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Duilius
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Name of a plebeian family that died out in the 3rd cent. BC; in inscriptions Duilius, in manuscripts Duillius (ThlL, Onom. 3, 266f.); mistaken etymology derived the name from duellum-bellum, in the form Duellius, Bellius (Cic. Or. 153; Quint. Inst. 1,4,15; cf. Pol. 1,22,1).

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[1] D., C. Cos. 260 BC, commander in the 1st Punic War

Consul 260 BC with Cn. Cornelius [I 74] Scipio Asina. After Sci…

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Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum), “Duilius”, 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 November 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e324890>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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