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Vitellius

(1,946 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Cologne)
Roman nomen gentile, in the form Vitellia also a place name, diminutive of Vitulus (thus [1]). The information on the early history of the family in Suet. Vit. 1,1-3 is fictitious. I. Republican period [German version] [I 1] The name is first recorded in the late Republican period. Therefore, the Vitellii fratres, who wanted to topple the young Republic with the Aquilii fratres (Aquillius [I 1]) in 509 BC according to annalistic tradition (Liv. 2,4,1-3; Plut. Publicola 3,4), are fictitious; likewise fictitious is the wife of the founder of the Republic L.…

Considius

(531 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Cologne)
Italian proper name (Schulze, 158, 456; ThlL, Onom. 2, 566f.) attested from 1st cent. BC, so C. [I 1] below is probably unhistorical. I. Republic [German version] [I 1] C., Q. People's tribune 476 BC People's tribune 476 BC. A later tradition that he proposed an agrarian law with his colleague T. Genucius and initiated a process against the consul of 477, T. Menenius, for not helping the Fabii at the Cremera (Liv. 2,52; Dion. Hal. Ant. Rom. 9,27,2) is of doubtful authenticity. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [I 2] C., Q. Rich senator, 1st half of the 1st cent. BC In 74 BC was judg…

Caesonius

(293 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Cologne)
Roman family name, documented from the 1st cent. BC (Schulze 136f.; ThlL, Onom. 54f.). I. Republican Age [German version] [I 1] C., M. Official, 1st cent. AD In 74 BC, judge in the first trial of A. Cluentius Habitus, judge in the  Verres trial in 70 BC; in 69 BC, curule aedile together with Cicero (Cic. Verr. 1,29; MRR 2,132). Possibly praetor in 66 BC, because he was regarded as a candidate for the consulship of 63 BC (Cic. Att. 1,1,1); probably identical with the C. mentioned by Cicero (Att. 12,11). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) II. Imperial Age [German version] [II 1] L.C. Lucillus Macer R…

Iuncus

(83 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Cologne)
Widespread Roman cognomen and family name (‘rush’) [1. 729; 2. 334]. [German version] [1] I., M. Praetor 76 BC Praetor in 76 BC see  Iunius [I 22] I., M. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography 1 Walde/Hofmann 1 2 Kajanto, Cognomina. [German version] [2] I. Vergilianus Senator, one of the circle of Messalina and Silius Senator, who was one of the circle of Messalina and Silius and knew of their marriage; executed in AD 48. His name was perhaps Iunius I. Vergilianus, PIR2 J 712. Eck, Werner (Cologne)

Numitorius

(244 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Müller, Christian (Bochum)
Name of a Roman gens, documented only since the 2nd cent. BC. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [1] N., L. People's tribune in 471 BC Member of the first college of people's tribunes (that of 471 BC) whose members are all known (Calpurnius Piso fr. 23 HRR = Liv. 2,58,1; Diod. Sic. 11,68,8). Müller, Christian (Bochum) [German version] [2] N., P. People's tribune in 449 BC, grandfather or great-uncle of Verginia According to tradition, N. was the grandfather or (great) uncle of Verginia; together with her betrothed, L. Icilius [1], he sought to protect he…

Albinius

(163 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Cologne)
Plebeian gentilicium. [German version] [1] see Albanius A. see  Albanius, C. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [2] L. (1st half 4th cent BC) A., L., at the invasion of the Gauls in 387 BC brought the Vestals safely to Caere (Liv. 5,40,9). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [3] M. (L. ?) consular tribune 379 BC. A., M. (L. ?) consular tribune 379 BC. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [4] Paterculus, L., tribune of the people 494 and 493 BC A. Paterculus, L., one of the first tribunes of the people 494 and 493 BC. He is not named in all sou…

Appius

(457 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Cologne)
Rare Latin family name (cf. [1]) and Latin praenomen (abbreviated Ap., in the Imperial period also App.), whose ancient derivation from Sabinian (Lib. praen. 6) is not undisputed; mainly documented for the patrician families of the Claudii Pulchri, rarer among the Claudii Nerones, etc. First documented name-bearer was Ap. Claudius Sabinus Inregillensis (Attus Clausus), the founder of the gens Claudia in Rome about 500 BC (Liv. 2,16,4). Because of its almost exclusive occurrence among the gens Cl…

Murena

(128 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Cologne)
Roman third name or nickname (‘Moray’) in the Licinii family (Licinius [I 32-35]) which passed by adoption from there to A. Terentius Varro M. and his son of the same name ( cos. 23 BC). It was adopted by more families in the Imperial era. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [1] People's tribune in 97 AD The tribunus plebis, who in AD 97 made the right of speech possible for Fabricius [II 2] Veiento in a dispute in the Senate (Plin. Ep. 9,13,19); probably he and Q. Roscius Coelius Murena ... Pompeius Falco are one and the same person. PIR2 M 746. It is, however, surprising why Pli…

Albucius

(365 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Walde, Christine (Basle)
[German version] [1] Poisoner Roman family name. Name of a preparer of poison in Hor. Sat. 2,1,48, probably not identical with the one named in 2,2,67. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [2] T., follower of Epicurus (end of 2nd cent. BC) T., follower of Epicurus, became involved in a fight with the praetor Q.  Mucius Scaevola because of his Hellenophilia in 120 BC. A. charged him unsuccessfully in 119 and was mocked for this reason by  Lucilius in the 2nd book of his Satires. Praetor and propraetor in 105-104 (107-106?) in …

Papius

(506 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Cologne)
Italic family name, most common among the Samnites, also encountered as an Oscan praenomen. The author of the lex Papia Poppaea in AD 9 was P. [II 1]. I. Republican Period [German version] [I 1] P. People's tribune c. 80 BC People's tribune, probably before 80 BC and therefore not identical with P. [I 2]; author of a lex Papia, stipulating the supplementation of the number of Vestal virgins by means of election by lot (Gell. NA 1,12,10-12). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [I 2] P., C. People's tribune in 65 BC, author of a lex Papia People's tribune in 65 BC, author of a lex Papia

Olybrius

(207 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Gutsfeld, Andreas (Münster)
Late antique personal name in the Anicii family: Anicius [II 13] Hermogenianus O. ( cos. in AD 395), Q. Clodius Hermogenianus O. [1] ( cos. in 379), the emperor of the year 472, Anicius [II 15] O. and Flavius Anicius O. ( cos. in 526). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [1] Q. Clodius Hermogenianus O. Official, 4th cent. AD Praefectus praetorio Orientis from AD 378 to 379. A Christian from a respected family, presumably from the city of Rome, O. had a brilliant career (CIL VI 1714). After he had been governor of Campania he probably became pr…

Opilio

(79 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Lütkenhaus, Werner (Marl)
[German version] [1] Roman cognomen Roman cognomen ('shepherd'), occurring only in late Antiquity. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography 1 Degrassi, FCIR, 260 2 Kajanto, Cognomina, 323. [German version] [2] Official under Odoacer Sometime between 476 and 490 AD, O. was comes sacrarum largitionum under Odoacer, perhaps from Liguria [2. 183]. He is mentioned in Cassiodorus's Variae. O.'s sons Cyprianus and O. held offices under Theoderic the Great. Lütkenhaus, Werner (Marl) Bibliography 1 PLRE 2, 807f. 2 D. Henning, Periclitans res publica, 1999, 109, 183.

Ogulnius

(235 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Müller, Christian (Bochum)
Name of a Roman gens, first appearing with O. [1]. Later members of the family are politically insignificant. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [1] O. Gallus, Q. Leader of a Roman embassy in 292 BC that transferred the cult of Asclepius to Rome During an epidemic in Rome in 292 BC, leader of a Roman embassy that transferred the cult of Asclepius from Epidaurus to Rome (MRR 1, 182); in 273, member of the first embassy to the Ptolemaic court in Alexandria [1] (MRR 1, 182; for the background to this embassy see [1. 141-145]). As cos. in 269 (MRR 1, 199), according to Pliny (HN 33…

Aurunculeius

(268 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Will, Wolfgang (Bonn)
Plebeian gentile name (extension of Aurunceius, ThlL 2,1532f. [1. 354]); there are records of the family in Rome from the 3rd cent. BC, but they ceased to have any significance during the imperial time. [German version] [1] A., C. Praetor in 209 BC in Sardinina and propraetor in 208 Praetor in 209 BC in Sardinina and propraetor in 208 (MRR 1,285; 291). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [2] A., L. Praetor urbanus in 190 BC Praetor urbanus in 190 BC; amongst those sent to reorganize the situation in Asia Minor in 189 (MRR 1, 356; 363). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography 1 Sch…

Lentulus

(175 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Benz, Lore (Kiel)
Roman cognomen, derived in folk etymology from lens, ‘lentil’ (Plin. HN 18,10), actually the diminutive form of lentus, ‘lethargic’ [1. 249] with a friendly-mocking meaning; non-Etruscan origin [as in 2. 313; 3. 783]; occurs only in the family of the Cornelii: Cornelius [I 31-56]; [II 24-33]. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [1] Mimographer in the early Imperial Period The mimographus L. should be dated to the early Imperial period; he was the author of the lost mime of Catinenses (Tert. De pallio 4,1). Tert. Apol. 15,1 puts L. and the mimographer Hostilius t…

Appianus

(970 words)

Author(s): Magnino, Domenico (Pavia) | Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[I] Historian (c. AD 90-160) [German version] A. Life [I] Alexandrian historian, who was born between AD 90 and 95 in Alexandria, lived there until 120 and then in Rome. The autobiography mentioned in the proemium of his work (pr. 15,62) is not preserved. Sparse biographical information can be found in his work, in a letter by Fronto (1,161-2 van Hout) and in Photius, which places his ἀκμή ( akmḗ; flowering) in the time of Trajan and Hadrian (cod. 57, p.17a,21). In Rome he was active as an attorney and held the rank of a procurator Augusti. Died in Rome in AD 160. Magnino, Domenico (Pavia) …

Lusius [II]

(481 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Cologne)
Italic personal name [1. 184, 359]. I. Republican period [German version] [I 1] Nephew of C. Marius [I 1] Son of the sister of C. Marius [I 1], military tribune in the Cimbrian War in Gaul. When attempting to rape a young soldier, he was stabbed by the latter, but the perpetrator was acquitted by the military tribunal because he had been defending himself (Cic. Mil. 9 with Schol. Bobiensia 114 Stangl; Val. Max. 6,1,12; Plut. Marius 14,4-9). This acquittal was a popular theme in Roman rhetoric instruction (Cic. Inv. 2,124; Quint. Inst. 3,11,14 et passim). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) II. Imper…

Antistia

(126 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Cologne)
[German version] [1] Mother-in-law to Ti. Sempronius Gracchus Wife of Ap. Claudius Pulcher ( cos. 143 BC) and mother-in-law to Ti. Sempronius Gracchus (Plut. Ti. Gracch. 4,3). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [2] First wife of Pompey First wife of Pompey, who separated from her at Sulla's behest in 82 BC (Plut. Pomp. 4,9). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [3] Politta Daughter of L.  Antistius [II 12] Vetus (middle of the 1st cent. AD) Daughter of L.  Antistius [II 12] Vetus, and wife of Rubellius Plautus, who was banished to Asia for associ…

Plaetorius

(163 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Bartels, Jens (Bonn)
Name of a Roman plebeian family (occasionally confused with Laetorius); attained some distinction only in the 2nd cent. BC; insignificant in the Imperial Period. [German version] [1] P. Cestianus, L. Quaestor 43/2 BC Quaestor in 43/42 BC under M. Iunius [I 10] Brutus; issued denarii depicting a pilleus between two daggers, with the legend Eid(ibus) Mar(tiis), thus celebrating the assassination of Caesar on the Ides of March of 44 BC (RRC 508). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [2] P. Cestianus, M. Probably governor of Macedonia in 63/2 Quaestor before 69 BC (Cic. Font…

Vibullius

(397 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Cologne)
Uncommon Roman gens name, possibly of Etruscan origin (Schulze, 405). I. Republican period [German version] [I 1] V. Rufus, L. Follower and close confidant of Cn. Pompeius [I 3] Magnus, from no later than 49 BC his praefectus [8] fabrum. In 56 BC he was sent to Cicero to stop him resisting Caesar's land distribution in Campania (Cic. Fam. 1,9,10); in 54 he was a courier for Caesar (Cic. Ad Q. fr. 3,1,18). At the outbreak of the civil war in 49 BC he was sent to Picenum to enlist troops for Pompey (Caes. B Civ. 1,15,4). He took over…

Apronius

(432 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Cologne)
Latin name with Etruscan parallels [1] (regarding distribution see ThLL 2,211). I. Republican period [German version] [I 1] Tribunus plebis 449 BC C., people's tribune in 449 BC after the end of the Decemvirate (Liv. 3,54,13). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [I 2] Cn. 3rd cent. BC as a former aedile he was extradited by Rome in 266 with his colleague Q. Fabius because of a physical attack on a delegation from Apollonia, but then was returned by that city (MRR 1,201). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [I 3] Q. Tax collector of verres in Sicily One of Verres' ta…

Cosconius

(328 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Cologne)
Plebeian family, attested since the 3rd cent. BC (ThlL, Onom. 2,663f.). I. Republican period [German version] [I 1] C., C. Commander in the Social War in Apulia 89 BC Fought successfully in 89 BC in the Social War in Apulia (as praetor or legate?, Liv. Per. 75), proconsul in Illyria from 78-76 (Cic. Clu. 97 etc.); perhaps identical with the C. mentioned in Valerius Maximus(8,1 para. 8). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [I 2] C., C. Praetor 63 BC, record-keeper during the case against the Catilinarians As praetor he was in 63 BC the record-keeper during the Senate d…

Cilnius

(145 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Cologne)
Name of an important family in Arretium (Schulze, 149); involved in a dispute with the town's citizens in 302 BC (Liv. 10,3,2 i.a.). Augustus called  Maecenas a Cilnian, which presumably only referred to his maternal ancestors (Macrob. Sat. 2,4,12). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [1] C. Proculus, C. Cos. suff. 87 AD From Arretium. Cos. suff. in AD 87 (AE 1949, 23). Father of C. [2]. Eck, Werner (Cologne) [German version] [2] C. Proculus, C. Senator, governor, c. 100 AD Senator from Arretium (CIL XI 1833 and AE 1926, 123 belong together: [1. 239ff.] = AE 1985,…

Blossius

(172 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Inwood, Brad (Toronto)
Italian-Oscan gentilicium (Schulze 423 ThIL 2,2054f.). Cicero mentions a respected B. family from Campania (Leg. agr. 2,93), whose members in Capua are known to have been opponents of Rome in 216 and 210 BC (Liv. 23,7,8f.;27,3,4f.). [German version] [1] Latin poet and advocate, 5th cent. AD see Dracontius. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [2] of Cumae Politician and philosopher, died 128 BC An Italian political figure (born 128 BC), whom Plutarch described as a philosopher because the Stoic Antipater [10] of Tarsus was his friend and while in …

Asiaticus

(148 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Cologne)
Honorary name that replaced the older form Asiagenus/-genes in the Augustan period, common among the Cornelii Scipiones, in the Imperial period also among the Valerians; first adopted as a victor's title by P.  Cornelius Scipio Asiagenus ( cos. 190), then continued by his descendants. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [1] Aristocrat from Gaul (died 69 AD) Aristocrat from Gaul ( dux Galliarum), who fought for Julius Vindex in AD 68; executed by  Vitellius upon the soldiers' wish in 69 (Tac. Hist. 2,94,2; PIR2 A 1215). Eck, Werner (Cologne) [German version] [2] Valerius Asi…

Erucius

(320 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Cologne)
Italian family name (possibly originating in Etruria, Schulze, 112, 170), attested from the 1st cent. BC but not of any significance until the 2nd cent. AD. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [1] Sex. E. Clarus Partaker in the Parthian War of Trajan Son of the E. Clarus named in Pliny (Ep. 2,9,4), grandson of the later Praetorian prefect Septicius Clarus; father or grandfather of E. [2]. Pliny supported him in the early stages of his career. He took part in Trajan's Parthian War, in which he conquered Seleucia probably in AD …

Ovinius

(271 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Cologne)
Latin family name, derived from the Oscan praenomen Ovius. I. Republican period [German version] [I 1] People's tribune before 312 BC, author of the Lex Ovinia People's tribune before 312 BC and author of the Lex Ovinia, which entrusted the censors with keeping the roll of senators (Fest. 290 L.). MRR 1,158. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) II. Imperial period [German version] [II 1] L.O.Curius Proculus Modianus Africanus 3rd cent. AD official Cos. suff. probably in the 1st half of the 3rd cent. AD (CIL VI 1479 = ILS 8093 = CIL VI Suppl. VIII ad 1479). PIR2 O 185. Eck, Werner (Cologne) …

Fundanius

(320 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Will, Wolfgang (Bonn)
Widespread Roman plebeian gentes name (Schulze 357, 533, 542). [German version] [1] F., C. Plebeian tribune in 68 BC Plebeian tribune in 68 BC (?), one of the originators of the lex Antonia de Termessibus (Roman Statutes 1, 1996, no. 19), at the same time curator viarum (ILLRP 465a). Probably identical to C.F. who was defended by Cicero in 66 or 65 (Q. Cic. comm. petitionis 19) and is still mentioned in 59 (Cic. Ad Q. Fr. 1,2,10). He was probably also the father-in-law of the antiquarian M. Terentius  Varro, who introduces him as a dialogue partner in de re rustica (1,2,1 et passim). Elvers, Karl-…

Aemilia

(261 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Cologne)
[German version] [1] Vestalis maxima probably 178 BC Vestalis maxima probably 178 BC (Obseq. 8; Val. Max. 1,1,6-7; Dion. Hal. Ant. Rom. 2,68,3-5 [1]). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [2] Vestal, died 114 BC Vestal, condemned in a sensational trial and executed in 114 BC, because of incest, with other colleagues (MRR 1,534; 537). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [3] Wife of Pompey Daughter of M. Aemilius Scaurus (cos. 115 BC), first married to M'. Acilius Glabrio (cos. 67), forced by Sulla 82 (?) to marry Pompey (Plut. Sull. 33,4; Pompon. 9,1). Elvers, Karl-Lu…

Aristius

(95 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Will, Wolfgang (Bonn)
Roman family name (ThLL 2,646 f.) [1]. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [1] M., military tribune 52 BC A., M., military tribune in Caesar's army during the Gallic uprising of 52 BC (Caes. B. Gall. 7,42,5; 43,1). Will, Wolfgang (Bonn) [German version] [2] Fuscus, poet and grammaticus (1st cent. BC) A., Fuscus, poet and grammaticus, close friend and critic of  Horatius, who dedicated Carm. 1,22 and Epist. 1,10 to him. Sat. 1,9,61-74 shows his sense of humour. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography R. G. M. Nisbet, M. Hubbard, A Commentary on Horace: Odes, Book 1…

Atidius

(147 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Cologne)
(Attidius), seldom used proper name (cf. the municipium Attidium in Umbria, Schulze 558; ThlL 2,1174). [German version] [1] Senator, exile at the court of  Mithridates, killed 67 BC Senator, exile at the court of  Mithridates VI, killed by him in 67 BC (App. Mith. 410). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [2] A. Geminus Governor in Greece under Augustus after 29 BC Governor in Greece ( praetor Achaiae, Tac. Ann. 4,43,3) under Augustus after 29 BC, whose decision the Messenians cited in AD 25. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [3] (Attidius). A. Cornelianus, L.…

Strabo

(2,038 words)

Author(s): Radt, Stefan | Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[German version] [1] Greek geographer and historian, Augustan Period (Στράβων/ Strábōn). Greek geographer and historian, Augustan Period. [German version] I. Life Our only source is S.'s own work. The years of his birth and death are not established, but S. describes as 'my time' the period beginning with Pompeius' [I 3] re-organization of Asia Minor (62 BC) [1]; the latest event mentioned by S. is the death of Juba [2] II (probably AD 23/4; 17,3,7 = C 828,32 ff.; 17,3,9 = C 829,28 f.; 17,3,25 = C 840,15 f.; referen…

Rex

(661 words)

Author(s): Eder, Walter (Berlin) | Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[German version] [1] King Rex (pl. reges; Indo-Germanic * rḗg̑-s, Old Indo-Aryan rā́j-, Celtic -rīx) in Latin denotes a king; in the Greek world, the Indo-Germanic term probably gave way in the Mycenaean period to the ruler designations anax ( wanax ) and basileús . The Imperial and Byzantine word ῥῆξ ( rhêx) was originally a mere Greek transliteration of the Latin rex and generally refers to tribal kings of foreign peoples. According to the root of the word * h3reg̑- ('to straighten', 'to stretch out'), the job of the rex was to 'rule', i.e. to keep the world 'upright' and perpendic…

Ancharius

(125 words)

Author(s): Will, Wolfgang (Bonn) | Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[German version] [1] Q., praetor 56 BC Q., 73 BC legate in Greece (Syll.3 748), 65 (?) proquaestor in Macedonia (IvOl 328). As tribune of the people, 59 he opposed the politics of the consul  Caesar together with his colleague Bibulus (Cic. Sest. 113; Vatin. 16; Cass. Dio 38,6,1: schol. Bob. 135, 146St.). After the praetorship of 56 followed the proconsulate in Maedonia (Cic. Fam. 13,40) Will, Wolfgang (Bonn) [German version] [2] C. Rufus (1st half of 1st cent. BC) C., Rufus from Fulginae, accuser (?) of L. Varenus c. 80 BC [1]. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [3] Priscus (1st …

Lucius [II]

(235 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Cologne)
(Old Latin Loucios, Greek Λεύκιος/ Leúkios or Λούκιος/ Loúkios, abbreviation L., in the east of the empire also Lu.). Roman praenomen. Etymologically related to lux (‘light’) [4. 823], according to ancient derivation ‘the one born at first daylight’ (Varro, Ling. 5,60; Fest. 106; Liber de praenominibus 5). A late invention is the derivation of L. as ‘descendant of the Etruscan Lucumones’ (Liber de praen. op.cit.) to explain the first name of the Roman king L. Tarquinius Priscus, who was originally called Lucumo. L. i…

Cethegus

(145 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld)
Roman cognomen of a branch of the patrician  Cornelii (ThlL, Onom. 356-59). Attested from the 3rd cent. BC onwards; also Cetegus (Cic. Or. 160); Greek Κέθηγος ( Kéthēgos), supposedly because the family refused to wear the tunica (Porph. Hor. Ars P. 50). Also attested in inscriptions as a family name [1. 293]. There is perhaps no connection between the imperial and republican bearers of the name. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [1] Rufius Petronius Nicomachus C. Cos. 504 AD Cos. AD 504, patricius from c. 512, mag. officiorum, princeps senatus. During the siege of Rome …

Ampius

(244 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Will, Wolfgang (Bonn)
Roman gentilicium. [German version] [1] C., praef. socium 201 BC C., praef. socium 201 BC (Liv. 31,2,5-9). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [2] Balbus, T., Praetor 59 BC, historian Balbus, T., tribunus plebis 63 BC (Vell. Pat. 2,40,4), praetor 59, finally procos. in Asia (MRR 2, 197). After his return he was an unsuccessful candidate for the consulate in 55 (schol. Bob. 156St.), in the Civil War he fought on the side of Pompey ( Pompeius), for whom he had already as tribunus plebis especially applied himself and who therefore had supported him when he ran for con…

Annaeus

(333 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Cologne)
Name of a tribe probably of Sabine origin [1]. In public life of the Republican era, name-bearers appeared first in the 1st cent. BC. The name became known especially in the 1st cent. AD through the epic poet M. A.   Lucanus and through the rhetorician L. A.  Seneca and his son by the same name, the philosopher and politician; see also Cornutus I. Republican era [German version] [I 1] Brocchus, C., senator 73 BC Brocchus, C., senator 73 BC (probably aedilicius), under Verres in Sicily ([2] Cic. Verr. 2,3,93 and passim; MRR 2, 115). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography 1 Syme, RP 2, 587-…

Pullius

(110 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Cologne)
Name of a Roman gens, frequently recorded in the Republican Period. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [1] Cn. P. Pollio Senator from Forum Clodii, praetor ad aerarium under Augustus Senator from Forum Clodii in Etruria. Having been a people's tribune he became praetor ad aerarium, an office which was created in 23 BC. He later became proconsul in Gallia Narbonensis, legatus Augusti or comes Augusti in Gallia Comata and afterwards in Aquitania, probably between 16 and 13 BC, when Augustus set up the new provincial organisation there. He died during a trip as legatus to Athens…

Calvisius

(639 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Cologne)
Roman family name, whose bearers appear in public life from 1st cent. BC (ThlL, Onom. 108f.). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [1] C. Brought charges against Agrippina, 1st cent. AD Client of Iunia Silana, exiled after bringing charges against Agrippina in AD 55. He was recalled after her death (Tac. Ann. 13,19,3; 21,2; 22,2; 14,12,4; PIR2 C 343). Eck, Werner (Cologne) [German version] [2] C. Ruso, P. Consul suff. 53 AD Cos. suff. in AD 53 [1. 43; 72]; father of C. [3] and [4]. Eck, Werner (Cologne) [German version] [3] C. Ruso, P. Consul suff. 79 AD Cos. suff. in AD 79, procos. A…

Bruttius

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Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Cologne)
Italian family name, connected to Bruttium, Greek Βρύττιος ( Brýttios), varied also as Brittius, Brettius, and similar. Very common in southern Italy ([1]; ThlL 2,2214). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) I. Republic [German version] [I 1] B. Sura, Q.  Braetius Eck, Werner (Cologne) II. Imperial Age [German version] [II 1] B. Crispinus, L. Consul ord. 224 AD Son of B. [II 8], cos. ord. AD 224 [1. no. 969]. Eck, Werner (Cologne) Bibliography 1 G. Barbieri, L'albo senatorio da Settimio Severo a Carino (193-285), 1952. [German version] [II 2] B. Maximus, L. Procos. Cypri in AD 80 procos. Cypri i…

Rupilius

(333 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Cologne)
Proper name of Italic origin. I. Republican Period [German version] [I 1] R., P. Cos. 132 BC Praetor in 135 BC at the latest; as cos. of 132 BC together with P. Popillius [I 8] Laenas, oversaw the sentencing of Ti. Sempronius [I 15] Gracc(h)us' followers (Cic. Lael. 37). R. put an end to the major slave revolt in Sicily and imposed order to the province with the aid of a senatorial commission ( lex Rupilia, Cic. Verr. 2,2, passim; 2,3; 2,125; Val. Max. 6,9,8; Liv. Per. 59 et passim; MRR 1,497 f.). He died soon after, allegedly from grief, after his brother failed to be elected cons…

Cloelia

(143 words)

Author(s): Bloch, René (Berne) | Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[German version] [1] Young Roman woman, example of female bravery Young woman who was hostage of the Etruscan king  Porsenna (508 BC). She escaped, swam across the Tiber (or rode across it on horseback) and reached Rome safely with a group of young girls; she had to be returned to the king but, in recognition of her bravery, he released her and a number of the hostages. After the peace treaty the Romans honoured her with a statue on horseback at the Velia on the Sacra Via (Liv. 2,13,6-11; Flor. Epit. 1,4,7). She remained one of the most widespread examples of female bravery (Boccaccio, De claris m…

Quintilianus

(2,140 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Dingel, Joachim (Hamburg)
(or Quintillianus, rarely Quinctil[l]ianus). Roman cognomen, derived from the praenomen Quintus, widespread in the Imperial Period. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [1] Professor of and author on rhetoric, late 1st cent. Latin teacher of oratory of the last third of the 1st cent. AD; first professor of rhetoric to receive a public salary at Rome. Dingel, Joachim (Hamburg) [German version] I. Biography M. Fabius Q. was from Calagurris [2] (modern Calahorra) in northern Spain. His father was at least conversant with rhetoric (Quint. Inst. 9,3,73…

Octavianus

(409 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Smolak, Kurt (Vienna)
Roman cognomen, indicating adoption by the gens Octavia (Octavius), in the Imperial period also a family name. [German version] [1] First Roman emperor (Augustus) In academic literature, the name O. is often used to denote the first Roman emperor, Augustus, in the period between his testamentary adoption by Caesar in 44 BC and his assuming the epithet Augustus in 27 BC. Born C. Octavius, in 44 he first took the name of his adoptive father C. Iulius Caesar, but never used his other epithet O., as it would only have draw…

Equitius

(272 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Portmann, Werner (Berlin)
Relatively rare Roman family name (for derivation: Varro, Rust. 2,1,10). [German version] [1] E., L. Represented himself as son of Ti. Sempronius Gracchus Adventurer of uncertain origins, who in 102 BC represented himself as the son of the people's tribune Ti.  Sempronius Gracchus, killed in 133. He was acknowledged neither by the censor, Q. Caecilius [I 30] Metellus Numidicus, nor by the sister of Gracchus. As a follower of L. Ap(p)uleius [I 11] Saturninus, in 100 he stood for the post of people's tribune for 99, but was himself killed during the unrest that led to the death of Appuleius. E…

Considius

(489 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Köln)
Italischer Eigenname (Schulze, 158, 456; ThlL, Onom. 2, 566f.), bezeugt seit dem 1. Jh.v.Chr. (C. [I 1] ist wohl unhistor.). I. Republikanische Zeit [English version] [I 1] C., Q. Volkstribun 476 v.Chr. Volkstribun 476 v.Chr.; nach späterer Tradition soll er mit seinem Kollegen T. Genucius ein Ackergesetz beantragt und einen Prozeß gegen den Consul von 477, T. Menenius, angestrengt haben, weil er den Fabiern an der Cremera keine Hilfe gebracht habe (Liv. 2,52; Dion. Hal. ant. 9,27,2); von zweifelhafter Historizität. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [English version] [I 2] C., Q. Rei…

Aristius

(102 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Will, Wolfgang (Bonn)
Röm. Familienname (ThLL 2,646 f.) [1]. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [English version] [1] , M., Militärtribun 52 v. Chr. A., M., Militärtribun in Caesars Heer während des gallischen Aufstandes von 52 v. Chr. (Caes. Gall. 7,42,5; 43,1). Will, Wolfgang (Bonn) [English version] [2] Fuscus, Dichter und Grammaticus, 1. Jh. v. Chr. A., Fuscus, Dichter und grammaticus, enger Freund und Kritiker des Horaz, der an ihn carm. 1,22 und epist. 1,10 gerichtet hat. Sat. 1,9,61-74 zeigt seinen Sinn für Humor. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography R. G. M. Nisbet, M. Hubbard, A Commentary on H…

Verrius

(729 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Schmidt, Peter Lebrecht
Roman nomen gentile, perhaps of Etruscan origin (Schulze, 287), first recorded in the 1st cent. BC. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [1] M. V. Flaccus Latin grammarian, Augustan era [German version] I. Life V. was the leading grammarian of the generation after Varro [2], born in Praeneste after 60 BC. Suetonius' biography (Gram. 17) reveals competition with Varro: the freedman ( libertinus) V. stands in opposition to the Roman equestrian ( eques Romanus), the grammarian to the philosopher and poet ( philosophus et poeta), the politician and soldier. V. became famous through h…

Cos(s)inius

(244 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Cologne)
Italic proper name, attested with and without doubling of the s (Schulze, 159; ThlL, Onom. 2.667f.). I. Republican period [German version] [I 1] C., L. Praetor 73 BC, fell in battle against Spartacus Praetor (?) in 73 BC, fell in battle against Spartacus (Sall. Hist. 3,94; Plut. Crassus 9,4f.). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography F. Ryan, The Praetorship of Varinius, Cossinius and Glaber, in: Klio 78, 1996, 376. [German version] [I 2] C., L. Dialogue partner in Varro and Cicero Speaks as dialogue partner in Varro (Rust. 2) on cattle breeding, probably identical to a…

Nasica

(134 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Karttunen, Klaus (Helsinki)
[German version] [1] Roman cognomen Roman cognomen (‘pointed nose’); from the 2nd cent. BC it was hereditary in the family of the Cornelii Scipiones (Cornelius [I 81-85]). The unsuccessful legacy hunter N. (around 30 BC) who was ridiculed by Horace (Hor. Sat. 2,5,57; 65) was not part of the Cornelii family. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography Kajanto, Cognomina 105; 237. [German version] [2] Town in western India (Νασίκα; Nasíka).Town in western India to the east of the river Namades (Narmada) (Ptol. 7,1,6). Probably present-day Nāsik (old Indian Nāsikya…

Messalla

(200 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Rüpke, Jörg (Erfurt)
Cognomen in the family of the Valerii ( Valerius). The best-known bearers are Manius Valerius Maximus M. ( cos. 263 BC), a commander in the Second Punic War, Marcus Valerius M. Rufus ( cos. 53), a follower of Caesar and antiquarian, and Marcus Valerius M. Corvinus ( cos. suff. 31), a supporter of emperor Augustus, who promoted Tibullus and other contemporaneous poets. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [1] Valerius M. Avienus Legatus senatus in c. AD 396/98, praef. praet. for Italia and Africa As a member of an old consular family (Rut. Nam. 1,271f.; Macr. Sat. 1,6,26), he became l…

Cato

(1,353 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Kierdorf, Wilhelm (Cologne)
Roman cognomen perhaps of Etruscan origin [1. 310, 315, 418], in conjunction with catus (‘astute’, ‘crafty’ [2; 3. 250]. In Republican times widespread in the families of the Hostilii and Valerii, prominent among the Porcii, according to whose model C. is used now and again as a synonym for a conservative Roman; quite rarely also as gentilicium [1. 303].  Porcius Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [1] Porcius C., M. Cato the Elder, 234-149 BC (234-149 BC), ‘Cato the Elder’, ‘Censorius’, energetic politician and founder of Roman prose literature, is the b…

Catius

(369 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Cologne)
Plebeian surname (ThlL, Onom. 264f.). I. Republican period [German version] [I 1] C., Q. Aedile, 210 BC In 210 BC plebeian aedile, in 207 legate of the consul C. Claudius Nero. In 205 envoy to Delphi to deliver the booty resulting from the defeat of Hasdrubal (Liv. 28,45,12). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [I 2] C. Vestinus, C. Military tribune under Antonius, 1st cent. BC Military tribune under Antonius 43 BC at Mutina, was taken prisoner by Plancus (Cic. Fam. 10,23,5). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) II. Imperial period [German version] [II 1] C. see  Caesius [II 4]. Eck, Wer…

Cominius

(462 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Cologne)
[German version] I. Republican period Italic family name (ThlL, Onom. 2, 543); from the 2nd cent. BC its bearers belonged to the Roman equestrian class, and during the imperial period occasionally acceded to the Senate. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [I 1] C., P. Roman eques from Spoletium, 1st half of the 1st cent. BC Roman knight from Spoletium, and an acquaintance of Cicero; in 74 BC with his brother C.C. unsuccessfully accused L. Aelius Staienus (Cic. Clu. 100), and in 66 and 65 the people's tribune C. Cornelius [I 2], defended by Cicero, for maiestas (Ascon. 59-62C; Ci…

Epulo

(266 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Scheid, John (Paris)
[German version] [1] King of the Istri, defeated cos. A. Manlius Vulso in 178 AD Name (probably Roman nickname ‘the feaster’) of the king of the Istri ( rex E. Enn. Ann. 408 SK.; rex Aepulo Liv. 41,11,1, Apulo Flor. 1,26 [1]). In 178 he defeated consul A.  Manlius Vulso (MRR 1,395), but was ejected again from the captured Roman camp, where the victors were enjoying their supplies ( rex accubans epulari coepit, Liv. 41,2,12; 41,4,7). In 177 he was besieged in Nesactium, and killed himself after the capture of the city (41,11,6; a different account in Flor. 1,26). E. …

Fannia

(143 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Cologne)
[German version] [1] In 88 BC, F. hid the ostracized C. Marius in her house in Minturnae In 88 BC, F. hid the ostracized C. Marius in her house in Minturnae, after he had helped her to win back her dowry in a divorce case in 100 BC against C. Titinius (Val. Max. 8,2,3; Plut. Marius 38,3-9). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [2] Daughter of Clodius [II 15] Full name perhaps Clodia F. Daughter of the senator and Stoic Clodius [II 15] Thrasea Paetus and of Arria [2]. Wife of Helvidius Priscus, whom she accompanied into exile under Nero and Vespasian. He…

Numitorius

(206 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Müller, Christian (Bochum)
Röm. Gentilname, histor. erst seit dem 2. Jh.v.Chr. bezeugt. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [English version] [1] N., L. Volkstribun 471 v. Chr. Mitglied des ersten vollständig bekannten Volkstribunencollegiums von 471 v.Chr. (Calpurnius Piso fr. 23 HRR = Liv. 2,58,1; Diod. 11,68,8). Müller, Christian (Bochum) [English version] [2] N., P. Volkstribun 449 v. Chr., Großvater oder -onkel der Verginia In der Überl. erscheint N. als Großvater oder (Groß)onkel der Verginia, der gemeinsam mit ihrem Verlobten L. Icilius [1] diese vor der Begierde des Decemvirn…

Praetextatus

(133 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Leppin, Hartmut (Hannover)
Röm. Cognomen (“in der toga praetexta gekleideter Knabe”). Beiname des L. Papirius [I 23] P. und in der Familie der Sulpicii; in der Kaiserzeit weit verbreitet. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [English version] [1] Vettius Agorius P. Praefectus urbi 265-267 n. Chr. etwa 320-384 n. Chr. Nach Quaestur und Praetur war er vor 362 corrector Tusciae et Umbriae, 362/4 als Günstling des Iulianus [11] proconsul Achaiae, 365/7 praefectus urbi in Rom, dann Praetorianerpraefekt von Illyrien, Italien, Africa; 384 zum Consul designiert; mehrfach Gesandter des Senats. Er wa…

Cato

(1,220 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Kierdorf, Wilhelm (Köln)
Römisches Cognomen vielleicht etr. Herkunft [1. 310, 315, 418], in Verbindung mit catus (“scharfsinnig”, “gewitzt” [2; 3. 250]. In republikanischer Zeit verbreitet in den Familien der Hostilii und Valerii, prominent bei den Porcii, nach deren Vorbild C. gelegentlich synonym für einen konservativen Römer gebraucht wird; ganz vereinzelt auch als Gentiliz [1. 303]. Porcius Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [English version] [1] Porcius C., M. der Ältere, Politiker und Schrifsteller, 234-149 v. Chr. (234-149 v.Chr.), “Cato der Ältere”, “Censorius”, energischer Politiker…

Plaetorius

(158 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Bartels, Jens (Bonn)
Name einer röm. plebeiischen Familie (gelegentlich mit Laetorius verwechselt), erst im 2. Jh. v.Chr. zu einigem Ansehen gelangt, in der Kaiserzeit unbedeutend. [English version] [1] P. Cestianus, L. Quaestor 43/2 v. Chr. 43/42 v.Chr. Quaestor unter M. Iunius [I 10] Brutus; emittierte Denare, die mit der Darstellung eines pilleus zwischen zwei Dolchen und der Legende Eid(ibus) Mart(iis) die Ermordung Caesars an den Iden des März 44 v.Chr. feierten (RRC 508). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [English version] [2] P. Cestianus, M. Verm. 63/2 Statthalter von Makedonien War vor 69 v.C…

Venuleius

(328 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig | Eck, Werner | Giaro, Tomasz
Röm. Familienname, Nebenform von Venilius (Schulze, 378; 458). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig [English version] [1] L. V. Apronianus Octavius Priscus Sohn von V. [4]. Cos. ord. 123 n. Chr.; procos. von Asia 138/9, SEG 36, 987. Eck, Werner Bibliography Scheid, Collège, 338-342. [English version] [2] L. V. Apronianus Octavius Priscus Senator. Sohn von V. [1]. Obwohl Patrizier, übernahm er nach der Praetur ein Kommando der legio I Italica in Moesia inferior. Cos. suff. unter Antoninus [1] Pius; ebenso consularer Legat in der Hispania Tarraconensis. Cos. ord. II 168 n. Chr. Eck, Werner Biblio…

Octavianus

(372 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Smolak, Kurt (Wien)
Röm. Cognomen, die Adoption aus der gens Octavia (Octavius) bezeichnend, in der röm. Kaiserzeit auch Familienname. [English version] [1] Erster röm. Kaiser (Augustus) Mit O. wird in der wiss. Lit. häufig der erste röm. Kaiser, Augustus, in der Zeit von der testamentarischen Adoption durch Caesar 44 v.Chr. bis zur Annahme des Beinamens Augustus 27 v.Chr. bezeichnet. Geb. als C. Octavius, übernahm dieser 44 zunächst den Namen seines Adoptivvaters C. Iulius Caesar. Den weiteren Beinamen O. verwendete er allerdings nie, da er nur auf seine unbedeuten…

Albinius

(159 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Köln)
Plebeischer Gentilname. [English version] [1] s. Albanius A. s. Albanius, C. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [English version] [2] A., L. L. (1. H. 4. Jh. v. Chr.) brachte beim Galliereinfall 387 v. Chr. die Vestalinnen nach Caere in Sicherheit (Liv. 5,40,9). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [English version] [3] A., M. (L. ?) M. (L. ?) Konsulartribun 379 v. Chr. Konsulartribun 379 v. Chr. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [English version] [4] A. Paterculus, L. Paterculus, L., Volkstribun 494 bzw. 493 v. Chr. einer der ersten Volkstribunen 494 bzw. 493 v. Chr. Er wird nicht in allen…

Iuncus

(76 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Köln)
Verbreitetes röm. Cognomen und Familienname (“Binse”) [1. 729; 2. 334]. [English version] [1] I., M. Praetor 76 v.Chr. Praetor 76 v.Chr. s. Iunius [I 22] I., M. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography 1 Walde/Hofmann 1 2 Kajanto, Cognomina. [English version] [2] I. Vergilianus Senator, gehörte zum Kreis um Messalina und Silius Senator, der zum Kreis um Messalina und Silius gehörte und von ihrer Heirat wußte; 48 n.Chr. hingerichtet. Sein Name vielleicht Iunius I. Vergilianus, PIR2 J 712. Eck, Werner (Köln)

Opilio

(80 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Lütkenhaus, Werner (Marl)
[English version] [1] Röm. Cognomen Röm. Cognomen (“Schafhirte”), nur in der Spätant. vorkommend. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography 1 Degrassi, FCIR, 260 2 Kajanto, Cognomina, 323. [English version] [2] Beamter unter Odoacer Zu einer unbestimmten Zeit zw. 476-490 n.Chr. comes sacrarum largitionum unter Odoacer, vielleicht aus Ligurien [2. 183]. Er wird in den Variae des Cassiodorus erwähnt. O.s Söhne Cyprianus und O. hatten unter Theoderich d.Gr. Ämter inne. Lütkenhaus, Werner (Marl) Bibliography 1 PLRE 2, 807f. 2 D. Henning, Periclitans res publica, 1999, 10…

Baebius

(1,275 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Köln)
Plebeischer Gentilname (Schulze 133; ThlL 2,1674f.). Die Familie trat seit dem 2. Pun. Krieg hervor, aber ohne in der Republik dauerhaft in die ersten Ränge der röm. Nobilität aufzusteigen. Die wichtigste Familie ist die der Tamp(h)ili. In der Kaiserzeit stellen die Baebii zahlreiche Beamte in der Reichsverwaltung. I. Republikanische Zeit [English version] [I 1] B. (Tamphilus), M. Volkstribun 103 v. Chr. (?), leistete als Volkstribun 103 v.Chr. Widerstand gegen die lex agraria des L. Appuleius Saturninus (Vir. ill. 73,1). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [English version] [I 2] B. …

Annia

(107 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Köln)
[English version] [1] Frau des L. Cornelius Cinna (1. H. 1. Jh. v. Chr.) Frau des L. Cornelius Cinna († 84), dann des M. Pupius Piso Frugi, cos. 61 v. Chr. (Vell. 2,41,2). Vielleicht Schwester von A. [I 12] und Tochter von C. Annius [I 15] Rufus. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [English version] [2] A. Aurelia Galeria Lucilla s. Lucilla Aug. Gattin des L. Verus Lucilla Aug. Eck, Werner (Köln) [English version] [3] A. Galeria Faustina s. Faustina I. Gattin des Antoninus Pius, s. Faustina I. Eck, Werner (Köln) [English version] [4] A. Galeria Faustina s. Faustina II. Gattin des Marcus Aurelius…

Atidius

(140 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Köln)
(Attidius), selten belegter Eigenname (vgl. das Municipium Attidium in Umbrien, Schulze 558; ThlL 2,1174). [English version] [1] Senator, Exilant bei Mithridates VI., 67 v. Chr. getötet Senator, Exilant bei Mithradates VI., von diesem 67 v.Chr. getötet (App. Mithr. 410). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [English version] [2] A. Geminus Statthalter in Griechenland unter Augustus nach 29 v. Chr. Statthalter in Griechenland ( praetor Achaiae, Tac. ann. 4,43,3) unter Augustus nach 29 v.Chr., auf dessen Entscheidung sich die Messenier 25 n.Chr. beriefen. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) …

Aemilia

(270 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Köln)
[English version] [1] Vestalis maxima wohl 178 v. Chr. Vestalis maxima wohl 178 v. Chr. (Obseq. 8; Val. Max. 1,1,6-7; Dion. Hal. ant. 2,68,3-5 [1]). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [English version] [2] Vestalin, gest. 114 v. Chr. Vestalin, 114 v. Chr. wegen Inzests mit weiteren Kolleginnen in einem aufsehenerregenden Prozeß verurteilt und hingerichtet (MRR 1,534; 537). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [English version] [3] Frau des Pompeius Tochter des M. Aemilius Scaurus (cos. 115 v. Chr.), zuerst verheiratet mit M'. Acilius Glabrio (cos. 67), von Sulla 82 (?) zu…

Curio

(213 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Gizewski, Christian (Berlin)
[English version] [1] Cognomen in der gens Scribonia Cognomen in der gens Scribonia (Scribonius). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography ThlL, Onom. 2, 757-760  Kajanto, Cognomina 318. [English version] [2] Vorsteher jeder der 30 röm. curiae C. bezeichnet nach der Tradition den Vorsteher jeder der 30 curiae, der alten, zwischen den tribus und den gentes stehenden Abteilungen des röm. Volkes. Der c. wird in seiner rel. Funktion von einem flamen curialis unterstützt; an der Spitze der c. steht ein vom Gesamtvolk gewählter c. maximus (Liv. 27,8,1; CIL VIII 1174). Der vermutl…

Erucius

(291 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Köln)
Italischer Familienname (möglicherweise aus Etrurien stammend, Schulze, 112, 170), seit dem 1. Jh. v.Chr. bezeugt, aber erst im 2. Jh. n.Chr. von Bedeutung. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [English version] [1] Sex. E. Clarus Beteiligt am Partherkrieg Trajans Sohn des von Plinius genannten E. Clarus (epist. 2,9,4), Enkel des späteren Praetorianerpraefekten Septicius Clarus; Vater oder Großvater von E. [2]. Plinius unterstützte ihn in den Anfängen seiner Laufbahn. Am Partherkrieg Traians beteiligt, in dem er wohl 116 n.Chr. Seleucia…

Cloelia

(131 words)

Author(s): Bloch, René (Princeton) | Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[English version] [1] junge Römerin, Exempel weibl. Tapferkeit Junge Geisel bei dem Etruskerkönig Porsenna (508 v.Chr.). Sie entkam, schwamm durch den Tiber (oder überquerte ihn zu Pferde) und rettete sich und eine Gruppe von Mädchen nach Rom; sie mußte dem König zurückgegeben werden, der jedoch in Anerkennung ihres Mutes sie und einen Teil der Geiseln freiließ. Die Tapferkeit der C. zeichneten die Römer nach Friedensschluß mit einer Reiterstatue an der Sacra Via auf der Velia aus (Liv. 2,13,6-11; Flor…

Antistia

(127 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Köln)
[English version] [1] Schwiegermutter des Ti. Sempronius Gracchus Gemahlin des Ap. Claudius Pulcher ( cos. 143 v. Chr.) und Schwiegermutter des Ti. Sempronius Gracchus (Plut. Ti. Gracch. 4,3). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [English version] [2] Erste Gemahlin des Pompeius Erste Gemahlin des Pompeius, der sich von ihr auf Weisung Sullas 82 v. Chr. trennte (Plut. Pomp. 4,9). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [English version] [3] Politta Tochter des L. Antistius [II 12] Vetus (Mitte 1. Jh. n. Chr.) Tochter des L. Antistius [II 12] Vetus, Frau des Rubellius Plautus, der mit Ag…

Antius

(242 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Köln)
Plebeischer Gentilname. [English version] [1] (Ateius ?), C. Senator (Mitte 1. Jh. v. Chr.) Senator 54 v. Chr. (Cic. Att. 4,17,4). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [English version] [2] Sp. Röm. Gesandter 438 v. Chr. röm. Gesandter, 438 v. Chr. von den Fidenaten getötet (Statue auf der Rostra, Cic. Phil. 9,4 f.; Liv. 4,17,2). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [English version] [3] Briso, M. Volkstribun 137 v. Chr. Volkstribun 137 v. Chr., leistete Widerstand gegen die lex tabellaria des L. Cassius Longinus Ravilla (Cic. Brut. 67). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [English version] [4] Restio (…

Tarquitius

(377 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig | Haase, Mareile | Eck, Werner
Röm. Gentilname etr. Herkunft (in der Ant. wohl als Nebenform von Tarquinius angesehen, vgl. Fest. 496). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig I. Republikanische Zeit [English version] [I 1] T. Priscus Fachautor, 1. Jh. v. Chr.? Lat. schreibender Autor vielleicht des 1. Jh. v. Chr. (vgl. Verg. catal. 5,3); genannt bei Macrobius [1] (Sat. 3,20,3; 5. Jh. n. Chr.) als Verf. eines ostentarium arborarium (Etrusci, Etruria III. mit Abb. zur Etrusca disciplina), wohl einer geordneten und kommentierten Auflistung von Bäumen und Sträuchern ( arbores) von Bed. in der Divination. T. dürfte auch…

Ovinius

(241 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Köln)
Lat. Familienname, abgeleitet vom oskischen Praenomen Ovius. I. Republikanische Zeit [English version] [I 1] Volkstribun vor 312 v.Chr., Urheber der lex Ovinia Volkstribun vor 312 v.Chr. und Urheber der lex Ovinia, die den Censoren das Führen der Senatorenliste übertrug (Fest. 290 L.). MRR 1,158. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) II. Kaiserzeit [English version] [II 1] L.O.Curius Proculus Modianus Africanus Amtsträger aus dem 3. Jh. n.Chr. Cos. suff. wohl in der 1. H. des 3. Jh.n.Chr. (CIL VI 1479 = ILS 8093 = CIL VI Suppl. VIII ad 1479). PIR2 O 185. Eck, Werner (Köln) [English version] […

Epulo

(250 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Scheid, John (Paris)
[English version] [1] König der Histrer, schlug 178 n. Chr. den Consul A. Manlius Vulso Name (wohl röm. Spitzname “der Fresser”) des Königs der Histrer ( rex E. Enn. ann. 408 SK.; rex Aepulo Liv. 41,11,1, Apulo Flor. 1,26 [1]). Er schlug 178 den Consul A. Manlius Vulso (MRR 1,395), wurde aber aus dem eroberten röm. Lager, wo die Sieger sich an den Vorräten erfreuten ( rex accubans epulari coepit, Liv. 41,2,12), wieder hinausgeworfen (41,4,7). 177 wurde er in Nesactium belagert und tötete sich nach der Eroberung der Stadt (41,11,6; abweichend Flor. 1,26). E. ist a…

Bruttius

(448 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Köln)
Italischer Eigenname, mit Bruttium zusammenhängend, griech. Βρύττιος, in variierender Form auch Brittius, Brettius u.ä. In Südit. weitverbreitet ([1]; ThlL 2,2214). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) I. Republik [English version] [I 1] B. Sura, Q. Braetius Eck, Werner (Köln) II. Kaiserzeit [English version] [II 1] B. Crispinus, L. Consul ord. 224 n.Chr. Sohn von B. [II 8], cos. ord. 224 n.Chr. [1. Nr. 969]. Eck, Werner (Köln) Bibliography 1 G. Barbieri, L'albo senatorio da Settimio Severo a Carino (193-285), 1952. [English version] [II 2] B. Maximus, L. Proconsul Cypri 80 n.Chr. procos…

Apronius

(412 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Köln)
Lat. Eigenname mit etr. Parallelen [1] (zur Verbreitung vgl. ThLL 2,211). I. Republikanische Zeit [English version] [I 1] C., Volkstribun 449 v. Chr. C., Volkstribun 449 v. Chr. nach dem Ende des Decemvirats (Liv. 3,54,13). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [English version] [I 2] Cn. 3. Jh. v. Chr. wurde 266 als gewesener Aedil mit seinem Kollegen Q. Fabius wegen eines tätlichen Angriffs auf eine Gesandtschaft aus Apollonia von Rom ausgeliefert, aber von der Stadt zurückgeschickt (MRR 1,201). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [English version] [I 3] Q. Steuereintreiber des Verres a…

Cethegus

(128 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld)
Röm. Cognomen eines Zweiges der patrizischen Cornelii (ThlL, Onom. 356-59). Seit dem 3.Jh. v.Chr. bezeugt, auch Cetegus (Cic. or. 160), griech. Κέθηγος, angeblich weil die Familie die Tunica zu tragen ablehnte (Porph. Hor. ars 50). Auch als Familienname inschr. bezeugt [1. 293]. Die kaiserzeitlichen Namensträger hängen mit den republikanischen vielleicht nicht zusammen. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [English version] [1] Rufius Petronius Nicomachus C. Consul 504 n.Chr. cos. 504 n.Chr., patricius seit ca. 512, mag. officiorum, princeps senatus. C. wurde während der Bela…

Nerva

(672 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Köln)
[English version] [1] Röm. Cognomen Röm. Cognomen (wohl von nervus), “Kraft” bedeutend. Bezeugt in den Familien der Aebutii, Cocceii, Licinii und Silii; prominentester Namensträger ist der Kaiser M. Cocceius N. [2]. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography 1 Kajanto, Cognominia 105; 247  Walde/Hofmann 2, 165. [English version] [2] Röm. Kaiser, 96-98 n.Chr. Röm. Kaiser 96-98 n.Chr. Geb. am 8.11.30 n.Chr. in Narnia mit dem Namen M. Cocceius Nerva; der Vater war der gleichnamige Jurist (Cocceius [5]), die Mutter Sergia Plautilla. Verm. war berei…

Appius

(446 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Köln)
Seltener lat. Gentilname (s. [1]) und lat. Praenomen (abgekürzt Ap., kaiserzeitl. App.), dessen bereits ant. Herleitung aus dem Sabinischen (Lib. praen. 6) nicht unbestritten ist; vornehmlich bezeugt für die patrizischen Familien der Claudii Pulchri, seltener bei den Claudii Nerones u. a. Erster bezeugter Namensträger Ap. Claudius Sabinus Inregillensis (Attus Clausus), der Begründer der Gens Claudia in Rom um 500 v. Chr. (Liv. 2,16,4). Wegen des fast auschließlichen Vorkommens innerhalb der Gens…

Cilnius

(145 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Köln)
Name eines bedeutenden Geschlechtes in Arretium (Schulze, 149), stand 302 v.Chr. im Zwist mit den Bürgern (Liv. 10,3,2 u.a.). Maecenas wurde von Augustus als Cilnier bezeichnet, was vermutlich nur für seine Vorfahren in der weiblichen Linie gilt (Macr. sat. 2,4,12). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [English version] [1] C. Proculus, C. Cos. suff. 87 n. Chr. Aus Arretium stammend. Cos. suff. im J. 87 (AE 1949, 23). Vater von C. 2. Eck, Werner (Köln) [English version] [2] C. Proculus, C. Senator, Statthalter um 100 n. Chr. Senator aus Arretium (CIL XI 1833 und AE 1926, 123 gehören zu…

Tremelius

(350 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig | Schmitt, Tassilo | Fündling, Jörg
Röm. Gentilname (hsl. sehr häufig Tremellius), seit dem 2. Jh. v. Chr. bezeugt. Die sechs Generationen praetorischer Vorfahren, deren T. [3] sich rühmt (Varro rust. 2,4,2), sind durchaus glaubhaft. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig [English version] [1] T., Cn. Interzedierte als Volkstribun 168 v. Chr. erfolgreich gegen eine Verlängerung der Amtszeit der Censoren (Liv. 45,15,9), die ihn bei der lectio senatus übergangen hatten. 159 v. Chr. wurde er als Praetor vom pontifex maximus wegen dessen Beleidigung mit einer Strafe ( multa ) belegt. Ein Volksgericht be…

Sestius

(509 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig | Müller, Christian | Bartels, Jens
Röm. Gentilname, auch mit Sextius verwechselt. Die Familie erscheint Mitte des 5. Jh. v. Chr. mit S. [1] und [5] als patrizisch; in der späten Republik existieren nur noch (politisch unbedeutende) plebeiische Mitglieder. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig [English version] [1] S., L. Als Beleg der gerechten Amtsführung des ersten Collegiums der decemviri , speziell des C. Iulius [I 13] Iullus, führen Livius (3,33,9 f.) und Cicero (rep. 2,61) die Erzählung an, daß im Haus des S. eine dort vergrabene Leiche gefunden wurde, und Iulius, der durch sein Amt den S. ohne Provokationsmöglichkeit ( provo…

Catius

(350 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Köln)
Plebeischer Familienname (ThlL, Onom. 264f.). I. Republikanische Zeit [English version] [I 1] C., Q. Aedil, 210 v.Chr. 210 v.Chr. plebeischer Aedil, 207 Legat des Konsuls C. Claudius Nero. 205 Gesandter nach Delphi zur Überbringung der Beute von Hasdrubal (Liv. 28,45,12). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [English version] [I 2] C. Vestinus, C. Militärtribun unter Antonius, 1. Jh. v. Chr. Militärtribun unter Antonius 43 v.Chr. bei Mutina, wurde von Plancus gefangengenommen (Cic. fam. 10,23,5). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) II. Kaiserzeit [English version] [II 1] C. s. Caesius [II…

Axius

(134 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Fuhrer, Therese (Zürich)
Plebeischer Gentilname, seit dem 3.Jh. v.Chr. bezeugt und vielleicht mit dem etr. Stadtnamen Axia zusammenhängend (Schulze, 70; ThlL 2,1640f.). [English version] [1] A., Q. Senator, Bekannter Ciceros, in Werken Varros und Ciceros erwähnt senator ( quaestor vor 73 v.Chr., Sherk, RDGE 23, Z. 12). Er war tribulis des Varro, der ihn rust. 3,2,1 als Dialogpartner einführt, und guter Bekannter Ciceros, der ihn in seiner Korrespondenz häufiger erwähnt (eine Briefsammlung ad Axium in wenigstens zwei B. ist verloren [1]). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography 1 Schanz/Hosius 1, 47…

Arruntia

(55 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Köln)
[English version] [1] Vestalin (1.H. 1. Jh. v.Chr.) Vestalin spätestens 69 v.Chr. (Macr. Sat. 3,13,11). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [English version] [2] A. Arria Camilla (2.H. 1. Jh. n. Chr.) wohl Tochter des L. Arruntius [II 8] Camillus Scribonianus; müßte bis in traianische Zeit gelebt haben (Raepsaet-Charlier, Nr. 103; PIR2 A 1152). Eck, Werner (Köln)

Trebius

(94 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig | Schmitt, Tassilo | Fündling, Jörg
Oskisch-ital. Praenomen (Abkürzung in lat. Inschr. gewöhnlich Tr.), später auch röm. Gentilname, seit dem 1. Jh. v. Chr. bezeugt. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig [English version] [1] T., Statius Soll Hannibal [4] 216 v. Chr. seine Heimatstadt Compsa ausgeliefert haben (Liv. 23,1,1-3; Zon. 9,2,7). Punische Kriege (II.) Schmitt, Tassilo Bibliography J. von Ungern-Sternberg, Capua im Zweiten Punischen Krieg, 1975, 69. [English version] [2] T. Gallus, M. Röm. Ritter, Praefekt oder Tribun Caesars in Gallien, forderte 57/6 v. Chr. von den Coriosolites (h. Bretagne) Getr…

Didius

(1,021 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Köln)
Römischer plebeischer Gentilname (auf Mz. und Inschr. auch Deidius, Schulze, 438). Namensträger sind seit dem 2. Jh.v.Chr. hervorgetreten. I. Republikanische Zeit [English version] [I 1] D., T.(?) Volkstribun 143 v. Chr. veranlaßte vermutlich als Volkstribun 143 v.Chr. (MRR 1,472) ein Gesetz zur Aufwandsbegrenzung für Gastmähler in Ergänzung der lex sumptuaria des C. Fannius Strabo (Macr. sat. 3,17,6). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography E. Baltrusch, Regimen morum, 1989, 85f. [English version] [I 2] D., C. Flottenkommandeur Caesars 46/5 v.Chr. Flottenkommandeur…

Albucius

(344 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Walde, Christine (Basel)
[English version] [1] Giftmischer Röm. Gentilname. Name eines Giftmischers bei Hor. sat. 2,1,48, wohl nicht identisch mit dem ebd. 2,2,67 genannten. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [English version] [2] A., T., Epikureer, E. 2. Jh. v. Chr. T., Anhänger Epikurs, geriet 120 v. Chr. in Athen wegen seiner Graekophilie in einen Streit mit dem Praetor Q. Mucius Scaevola. A. klagte ihn 119 erfolglos an und wurde deshalb von Lucilius im 2. Satirenbuch verspottet. Praetor und Propraetor 105/4 (107/6 ?) in Sardinien, triumphierte dort nach einen kleinen Erfolg, weshalb ihm der Senat die supplicat…

Calidius

(230 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Will, Wolfgang (Bonn)
Plebeischer Gentilname, seit dem 1.Jh. v.Chr. in Rom belegt (Schulze, 138; ThlL, Onom. 81f.). [English version] [1] C., M. Münzmeister 117 od. 116 v.Chr. Münzmeister 117 od. 116 v.Chr. (RRC 284) und vielleicht später praetor oder propraetor (IG VII 18, Z. 14). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [English version] [2] C., M. praetor 57 v.Chr. praetor 57 v.Chr., trat als solcher für die Rückkehr Ciceros aus dem Exil ein (Cic. p. red. in sen. 22) und hielt bei dieser Gelegenheit wohl die Rede de domo Ciceronis (Quint. inst. 10,1,23). 52 setzte er sich für T. Annius [I 14] Milo, den Mörd…

Ogulnius

(197 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Müller, Christian (Bochum)
Röm. Gentilname, zuerst mit O. [1] hervorgetreten. Die späteren Familienangehörigen sind polit. unbedeutend. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [English version] [1] O. Gallus, Q. Führer der röm. Gesandtschaft 292 v. Chr., die den Asklepioskult nach Rom überführte 292 v.Chr. Führer der röm. Gesandtschaft, die während einer Epidemie in Rom den Asklepios-Kult von Epidauros nach Rom überführte (MRR 1, 182); 273 Mitglied der ersten Gesandtschaft nach Alexandreia [1] an den Ptolemäerhof (MRR 1, 182; zum Hintergrund dieser Gesandtschaft [1. 141-145]). Als cos. 269 (MRR 1, 199) führt…

Fundanius

(270 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Will, Wolfgang (Bonn)
Weitverbreiteter röm. plebeischer Gentilname (Schulze 357, 533, 542). [English version] [1] F., C. Volkstribun 68 v.Chr. Volkstribun 68 v.Chr (?), einer der Urheber der lex Antonia de Termessibus (Roman Statutes 1, 1996, Nr. 19), gleichzeitig curator viarum (ILLRP 465a). Wohl identisch mit C.F., der 66 oder 65 von Cicero verteidigt wurde (Q. Cic. comm. petitionis 19) und 59 noch erwähnt wird (Cic. ad Q. fr. 1,2,10). Er dürfte auch der Schwiegervater des Antiquars M. Terentius Varro sein, der ihn als Dialogpartner in de re rustica einführt (1,2,1 u.ö.). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bib…

Murena

(105 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Köln)
Röm. Cognomen (“Muräne”) in der Familie der Licinii (Licinius [I 32-35]), von dort durch Adoption auf A. Terentius Varro M. und seinen gleichnamigen Sohn ( cos. 23 v.Chr.) übergegangen. In der Kaiserzeit auch in weiteren Familien. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [English version] [1] Volkstribun 97 n.Chr. Der tribunus plebis, der im Senat im J. 97 n.Chr. Fabricius [II 2] Veiento in einer Auseinandersetzung das Rederecht ermöglichte (Plin. epist. 9,13,19); wohl mit Q. Roscius Coelius Murena ... Pompeius Falco identisch. PIR2 M 746. Weshalb Plinius freilich das Cogn. M. verwendet, o…

Fadius

(135 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Köln)
Röm. Familienname, seit dem 1. Jh. v.Chr. bezeugt (Schulze, 132; 516). I. Republikanische Zeit [English version] [1] F., T. Quaestor 63 v.Chr., unterstützte 57 als Volkstribun die Rückberufung Ciceros (Cic. p. red. in sen. 21; ad Q. fr. 1,4,3; Att. 3,23,4). 52 wurde er aus unbekannten Gründen verbannt (Cic. fam. 5,18). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography Syme, RP 2, 594 (Name). [English version] [2] F. Gallus, M. Epikureer der Epikureer, M. Fabius [I 18] Gallus. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) II. Kaiserzeit [English version] [II 1] L.F.Rufinus Cos. suff. 113 n. Chr.; g…

Ancharius

(125 words)

Author(s): Will, Wolfgang (Bonn) | Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[English version] [1] Q. Q., praetor 56 v. Chr. 73 v. Chr. Legat in Griechenland (Syll.3 748), 65 (?) Proquaestor in Macedonia (IvOl 328). Als Volkstribun von 59 behinderte er die Politik des Konsuls Caesar mit dessen Amtskollegen Bibulus (Cic. Sest. 113; Vatin. 16; Cass. Dio 38,6,1: schol. Bob. 135, 146St.). Der Praetur von 56 folgte das Prokonsulat in Maedonia (Cic. fam. 13,40) Will, Wolfgang (Bonn) [English version] [2] C., Rufus C., Rufus (1.H. 1. Jh. v. Chr.) aus Fulginae, Ankläger (?) des L. Varenus um 80 v. Chr. [1]. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [English version] [3] Priscus Priscu…

Geminius

(191 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Köln)
Röm. Familienname, wohl abgeleitet und handschriftlich öfter verwechselt mit Geminus (Schulze 108). I. Republikanische Zeit [English version] [I 1] G. Freund des Pompeius Freund des Pompeius, in dessen Auftrag er 77 v.Chr. den M. Iunius Brutus ermordete (Plut. Pompeius 2,6; 16,6). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [English version] [I 2] G. Freund des M. Antonius Freund des Triumvirn M. Antonius [I 9], der ihn 32 v.Chr. vergeblich zur Rückkehr nach Rom und zur Aussöhnung mit Octavian zu bewegen suchte (Plut. Antonius 59,1). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) II. Kaiserzeit …

Decimius

(195 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Nutton, Vivian (London)
Römischer Familienname, ältere Form und inschr. Decumus (Schulze, 159), abgeleitet von Decimus. Histor. Namensträger sind seit der 2. H. des 2. Jh.v.Chr. bezeugt. [English version] [1] D., C. Gesandter nach Ägypten 168 v.Chr. 171 v.Chr. Gesandter nach Kreta, 169 praetor peregrinus, 168 Gesandter nach Ägypten. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [English version] [2] D., Num. Bundesgenossenführer im Krieg gegen Hannibal 217 v.Chr. aus Bovianum in Samnium, brachte 217 bei Gereonium mit einem Kontingent der Bundesgenossen dem von Hannibal schwer bedrängten magister equitum Q. Minuci…
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