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Labeo
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[German version]

Roman cognomen, derived from labea, ‘lip’, originally denoting ‘the thick-lipped one’ (Plin. HN 11, 159); in the Republican period cognomen in families of the Antistii ([I 13]: the L. frequently mentioned in Cicero's correspondence [II 3] is the famous law expert), Atinii ([I 6 - 7]), Fabii ([I 20]) and Segulii; widespread in the Imperial period, among others nickname of the writer Cornelius [II 19] L.

Bibliography

Kajanto, Cognomina, 118; 238

J. Reichmuth, Die lat. Gentilizia, 1956, 70

Walde/Hofmann 1, 738.

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Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum), “Labeo”, 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 17 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e627390>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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