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Egnatius
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Roman family name, maybe originally Samnitic (cf. Schulze, 187f.), epigraphically also attested from central Italy. Name bearers in Rome are known from the 2nd cent. BC onwards. Egnat(i)us is uniquely also transmitted as a praenomen (Val. Max. 6,3,9. Plin. HN 14,89; [1]).

I. Republican period

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[I 1] E., Gellius Leader of the Samnites in the 3rd Samnite War from 296 BC on

Leader of the Samnites in the 3rd Samnite War, who brought about a coalition between the Samnites, Etrusc…

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Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum), Schmidt, Peter L. (Constance) and Eck, Werner (Cologne), “Egnatius”, 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_e326740>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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