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Geminius
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Roman family name, probably derived from, and in manuscripts often confused with, Geminus (Schulze 108).

I. Republican period

[German version]

[I 1] G. Friend of Pompey

Friend of Pompey, on whose orders he murdered M. Iunius Brutus in 77 BC (Plut. Pompeius 2,6; 16,6).

[German version]

[I 2] G. Friend des M. Antonius

Friend of the triumvir Marcus Antonius [I 9], who tried in vain to persuade the latter to return to Rome in 32 BC and become reconciled with Octavian (Plut. Antonius 59,1).

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Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) and Eck, Werner (Cologne), “Geminius”, 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 June 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e421180>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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