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Asinius
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Plebeian family name, documented in Rome since the 1st cent. BC (on the derivation of asinus [1], on Etruscan parallels [2]). The family, whose most famous name-bearer was Asinus Pollio, originally came from Teate Marrucinorum (modern Chieti), was a member of the patrician class since the Augustan period and was particularly prominent in the 1st cent. AD.

I. Republic

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[I 1] A. Senator (mid-1st cent. BC)

Senator, supporter of Antony at Mutina in 43 BC (Cic. Phil. 13, 28).

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Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum), Schmidt, Peter L. (Constance), Degani, Enzo (Bologna) and Eck, Werner (Cologne), “Asinius”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 27 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e203220>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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