Roman nomen gentile of Etruscan origin (pumple). King Numa Pompilius was considered as the first ancestor of the family. The known bearers of the name are historically insignificant.
Cite this pageElvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) and Schmidt, Peter L. (Constance), “Pompilius”, 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 21 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1003520>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510
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