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(1,168 words)

Common given name of Oscan or Umbrian origin not used by the Roman upper class (abbreviated in inscriptions as Sa. or Sal.), later appears as a nomen gentile; also a slave name.

I. Republican Era

[German version]

[I 1] Slave leader

(Slave leader) see Tryphon [2].

[German version]

[I 2] Centurion named only by Plutarch as one of Pompeius' murderers

Centurion named only in Plut. Pompeius 78,1 and 79,4 as one of Pompey's murderers.

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Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum), Bartels, Jens (Bonn), Kierdorf, Wilhelm (Cologne) and Eck, Werner (Cologne), “Salvius”, 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 01 March 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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