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Domitius
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Roman plebeian family name, attested from the 4th cent. BC onwards (ThlL, Onom. 3,217-227). The most important families into the 1st cent. AD are the Ahenobarbi [I 1-8] and the Calvini [I 9-12]. Identification of some members of the family in the 2nd cent. BC is uncertain.

I. Republican period

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Domitii Ahenobarbi

Family history in Suet. Ner. 1-5. Legend of the origin of the cognomen (ThlL, 1,135; in manuscript also Aenobarbus) ‘Red-beard’, ‘Bro…

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Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum), Eck, Werner (Cologne), Bleckmann, Bruno (Strasbourg) and Schmidt, Peter L. (Constance), “Domitius”, 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 30 September 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e322600>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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