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Fannius
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Plebeian nomen (Schulze 266; 424), attested historically from the beginning of the 2nd cent. BC.

I. Republican period

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[I 1] F.M. f., C. Rom. senator and historian, partaker in the storming of Carthage

Roman senator and historian (in Cic. Brut. 99 falsely differentiated from a relative). F. distinguished himself in 146 BC with Ti. Gracchus at the storming of Carthage (Plut. Gracchi 4,6), fought in 141 as tribunus militum in Spain (App. Ib. 287), was the son-in-law of C.  Laeli…

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Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum), Kierdorf, Wilhelm (Cologne) and Eck, Werner (Cologne), “Fannius”, 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 02 April 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e409920>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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