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Curtius
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Roman surname (Schulze 78; ThlL, Onom. 2,765-770). The fictive early republican relatives of Curtius[I 1-3] are said to be the explanation for the name Lacus Curtius [1. 75ff.].

I. Republican period

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[I 1] C., M. Hero of Roman legend

Hero of Roman legend. When a crevice opened on the forum in 362 BC and an oracle announced that it would not close up until Rome's greatest possessions were sacrificed to guarantee the eternity of Rome, Curtius interpreted this as a …

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Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum), Eck, Werner (Cologne), Porod, Robert (Graz) and Gatti, Paolo (Trento), “Curtius”, 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_e308730>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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