)

Author(s): Baltes, Matthias (Münster) | Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[German version] [1] Platonic philosopher, c. AD 176 (Ἀττικος; Áttikos) Platonic philosopher, mentioned in the chronicle of Eusebios in AD 176 [1. 16, 148], teacher of  Harpocration of Argus, author of commentary on Plato's Timaeus [1. 50, 215f.], Phaedon (?) [1. 30, 190f.] and Phaedrus (?) [1. 42, 197]; the fragments 40-42 Des Places, fr. 40-42 Des Places, which could refer to a commentary on the ‘ Categories of Aristotle [1. 248, 258f.], come from the tract ‘against those who pretend to be able to explain the teachings of Plato through those of Aristotle …
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