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Favonius
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Rare Roman family name, occurring in Latium (Schulze 563).

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[1] F., M. Opponent of P. Clodius Pulcher

He came from the municipal elite and was a follower of M.  Porcius Cato (Uticensis), whose political and personal intransigence he attempted to imitate, leading to envy and numerous electoral defeats. In 61 BC he attacked P. Clodius [I 4] Pulcher, in 60 he unsuccessfully charged Q. Caecilius [I 32] Metel…

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Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) and Flamant, Jaques (Venelles), “Favonius”, 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 28 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e410480>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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