Name of a Roman plebeian family probably deriving from the Italic praenomen Pompo, tracing back, like the Aemilii, Calpurnii and Pinarii, to one of the sons of Numa Pompilius (Plut. Numa 21,2; cf. Nep. Att. 1,1). In the 3rd century BC the Mathones (cf. P. [I 7-9]) achieved consulship, but later the family was insignificant. The most prominent member was a friend of Cicero, T. P. [I 5] Atticus.
Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum),
Nadig, Peter C. (Duisburg),
Kierdorf, Wilhelm (Cologne),
Schmitt, Tassilo (Bielefeld),
Eder, Walter (Berlin),
Eck, Werner (Cologne),
Rüpke, Jörg (Erfurt),
Schmidt, Peter L. (Constance),
Giaro, Tomasz (Frankfurt/Main),
Blänsdorf, Jürgen (Mainz) et al.,
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.
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