Italian surname (on its Etruscan connection cf. [1. 182f.]). In the 5th and 4th cents. BC we encounter the patrician family of the Lucretii Tricipitini (among others with the rare praenomen Hostus) which later died out; from the 3rd cent. BC onwards several plebeian families are known (Gallus, Ofella, Trio, Vespillo). The most important bearers of the name are Lucretia  from early Roman history and the poet L. [III 1].
Cite this pageElvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum), Fündling, Jörg (Bonn), Nadig, Peter C. (Duisburg), Müller, Christian (Bochum), Eck, Werner (Cologne), Kierdorf, Wilhelm (Cologne) and Sallmann, Klaus (Mainz), “Lucretius”, 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 24 February 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e710910>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510
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