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Messalla

(170 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Rüpke, Jörg (Erfurt)
Cognomen in der Familie der Valerii (Valerius). Die bekanntesten Träger sind M. Valerius Maximus M. ( cos. 263 v.Chr.), Feldherr im 2. Pun. Krieg, M. Valerius M. Rufus ( cos. 53), Gefolgsmann Caesars und Antiquar, und M. Valerius M. Corvinus ( cos. suff. 31), Anhänger des Kaisers Augustus und Förderer des Tibullus und anderer Dichter dieser Zeit. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [English version] [1] Valerius M. Avienus Legatus senatus ca. 396/98 n. Chr., praef. praet. für Italia und Africa Als Mitglied einer alten konsularen Familie (Rut. Nam. 1,271f.; Macr. Sat. 1,6,26) legatus senatus

Pullius

(106 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Köln)
Röm. Gentilname, in republikanischer Zeit häufig bezeugt. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [English version] [1] Cn. P. Pollio Senator aus Forum Clodii, praetor ad aerarium unter Augustus Senator, der aus Forum Clodii in Etrurien stammte. Nach dem Volkstribunat wurde er praetor ad aerarium, eine Funktion, die im J. 23 v. Chr. geschaffen wurde. Später Proconsul in der Narbonensis. Legatus oder comes von Augustus in der Gallia Comata, dann in der Aquitania, wohl zw. 16 und 13 v. Chr., als Augustus dort die neue Prov.-Ordnung schuf. Während einer Reise als legatus nach Athen vers…

Calvisius

(581 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Köln)
Röm. Gentilname, dessen Träger seit dem 1.Jh. v.Chr. im öffentlichen Leben hervortreten (ThlL, Onom. 108f.). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [English version] [1] C. Ankläger Agrippinas, 1. Jh. n.Chr. Klient von Iunia Silana, klagte Agrippina im J. 55 an und wurde deshalb verbannt. Er wurde nach dem Tod Agrippinas zurückgerufen (Tac. ann. 13,19,3; 21,2; 22,2; 14,12,4; PIR2 C 343). Eck, Werner (Köln) [English version] [2] C.Ruso, P. Consul suff. 53 n.Chr. Cos. suff. im J. 53 [1. 43; 72]; Vater von C. [3] und [4]. Eck, Werner (Köln) [English version] [3] C.Ruso, P. Consul suff. 79 n.Chr. Cos.…

Olybrius

(184 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Gutsfeld, Andreas (Münster)
Spätant. Personenname in der Familie der Anicii: Anicius [II 13] Hermogenianus O. ( cos. 395 n.Chr.), Q. Clodius Hermogenianus O. [1] ( cos. 379), der Kaiser des Jahres 472, Anicius [II 15] O. und Flavius Anicius O. ( cos. 526). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [English version] [1] Q. Clodius Hermogenianus O. Amtsträger, 4.Jh. n. Chr. Praefectus praetorio Orientis 378-379 n.Chr. Der aus einer angesehenen, verm. stadtröm. Familie stammende Christ O. machte eine glänzende Karriere (CIL VI 1714). Nachdem er Statthalter von Campania gewesen war, wurde er …

Turpilius

(224 words)

Author(s): Schmidt, Peter Lebrecht | Elvers, Karl-Ludwig
[English version] [1] Komödiendichter, 2. Jh. v. Chr. Röm. Komödiendichter in der Gattung der palliata , jüngerer Zeitgenosse des Terentius [III 1], nach Hier. chron. p. 148 Helm gest. 104 v. Chr. Erh. sind Fr. aus 13 Stücken mit durchweg griech. Titeln; Hauptvorlage war Menandros [4]. Mit Caecilius [III 6] und Terenz, dem er auch dramaturgisch nahesteht, repräsentiert T. die zunehmend hellenisierende und klassizistische Entwicklung der palliata, während ihn metr. Vielfalt und sprachliche Farbigkeit von der Spruchreinheit des Terenz trennen und eher mit Pla…

Blossius

(176 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Inwood, Brad (Toronto)
Ital.-osk. Gentilname (Schulze 423; ThlL 2,2054f.). Cicero erwähnt eine angesehene Familie B. aus Campanien (leg. agr. 2,93), deren Angehörige in Capua 216 und 210 v.Chr. als Gegner Roms bezeugt sind (Liv. 23,7,8f.; 27,3,4f.). [English version] [1] lat. Dichter und Advokat, 5. Jh. n. Chr. s. Dracontius. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [English version] [2] von Cumae Politiker und Philosoph, gest. 128 v. Chr. Eine italische polit. Figur (gest. 128 v.Chr.), von Plutarch als Philosoph bezeichnet, da der Stoiker Antipatros [10] von Tarsos sein Freund war und ihm…

Lactuca

(263 words)

Author(s): Hünemörder, Christian (Hamburg) | Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[English version] [1] Salatpflanze Der Lattich (θρίδαξ/ thrídax, auch θρύ-, θρόδαξ/ thrý-, thródax, θριδακίνη/ thridakínē, Lactuca sativa L.), die in mehreren Arten (Theophr. h. plant. 7,4,5 u.ö.) bekannte Salatpflanze, deren Anbau und Schutz gegen Schädlinge sowie kulinarische und medizinische Verwendung von Theophrast beschrieben wird. So soll der Saft nach Theophr. h. plant. 7,6,2 bei Wassersucht und Augengeschwüren helfen. L. wurde in Europa, Nordafrika und Asien seit langem kultiviert (Erstbeleg bei Alkm…

Aurunculeius

(224 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Will, Wolfgang (Bonn)
Plebeischer Gentilname (Weiterbildung von Aurunceius, ThlL 2,1532f. [1. 354]); die Familie ist seit dem 3.Jh. v.Chr. in Rom nachweisbar, in der Kaiserzeit aber bedeutungslos. [English version] [1] A., C. Praetor 209 v. Chr., propraetor in Sardinia 208 v. Chr. praetor 209 v.Chr. und propraetor 208 in Sardinia (MRR 1,285; 291). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [English version] [2] A., L. Praetor urbanus 190 v. Chr. praetor urbanus 190 v.Chr., 189 unter den Gesandten zur Ordnung der Verhältnisse in Kleinasien (MRR 1, 356; 363). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography 1 Schulze. …

Annaeus

(327 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Köln)
Name eines Geschlechtes wohl sabinischer Herkunft [1]. Im öffentlichen Leben der republikanischen Zeit traten Namensträger erst im 1. Jh. v. Chr. in Erscheinung. Der Name wird vor allem im 1. Jh. n. Chr. durch den Epiker M. A.Lucanus und durch den Rhetor L. A. Seneca und seinen gleichnamigen Sohn, den Philosophen und Politiker, bekannt; s. a. Cornutus I. Republikanische Zeit [English version] [I 1] Brocchus, C., Senator 73 v. Chr. Brocchus, C., Senator 73 v. Chr. (wohl Ädilizier), unter Verres in Sizilien ([2] Cic. Verr. 2,3,93 u.ö.; MRR 2, 115). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliograp…

Gallus

(119 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Köln)
Weitverbreitetes röm. Cognomen (“Gallier”). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [English version] [1] Schöpfer der Liebeselegie, geb. 69/68 v. Chr. s. Cornelius [II 18] Gallus Eck, Werner (Köln) [English version] [2] P.G. Ritter, 65 n. Chr. verbannt Ritter, der mit dem praef. praet. Faenius Rufus und dem Consular Antistius [II 12] Vetus befreundet war; deshalb 65 n.Chr. verbannt (PIR2 G 66). Bei Tacitus wird der Name als Publius Gallus überliefert, was ausgeschlossen ist. Hinter Publius verbirgt sich ein nomen gentile, vielleicht Publilius? Eck, Werner (Köln) Bibliography W. Eck, in:…

Fabricius

(629 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Köln)
Röm. plebeischer Gentilname, wohl nicht von faber (“Schmied”), sondern von etr. hapre wie Faberius u.a. [1; 2]. Vielleicht nach Rom eingewandert [3], gelangte die Familie im 3. Jh. v.Chr. mit F. [I 3] zur Nobilität, ohne diesen Status im 2. Jh. halten zu können. In Rom gab es ein compitum Fabricium (Fest. 180L) bzw. einen vicus Fabrici (ILS 6073) zwischen Caelius und Palatin, vielleicht nach dem Wohnort von F. [I 3] benannt [4], und den pons Fabricius, F. [I 1]. I. Republikanische Zeit [English version] [1] F., L. Volkstribun 62 v.Chr. 62 v.Chr. wohl Volkstribun (MRR 2, 141, Anm…

Caninius

(372 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Will, Wolfgang (Bonn)
Plebeischer Gentilname, bezeugt seit dem 2.Jh. v.Chr. (Schulze, 144; ThlL, Onom. 137f.). [English version] [1] C. Gallus, L. Volkstribun 56 v.Chr. Volkstribun 56 v.Chr., wollte erfolglos die Wiedereinsetzung des Ptolemaios Auletes in Ägypten durchführen lassen (MRR 2,209). 56 wurde er von Cicero verteidigt (fam. 7,1,4), war 51 in Athen häufig mit ihm zusammen und besuchte ihn 46 in Rom. Er starb 44. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [English version] [2] C. Gallus, L. Consul 37 v.Chr. Sohn von C. 1, Konsul 37 v.Chr. mit M. Vipsanius Agrippa (MRR 2,395; PIR 22 C 389). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (B…

Caesonius

(248 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Köln)
Röm. Gentilname, seit dem 1.Jh. belegt (Schulze 136f.; ThlL, Onom. 54f.). I. Republikanische Zeit [English version] [I 1] C., M. Amtsträger 1. Jh. n. Chr. 74 v.Chr. Richter im ersten Prozeß gegen A. Cluentius Habitus, 70 Richter im Verres-Prozeß, 69 curulischer Aedil zusammen mit Cicero (Cic. Verr. 1,29; MRR 2,132). Wohl 66 Praetor, da er als Kandidat für den Konsulat von 63 galt (Cic. Att. 1,1,1); wohl identisch mit dem von Cicero (Att. 12,11) erwähnten C. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) II. Kaiserzeit [English version] [II 1] L.C.Lucillus Macer Rufinianus Consul suff. um 225/23…

Cominius

(428 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Köln)
[English version] I. Republikanische Zeit Italischer Familienname (ThlL, Onom. 2, 543); seine Träger gehörten seit dem 2. Jh.v.Chr. zum röm. Ritterstand und stiegen in der Kaiserzeit vereinzelt in den Senat auf. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [English version] [I 1] C., P. Röm. Ritter aus Spoletium (1. H. 1. Jh. v. Chr.) Röm. Ritter aus Spoletium und Bekannter Ciceros, klagte zusammen mit seinem Bruder C.C. 74 v.Chr. den L. Aelius Staienus (Cic. Cluent. 100), 66 und 65 den von Cicero verteidigten Volkstribunen C. Cornelius [I 2] erfolglos wegen maiestas an (Ascon. 59-62C; Cic. Brut…

Apponius

(357 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Köln)
[English version] [1] Q., röm.Offizier (46 v. Chr.) Q., Offizier (Militärtribun ?) des Pompeius in Spanien 46 v. Chr. (Dio 43,29,3) [1]. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [English version] [2] Cn. (Mitte 1. Jh. v. Chr.) Cn., Ankläger des M. Saufeius 52 v. Chr. (Ascon. 55C). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography 1 Nicolet 2, 779-781. [English version] [3] gest. 43 v. Chr. im J. 43 v. Chr. proskribiert und ermordet (App. civ. 4,26). Eck, Werner (Köln) [English version] [4] gest. 68 n. Chr. Delator unbekannten sozialen Ranges, nach Neros Tod vom Volk in Rom gelyncht (Plut. Galba 8,7). Eck, We…

Fannia

(134 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Köln)
[English version] [1] Helferin des C. Marius 88 v.Chr. in Minturnae F. versteckte 88 v.Chr. den geächteten C. Marius in ihrem Haus in Minturnae, nachdem sie im J. 100 durch seine Hilfe in einem Scheidungsverfahren gegen C. Titinius ihre Mitgift zurückerhalten hatte (Val. Max. 8,2,3; Plut. Marius 38,3-9). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [English version] [2] Tochter Clodius' [II 15] Vielleicht ist Clodia F. der volle Name. Tochter des Senators und Stoikers Clodius [II 15] Thrasea Paetus und der Arria [2]. Frau von Helvidius Priscus, den sie unter Nero und …

Numonius

(158 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Köln)
Seltener röm. Familienname. Bekannt C.N.Vala, der als IIIvir monetalis 41 v.Chr. Aurei und Denare prägte (RRC 514; s.u. N. [1]). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [English version] [1] N. Vala Adressat von Hor. epist. 1, 15 An ihn schrieb Horaz ca. 20 v.Chr. (Hor. epist. 1,15). Evtl. mit dem C.N.Vala identisch, der im J. 41 als Münzmeister bezeugt ist (RRC 1, 522f. Nr. 514). PIR2 N 243; 244. Eck, Werner (Köln) [English version] [2] C.N.Vala Legat des Q. Varus in Germanien Legat des Quinctilius Varus bei dessen letztem Zug durch Germanien; N. floh mit der Reiterei in Richtung Rh…

Equitius

(239 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Portmann, Werner (Berlin)
Seltener römischer Familienname, (zur Ableitung: Varro rust. 2,1,10). [English version] [1] E., L. gab sich als Sohn des Ti. Sempronius Gracchus aus Abenteurer unbestimmter Herkunft, der sich 102 v.Chr. als Sohn des 133 getöteten Volkstribunen Ti. Sempronius Gracchus ausgab, aber weder vom Censor Q. Caecilius [I 30] Metellus Numidicus noch der Schwester des Gracchus anerkannt wurde. Als Gefolgsmann des L. Ap(p)uleius [I 11] Saturninus bewarb er sich 100 um das Volkstribunat für 99, wurde aber in den Unruhen, die zum Tod des Appuleius führten, selbst getötet. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig…

Verrius

(699 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig | Schmidt, Peter Lebrecht
Röm. Gentilname vielleicht etr. Herkunft (Schulze, 287), erst seit dem 1. Jh. v. Chr. belegt. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig [1] M. V. Flaccus lat. Grammatiker, augusteische Zeit [English version] I. Leben lat. Grammatiker, geb nach 60 v. Chr. V. war der führende Grammatiker der Generation nach Varro [2], geb. in Praeneste nach 60 v. Chr. Suetons Biographie (gramm. 17) läßt Konkurrenz mit Varro erkennen: Der Freigelassene ( libertinus) V. steht dem röm. Ritter ( eques Romanus), der Grammatiker dem Philosophen und Dichter ( philosophus et poeta), dem Politiker und Militär gegenüber. …

Lentulus

(148 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Benz, Lore (Kiel)
Röm. Cognomen, volksetym. von lens, “Linse” abgeleitet (Plin. nat. 18,10), tatsächlich Diminutivform von lentus, “träge” [1. 249] in freundlich-spöttischer Bedeutung; nicht etr. Herkunft [so 2. 313; 3. 783]; nur in der Familie der Cornelier vorkommend: Cornelius [I 31-56]; [II 24-33]. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [English version] [1] Mimograph der frühen Kaiserzeit In die frühe Kaiserzeit zu datieren ist der mimographus L.; ihm gehörte der verlorene Mimus Catinenses (Tert. de pallio 4,1). Tert. apol. 15,1 stellt L. und den Mimographen Hostilius zusammen…

Favonius

(362 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Flamant, Jaques (Venelles)
Seltener röm. Familienname, in Latium vorkommend (Schulze 563). [English version] [1] F., M. Gegner des P. Clodius Pulcher Aus munizipaler Oberschicht stammend, Anhänger des M. Porcius Cato (Uticensis), dessen polit. und persönl. Unnachgiebigkeit er zu imitieren suchte, was ihm Mißgunst und zahlreiche Wahlniederlagen eintrug. 61 v.Chr. griff er P. Clodius [I 4] Pulcher an, 60 klagte er erfolglos Q. Caecilius [I 32] Metellus Pius Scipio an. In den 50er Jahren opponierte er vergeblich gegen Caesar, Pompeius und Cra…

Acutius

(84 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Köln)
[English version] [1] A., M. Volkstribun 401 v. Chr. Volkstribun 401 v. Chr. (MRR 1, 84). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [English version] [2] Rufus, Anhänger des Pompeius A. Rufus, Anhänger des Pompeius (Caes. civ. 3,83,2). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [English version] [3] A. Nerva, Q. Cos. suff. 100 n. Chr. cos. suff. im J. 100 n. Chr., wohl identisch mit dem Statthalter von Niedergermanien um 101/102 (CIL XIII 7697; 7715 f.; FOst 45; PIR2 A 101 [1]). Eck, Werner (Köln) Bibliography 1 Eck, 161 f.

Rex

(565 words)

Author(s): Eder, Walter (Bochum) | Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[English version] [1] König R. (Pl. reges; idg. * rḗg̑-s, altind. rā́j-, kelt. -rīx) bezeichnet im Lat. den König; im griech. Raum ist wohl in myk. Zeit die idg. Wortform den Herrscherbezeichnungen anax ( wanax ) und basileús gewichen. Das kaiserzeitliche und byz. Wort ῥῆξ ist urspr. bloße griech. Umschrift des lat. rex und bezeichnet meist Stammeskönige auswärtiger Völker. Nach der Wortwurzel * h3reg̑- (“geraderichten”, “ausstrecken”) ist es Aufgabe des r. zu “regieren”, d. h. die Welt “aufrecht” und im Lot zu halten, den “richtigen” Einklang von Ges. und natürl…

Papius

(458 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Köln)
Italischer Familienname, am weitesten verbreitet bei den Samniten; auch als osk. Praen. bezeugt. Der Urheber der lex Papia Poppaea 9 n.Chr. war P. [II 1]. I. Republikanische Zeit [English version] [I 1] P. Volkstribun 80 v. Chr. Volkstribun, wohl vor 80 v.Chr. und daher nicht identisch mit P. [I 2]; Urheber einer lex Papia, die die Ergänzung der Zahl der Vestalinnen durch Los vorschrieb (Gell. 1,12,10-12). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [English version] [I 2] P., C. Volkstribun 65 v. Chr., Urheber einer lex Papia Volkstribun 65 v.Chr., Urheber einer lex Papia gegen die unberechti…

Pius

(203 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Simons, Roswitha (Düsseldorf)
[English version] [1] Röm. Cognomen Röm. Cognomen, in republikanischer Zeit in der Familie der Caecilii Metelli (Caecilius [I 31-32]), in der Kaiserzeit in zahlreichen weiteren gentes. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography Kajanto, Cognomina, 251. [English version] [2] griech. Grammatiker, 2./3. Jh.? Grammatiker, unsicher datiert auf E. 2./E. 3. Jh. n.Chr., tätig u.a. in Memphis und Sparta (schol. Hom. Od. δ 356; θ 372); Verf. eines Homer-Komm. (Etym. m. 821,55), dessen Material (zu Wort- und Sacherklärungen, inhaltlichen und sti…

Lusius

(408 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Köln)
Ital. Eigenname [1. 184, 359]. I. Republikanische Zeit [English version] [I 1] Neffe des C. Marius [I 1] Sohn der Schwester des C. Marius [I 1], Kriegstribun im Kimbernkrieg in Gallien. Als er einen jungen Soldaten mißbrauchen wollte, wurde er von diesem niedergestochen, der Täter aber wegen Notwehr vom Kriegsgericht freigesprochen (Cic. Mil. 9 mit Schol. Bobiensia 114 Stangl; Val. Max. 6,1,12; Plut. Marius 14,4-9). Dieser Freispruch war ein beliebtes Thema im röm. Rhetorikunterricht (Cic. inv. 2,124; Quint. inst. 3,11,14 u.a.). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) II. Kaiserzeit …

Asiaticus

(140 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Köln)
Beiname, der in augusteischer Zeit die ältere Form Asiagenus/-genes ablöst, verbreitet bei den Cornelii Scipiones, in der Kaiserzeit auch bei den Valeriern; zuerst als Siegerbeiname angenommen von P. Cornelius Scipio Asiagenus ( cos. 190), dann von seinen Nachkommen weitergeführt. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [English version] [1] Gallischer Aristokrat, gest. 69 n. Chr. Gallischer Aristokrat ( dux Galliarum), der 68 n.Chr. für Iulius Vindex gekämpft hatte; durch Vitellius auf Wunsch der Soldaten 69 hingerichtet (Tac. hist. 2,94,2; PIR2 A 1215). Eck, Werner (Köln) …

Cos(s)inius

(225 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Köln)
Italischer Eigenname, mit und ohne Gemination des s bezeugt (Schulze, 159; ThlL, Onom. 2,667f.). I. Republikanische Zeit [English version] [I 1] C., L. Praetor 73 v.Chr., fiel gegen Spartacus Praetor (?) 73 v.Chr., fiel gegen 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. [English version] [I 2] C., L. Dialogpartner bei Varro und Cicero Spricht als Dialogpartner bei Varro (rust. 2) über Viehzucht, wohl identisch mit einem zwischen 60 und…

Longinus

(101 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Tinnefeld, Franz (München)
Röm. Cognomen, abgeleitet von longus (“groß”), in republikan. Zeit in der Familie der Cassii (Cassius [I 6-17; II 14-16]), in der Kaiserzeit in zahlreichen weiteren Familien belegt. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [1] s. Longinos [1] (Cassius Longinus) s. Kassios Longinos [1]. Tinnefeld, Franz (München) [English version] [2] Praefectus urbi Constantinopolitanae 537-541/2 n. Chr. Praefectus urbi Constantinopolitanae (ἔπαρχος πόλεως) unter Iustinianus [1] I., im Amt bezeugt 537-541/2 n.Chr. L. war mehrfach kaiserl. Gesandter im B…

Decidius

(164 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Köln)
Italischer Eigenname, seit dem 1. Jh.v.Chr. histor. bezeugt (ThlL, Onom. 3,70). [English version] [1] D. Saxa, L. Volkstribun 44 v.Chr. aus Spanien gebürtig (so Cic. Phil. 11,5,12), aber wohl ital. Abstammung, kämpfte 49 v.Chr. gegen die Pompeianer in Spanien (Caes. civ. 1,66,3) und 45 wahrscheinlich gegen die Pompeiussöhne. Von Caesar zum Volkstribun für 44 bestimmt, schloß er sich nach dessen Tod M. Antonius [I 9] an und wurde Mitglied einer Kommission zur Landverteilung an Veteranen (MRR 2,324, 332f.); 42 komma…

Ampius

(224 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Will, Wolfgang (Bonn)
Röm. Gentilname. [English version] [1] C. C., praef. socium 201 v. Chr. praef. socium 201 v. Chr. (Liv. 31,2,5-9). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [English version] [2] Balbus, T. Geschichtsschreiber, 1. Jh. v. Chr. Volkstribun 63 v. Chr. (Vell. 2,40,4), praetor 59, anschließend procos. in Asia (MRR 2, 197). Nach der Rückkehr kandidierte er 55 erfolglos für das Konsulat (schol. Bob. 156St.), im Bürgerkrieg kämpfte er auf Seiten des Pompeius, für den er schon als Volkstribun bes. Auszeichnungen beantragt und der ihn dafür bei der Konsulats…

Cosconius

(294 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Köln)
Plebeische Familie, seit dem 3. Jh.v.Chr. bezeugt (ThlL, Onom. 2,663f.). I. Republikanische Zeit [English version] [I 1] C., C. Befehlshaber im Bundesgenossenkrieg in Apulien 89 v.Chr. Kämpfte 89 v.Chr. im Bundesgenossenkrieg in Apulien erfolgreich (als Praetor oder Legat ?, Liv. per. 75), Proconsul in Illyrien 78-76 (Cic. Cluent. 97 u.a.); vielleicht identisch mit dem bei Valerius Maximus erwähnten C. (8,1 abs. 8). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [English version] [I 2] C., C. Praetor 63 v.Chr., Protokollführer im Catilinaprozeß War als Praetor 63 v.Chr. Protokollführer …

Quintilianus

(1,954 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Dingel, Joachim (Hamburg)
(oder Quintillianus, selten Quinctil[l]ianus). Röm. Cogn., vom Vornamen Quintus abgeleitet, in der Kaiserzeit weitverbreitet. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [English version] [1] Rhetorikprofessor und -autor, E. 1. Jh. Lat. Redelehrer des letzten Drittels des 1. Jh. n. Chr. und erster öffentlich besoldeter Rhetorikprofessor in Rom. Dingel, Joachim (Hamburg) [English version] I. Biographie M. Fabius Q. stammte aus dem nordspanischen Calagurris [2] (h. Calahorra). Sein Vater war rhet. zumindest geübt (Quint. inst. 9,3,73); ob er - und evtl. sogar …

Rupilius

(218 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Köln)
Ital. Personenname. I. Republikanische Zeit [English version] [I 1] R., P. Consul 132 v. Chr. Praetor spätestens 135 v. Chr.; überwachte als cos. 132 mit dem Kollegen P. Popilius [I 8] Laenas die Aburteilung der Anhänger des Ti. Sempronius Gracchus (Cic. Lael. 37). R. beendete den großen Sklavenkrieg in Sicilia und ordnete die Verhältnisse in der Prov. mit Hilfe einer Senatskommission neu ( lex Rupilia, Cic. Verr. 2,2, passim; 2,3; 2,125; Val. Max. 6,9,8; Liv. per. 59 u. a.; MRR 1,497 f.). Bald danach ist er angeblich aus Kummer darüber, daß sein Bruder ni…

Furnius

(168 words)

Author(s): Will, Wolfgang (Bonn) | Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[English version] [1] F., C. Redner, Volkstribun 50 v. Chr. Wie sein Sohn F. [2] berühmter röm. Redner ( Furnii ... clari oratores; Hier. chron. ad annum 1980/1). Volkstribun 50 v.Chr., Legat 44/3, Praetor 42 (?), Gesandter 40 und 39, Promagistrat in Asia 36/5, Consul designatus für 29 (MRR 2, 249, 331, 353, 359, 376, 389, 402, 408; 3, 97). Zunächst Bewunderer des Redners Cicero, stellte er sich polit. im Bürgerkrieg seit 49 auf die Seite Caesars, später auf die des L. bzw. M. Antonius [I 9]. Octavian begnadigte ihn nach seinem Sieg (Sen. …

Allius

(167 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Köln)
Röm. Gentilname. [English version] [1] M. M., Freund Catulls (1. Jh. v. Chr.) Freund Catulls (carm. 68 ihm gewidmet). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [English version] [2] Bala, C. Bala, C., Münzmeister 92 v. Chr. Münzmeister 92 v. Chr. (RRC 336). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [English version] [3] Fuscianus, C. Fuscianus, cos. suff. (um 160 n. Chr.) praetorischer Statthalter von Arabia um 160 n. Chr. und cos. suff. (PIR2 A 544) [1]. Eck, Werner (Köln) [English version] [4] Fuscus, C. Fuscus, C., Statthalter (Ende 2. Jh. n. Chr.) Sohn von Nr. 3, konsularer Statthalter von Germania …

Cluvius

(330 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Köln)
Italischer Familienname (Schulze, 483), in Kampanien seit dem 3. Jh., in Rom für Plebeier seit dem 2. Jh. nachweisbar. I. Republikanische Zeit [English version] [I 1] C., C. Praetor um 104 v.Chr. Praetor und wahrscheinlich Proconsul von Macedonia oder Asia um 104 v.Chr. (MRR 1,560). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [English version] [I 2] C. (Clovius), C. Münzmeister 45 v.Chr. Münzmeister 45 v.Chr. (RRC 476) und gleichzeitig als Praefekt Caesars wohl zuständig für Landanweisungen in der Gallia Cisalpina (Cic. fam. 13,7; MRR 2,313); weitere Identifizierung, bes. mit dem in der sog.

Metilius

(623 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Schmitt, Tassilo (Bielefeld) | Eck, Werner (Cologne)
Roman gens name, probably of Latin origin with Etruscan parallels (the patrician gens in Dion Hal. Ant. Rom. 3,29,7 is invented), historically attested no earlier than the 3rd century BC. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) I. Republican period I. Republican period [German version] [I 1] Between 220-219 BC Creator of a lex Metilia In 220-219 BC, at the instigation of the censors C. Flaminius [1] and L. Aemilius [I 27] Papus, a l ex Metilia was passed on the professional status of fullers ( fullones) (Plin. HN. 35,197; MRR 1, 236). Its exact purpose, its creator and his office remain…

Musa

(99 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Schmidt, Peter L. (Constance)
[German version] [1] Roman cognomen Roman cognomen (‘Muse’) of the family of the Pomponii (Pomponius). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography Kajanto, Cognomina, 53; 216. [German version] [2] Roman rhetor of the Augustan-Tiberian period Roman rhetor of the Augustan-Tiberian period. His contemporary Seneca the Elder (Contr. 10, pr. 9f.) characterised him as talented but tasteless, since he had a tendency towards unnatural bombast (cf. also Sen. Contr. 7,5,13; Sen. Suas. 1,13). However, M. appears to have found the approval of Seneca's sons (Sen. Contr. 10, pr. 9). Schmidt, Pet…

Gabinius

(906 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Cologne) | Portmann, Werner (Berlin)
Roman family name, probably related to Gabii (Schulze 532f.), widespread in Latium, and documented from the 3rd cent. BC; during the 2nd cent. BC, the family gained senatorial rank. I. Republican Period [German version] [I 1] G., A. People's tribune 139 BC Allegedly the grandson of a slave (Liv. Per. Oxyrhynch. 54; cf. Cic. Leg. 3,35), in 146 BC envoy to the Achaeans; as people's tribune he introduced the secret ballot with voting tablets ( tabellae) for the election of officials in 139 (1. lex tabellaria, Cic. loc. cit.; Lael. 41). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography M. Jehne, Ge…

Flavus

(213 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Losemann, Volker (Marburg/Lahn)
Roman cognomen (‘golden yellow’, ‘blond’, probably named after the hair colour), in the Republican period for C. Alfius [I 6] F., the family of the Decimii, Sp.  Larcius F. and L.  Lucretius Triticipinus F. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [1] Of the Cheruscan tribal aristocracy, father of Italicus, also after AD 9 on the side of Rome Brother of  Arminius, of the Cheruscan tribal aristocracy. Son of  Segimerus, son-in-law of the Chatti princeps Actumerus (Tac. Ann. 11,16,1), father of  Italicus [1. 201f.]. F. remained on the side of Rome…

Florus

(838 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Schmidt, Peter L. (Constance)
Roman cognomen (‘blond’, ‘radiant’, with ablaut, related to flavus [1]), in the Republican period epithet of C. Aquilius [I 11] F. and L. Mestius F. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [1] P. Annius F. Lat. poet and writer, 1st/2nd cent. AD Under the cognomen Florus (in conjunction with the family name Annius or Ann(a)eus and the first name P. or L.) four works or groups of works are known: 1. the introduction to a dialogue Vergilius orator an poeta (P. Annius F.), 2. and 3. fragment of a correspondence (Charisius, Gramm. 66,10f.; 157,21f. B.) and an exchange o…

Gellius

(1,322 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Kierdorf, Wilhelm (Cologne) | Krasser, Helmut (Gießen)
Roman nomen gentile, which can almost certainly be traced back to the praenomen G. attested from the beginning of the 3rd cent. BC. There is evidence of the bearers of the name in the political life of Rome from the 2nd cent. BC. [German version] [1] Stepbrother of L. Marcius Philippus (Cos. 56 BC) Stepbrother of L. Marcius Philippus ( cos. 56 BC), otherwise unknown supporter of P. Clodius [I 4] from the equestrian class, defamed by Cicero as ‘the wet-nurse of all revolutionaries’ (Cic. Vatin. 4; Cic. Sest. 110-112). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [2] G., Cn. Rom. historia…

Coelius

(856 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Kierdorf, Wilhelm (Cologne) | Eck, Werner (Cologne)
Plebeian gentilicium, also Coilius, in surviving manuscripts often confused with Caelius (Schulze 155; ThlL, Onom. 2, 523-525). Bearers of this name are documented since the 2nd cent. BC, usually belonging to the Tribus Aemilia. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) I. Republican period [German version] [I 1] C. Antipater, L. Historiographer, late 2nd cent. BC Possibly the brother of the senator C. Coelius C.f. [1; 2. 16], a highly educated scholar of law and rhetoric (Cic. Brut. 102; Dig. 1,2,2,40), considered the teacher and friend of L. Licinius Crassu…

Lucanus

(1,709 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Vessey, David T. (Huntingdon)
Italic surname, Lucanius [1. 532]; better known as a Roman cognomen, probably originally an ethnicon from the place name Luca [1. 532; 2. 193]. In the fasti of the Imperial period in the family of the Claudii, Curvii, Domitii, Titii [3. 257]. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [1] M. Annaeus L. Epic poet Lucan, 1st cent. AD The Roman epic poet Lucan. Vessey, David T. (Huntingdon) [German version] A. Life L. was born on 3 November AD 39 in Corduba as son of a family often described as Spanish, but more probably descended from Italic colonists. He came t…

Peducaeus

(502 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Fündling, Jörg (Bonn) | Eck, Werner (Cologne)
Name of a Roman plebeian family which does not appear until the 1st century BC; in fact a nickname ('flat-footed'). I. Republican period [German version] [I 1] People's tribune in 114 BC Elected people's tribune for the year 113 BC. Straight after assuming office in December 114, he carried through a law which led to new proceedings for 'fornication' against the Vestals Licinia [4] and Marcia [3] under the chairmanship of C. Cassius [I 17] Longinus Ravilla (Cic. Nat. D. 3,74; Ascon. 45f. C.). MRR 1, 536. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [I 2] P., Sex. Praetor in 77 BC, pr…

Salvianus

(171 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Letsch-Brunner, Silvia (Zürich)
Roman cognomen, extension of Salvius. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [1] S. of Massilia Christian theologian at Massilia, died after 465 (modern Marseille), probably born after AD 400 at Trier, evidence of his presence on the Lérins Islands, married, later ascetic, wrote the treatise Ad Ecclesiam (‘To the Church’; Pseudepigraphy [II]) after 435, exhortating all Christians to donate all inheritance for ascetic reasons for the work of the church. S. then lived at Marseille as a priest until his death (after c. 465), there composing De gubernatione Dei (‘The Government…

Pompilius

(148 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Schmidt, Peter L. (Constance)
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. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [1] P. Andronicus, M. Grammarian, 1st cent. BC According to Suet. Gram. 8, a 1st century BC grammarian and freedman from Syria; because of his Epicurean philosophical focus, he failed to establish himself in Rome and so moved to Cumae (Cyme [2]). His main work, a criticism of the Annales of Ennius [1] ( Annalium Enni Elenchi in 16 books), was published by …

Faustinus

(309 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Fuhrer, Therese (Zürich) | Markschies, Christoph (Berlin)
[German version] [1] see Faustulus See Faustulus. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [2] Wealthy friend of the poet Martial Wealthy friend of the poet Martial, who dedicated bks. 3 (3,2) and 4 (4,10) to him; he owned villae in Baiae (3,58), Tibur (4,57), Tarracina (10,51,8) and Trebula (5,71). PIR2 F 127. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [3] Governor, in AD 273, of the province of Belgica under Esuvius [1] Tetricus Governor, probably in AD 273, of the province of Belgica under Esuvius [1] Tetricus; according to Polemius Silvius (Chron. Min.…

Fannius

(762 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Kierdorf, Wilhelm (Cologne) | Eck, Werner (Cologne)
Plebeian nomen (Schulze 266; 424), attested historically from the beginning of the 2nd cent. BC. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) I. Republican period [German version] [I 1] F.M. f., C. Rom. senator and historian, partaker in the storming of Carthage Roman senator and historian (in Cic. Brut. 99 falsely differentiated from a relative). F. distinguished himself in 146 BC with Ti. Gracchus at the storming of Carthage (Plut. Gracchi 4,6), fought in 141 as tribunus militum in Spain (App. Ib. 287), was the son-in-law of C.  Laelius and heard  Panaetius (Cic. Brut. 100f.). In…

Tremelius

(425 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Schmitt, Tassilo (Bielefeld) | Fündling, Jörg (Bonn)
Roman nomen gentile (in the MSS very frequently Tremellius), attested from the 2nd. cent. BC onwards. The six generations of praetorian ancestors on whom T. [3] prided himself (Varro, Rust. 2,4,2) are quite believable. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [1] T., Cn. As tribune of the people, he successfully interceded in 168 BC against an extension of the term served by the censors (Liv. 45,15,9) who had passed him over in the lectio senatus . As praetor in 159 BC, he insulted the pontifex maximus who gave him a penalty ( multa ). A people's court confir…

Furnius

(230 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Will, Wolfgang (Bonn) | Eck, Werner (Cologne)
Plebeian family name, perhaps connected with Etruscan furnial (Schulze 217, with epigraphical evidence). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [1] F., C. People's tribune 50 BC, orator Like his son F. [2], a famous Roman orator ( Furnii ... clari oratores; Jer. Chron. ad annum 1980-81). People's tribune in 50 BC, legate in 44-43, praetor in 42 (?), envoy in 40 and 39, promagistrate in Asia in 36-35, c onsul designatus for 29 (MRR 2, 249, 331, 353, 359, 376, 389, 402, 408; 3, 97). At first, an admirer of the orator Cicero, he placed himself politically in …

Attius

(775 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Will, Wolfgang (Bonn) | Eck, Werner (Cologne)
Plebeian gentilicium, verifiable since the 2nd cent. BC, in the older form Atius, in the MSS often confused with Accius (on the origin and spread, Schulze 68; 423; 551; ThlL 2,1169-71). The gens first achieved prominence with  Atia, the mother of the emperor Augustus. Early imperial pseudo-genealogy therefore invented an ancestor Atys (Verg. Aen. 5,568 Atys, genus unde Atii duxere Latini). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) I. Republican era [German version] [I 1] A. Balbus, M. Grandfather of Augustus Brother-in-law of Caesar ( Iulia) and grandfather of Augustus ( Atia [1]). …

Balbinus

(357 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Birley, A. R. (Düsseldorf)
Roman cognomen (ThlL 2,1694f.; [1. 240]). Consuls with the epithet B.: L. Saenius B. (? 30 BC), P. Coelius B. Vibellius Pius (AD 137), L. Valerius Poblicola B. (AD 256). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [1] D.C. (Calvinus) B. = Imperator Caesar D.C. Calvinus B. Elected emperor by the Senate in 238 AD According to Zonaras, (12,17, not precise) 60 years old in the year AD 238, when he was elected emperor by the Senate, together with  Pupienus, who is always mentioned before him. Supposed descendant of the Gaditanian Cornelius Balbus (S…

Africanus

(177 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Nutton, Vivian (London) | Leppin, Hartmut (Hannover)
Originally the epithet of a victor, first assumed by P. Cornelius Scipio A. (Maior) after the victory over Carthage in 201 BC (Liv. 30,45,6), then assumed by his adoptive son P. Cornelius Scipio A. (Minor), cos. 147; later as surname also in other families [1]. In the imperial era surname of the emperors Gordian I and II, Justinian I and Flavius Mauricius. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [1] Greek doctor 2nd or 1st cent. BC Greek doctor of the 2nd or 1st cent. BC, who dedicated a few of his prescriptions to a king Antigonus [1]. Not to be confused with a…

Ap(p)uleius

(3,219 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Will, Wolfgang (Bonn) | Zimmerman, Maaike (Groningen)
Plebeian gentile name (on form and distribution [1], ThLL 2, 291). The poet  Apuleius [III, of Madaura] I. Republican period [German version] [I 1] A. Real-estate dealer (1st cent. BC) Late Republican real-estate dealer ( praediator) (Cic. Att. 5,11,16; 12,4,2; 12,17). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [I 2] A. Proscribed in 43 BC Proscribed in 43 BC but escaped (App. B Civ. 4,166). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography 1 Schulze, 427. [German version] [I 3] A., L. People's tribune in 391 BC People's tribune in 391 BC, whose complaint supposedly caused M…

Scaevola

(303 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Giaro, Tomasz (Frankfurt/Main)
Probably originally a Roman family name, recorded as a cognomen ('left-handed'), in the Republican period in the Mucii family (Mucius [I 2; 4-10; II 2]); for the legend of origin see Mucius [I 2]. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [1] Q. Cervidius S. Roman lawyer, 2nd cent. Roman lawyer, who under Marcus [2] Aurelius (AD 161-180) was a member of his consilium (SHA Aur. 11,10) and from AD 175 was praef. vigilum (CIL XIV 4502); he also remained active under Commodus and Septimius Severus (until c. AD 200) [5. 113 f.]. As a respondent with a practical bent he wrote Digesta

Longus

(1,122 words)

Author(s): Fusillo, Massimo (L'Aquila) | Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[German version] [1] Author of 'Daphnis and Chloe' (Λόγγος; Lóngos). We have no information about the person who wrote the most famous Greek novel, ‘Daphnis and Chloe’: the name L. in the MSS is typically Roman and frequently attested on Lesbos, the island where the action of the novel takes place, but Roman names were very common among Greeks in the Imperial period. Also as far as the dating of the work is concerned, we only have few indications which leave room for doubt. The refinement of the tale con…

Fufidius

(223 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Giaro, Tomasz (Frankfurt/Main)
Name of a plebeian family (further development of Fufius [1]), prominent in Arpinum, the home town of Cicero. [German version] [1] Rom. eques, 1st cent. BC Roman equestrian, in 57 BC creditor to Apollonia in Illyria (Cic. Pis. 86). Possibly identical with the F. from whom Cicero bought a country estate in Arpinum for his brother in 54 (Ad Q. fr. 3,1,3), who appointed Cicero joint heir in 47 (Att. 11,13,3) and whom Horace attacked as a profiteer (Sat. 1,2,12-22). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography Nicolet 2, 882f. [German version] [2] F., L. Propraetor 80 BC Allegedly ex-centurio (O…

Sacerdos

(465 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Rives, James B. (Toronto)
[German version] [1] Name Rare Roman cognomen (‘priest’), in the Republican period attested for the Licinii (Licinius [I 41]), in the Imperial period for Marius Plotius [II 5] Claudius S. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography Kajanto, Cognomina, 319. [German version] [2] Priest (plur. sacerdotes). The second part of the Latin word is derived from the Indo-European *dhe- (cf. Greek tithénai, Lat. facere, English do): a sacerdos was thus 'someone who performed sacra '. Sacerdotes became the umbrella term for all religious functionaries, but its meaning as a tech…

Afranius

(936 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Cologne) | Stärk, Ekkehard (Leipzig)
Plebeian tribe, from which senatorial representatives already emerged in the 2nd cent. BC. [German version] [1] L., homo novus, consul 60 BC L., homo novus, supporter of Pompey, distinguished himself as his legate 77-73 (?) BC in the war against Sertorius (Plut. Sert. 19,3 ff.); 72 (?) praetor, 71-67 (?) as proconsul in Spain (conquest of Calagurris, triumph). 66-62 legate in the war against Mithridates. With the support of Pompey, he became consul together with Q. Caecilius Metellus Celer in 60 BC. In 55, sent by Pomp…

Anicius

(1,157 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Cologne) | Leppin, Hartmut (Hannover)
Name of a family that came from Praeneste, which is documented there already in the Republican era. An Anician achieved the consulate in 160 BC (see [I 4]), but otherwise the tribe does not distinguish itself again in the Republic. In the imperial era, however, the gens blossomed; from the post-Diocletian era until the 4th cent. AD as an urban Roman family, and then, continued by the members of the female line, emerged as Christian aristocracy of great significance in the 5th cent [1]. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) I. Republican era [German version] [I 1] A., C. Senator (middle of the …

Optatus

(565 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Portmann, Werner (Berlin) | Wermelinger, Otto (Fribourg)
[German version] [1] Roman cognomen Roman cognomen (“child desired by parents”), very widespread in the Imperial period; equally commonly a slave name. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography 1 Kajanto, Cognomina, 75; 77; 296 2 H. Solin, Die stadtrömische Sklavennamen, vol. 1, 1994, 110-111. [German version] [2] Flavius O. Imperial grammar teacher, 4th cent. AD Grammar teacher of the son of the emperor Licinius [II 4]. Allegedly, because of his wife's beauty he had great influence under Constantine [1] the Great and was appointed consul b…

Gracchus

(182 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Liebermann, Wolf-Lüder (Bielefeld)
Roman cognomen probably of Etruscan origin, as a praenomen passed down for the Aequian king G. Cloelius in 458 BC (Liv. 3,25,5). As cognomen prominent in the family of the Sempronii, especially with the people's tribunes Ti. and C.  Sempronius Gracchus. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [1] Writer of Lat. tragedies Writer of Latin tragedies ( Thyestes, Atalanta, Peliades), only a short fragment of each is extant (for Inc. inc. fab. 120-124 2R see [4]); Ov. Pont. 4,16,31 names him together with L.  Varius Rufus in a catalogue of contemporary writers. This…

Perperna

(589 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Nadig, Peter C. (Duisburg)
Nomen gentile of an Etruscan family (or Perpenna on inscriptions ); the family must have received citizenship early: its rise to political power began with P. [2]. P. [3] was the first person with a non-Roman name to become consul, although he lost his citizenship in 126 BC. [German version] [1] P., C. Praetor no later than 91 BC, legate of consul P. Rutilius Lupus in 90 Probably brother of P. [4], praetor no later than 91 BC, was defeated in 90 as legate of consul P. Rutilius Lupus in the Civil War [3] (App. B Civ. 1,179; 183). MRR 2, 20; 29. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [2] P., M. L…

Varus

(229 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Bowie, Ewen (Oxford) | Graßl, Herbert (Salzburg)
[German version] [1] Roman cognomen Common Roman cognomen, initially an individual epithet ('bow-legged', cf. Plin. HN 11,254). Recorded for Alfenus [3; 5], Aternius, Licinius [I 46-47], Quinctilius [I 1-3; II 7-8], Vibius. The best known bearer was P. Quinctilius [II 7] V. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography Degrassi, FCap., 149 Id., FCIR, 271 Kajanto, Cognomina, 242. [German version] [2] Sophist from Perge, c. 150 (Οὔαρος/ Oúaros). Sophist from Perge, c. AD 150, from a noble family, presumably the Plancii (Plancius; cf. [1. 22; 2]). Son of one Callic…

Annia

(257 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Cologne) | Bartels, Jens (Bonn)
[German version] [1] Wife of L. Cornelius Cinna (1st half of 1st cent. BC) Wife of L. Cornelius Cinna († 84), then of M. Pupius Piso Frugi, cos. 61 BC (Vell. Pat. 2,41,2). Perhaps sister of A. [I 12] and daughter of C.  Annius [I 15] Rufus. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [2] A. Aurelia Galeria Lucilla see Lucilla Aug. Spouse of L. Verus  Lucilla Aug. Eck, Werner (Cologne) [German version] [2a] A. Fundania Faustina daughter of M. Annius [II 9] Libo, married to T. Pomponius Proculus Vitrasius [4] Pollio; executed under Commodus (AD 180-192, HA Comm. 7,7). PIR2 A 713. Eck, Werner…

Rubrius

(561 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Fündling, Jörg (Bonn) | Eck, Werner (Cologne)
Common nomen gentile in the late Republic and early Principate; its bearers are generally of little political importance (Schulze, 221; 462). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) I. Republican period [German version] [I 1] R., C. (?) People's tribune, 122 BC As people's tribune in 122 BC, he laid down a law concerning the foundation of the colony of Carthage by C. Sempronius Gracchus (Plut. C. Gracchus 10,2; mentioned as lex Rubria CIL I2 585, ch. 59; perhaps also mentioned in Sherk 16, l. 12). MRR 1,517; 3,182. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [I 2] R. Propraetor of Macedonia i…

Albinovanus

(212 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Richmond, John A. (Blackrock, VA)
Plebeian gentilicium. [German version] [1] P. (1st cent BC) P. (?), one of the accusers of P. Sestius 56 BC de vi (Cic. Vatin. 3,41). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [2] P. Legate 82 BC P., legate (?) of C. Norbanus in 82 BC (App. B Civ. 1,91). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [3] P., pontifex minor (middle of 1st cent. BC) P., pontifex minor before 69 BC until after 57 (MRR 2,71; 135; 3,14) identical with [1] or [2] ? Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [4] Celsus, private secretary of the young  Tiberius Celsus, private secretary ( comes scribaque) of th…

Hortensius

(1,235 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Frigo, Thomas (Bonn) | Calboli, Gualtiero (Bologna)
Name of a Roman plebeian family, probably derived not from hortus but from the place names Hortense, Hortenses [1. 660; 2. 175; 177; 534]. The first definitely attested bearer of the name is H. [4], the most prominent member the orator H. [7]. Family tree: [3. 75]. [German version] [1] H., L. Praetor 170 BC As praetor in 170 BC commanded the fleet in the third Macedonian War (honours in Athens: IG II2 907, and Delos: IDélos III 461 Aa 83). He conquered Abdera, sold its population into slavery, and oppressed Chalcis, but had to rescind his orders by instruction o…

Arrius

(618 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Will, Wolfgang (Bonn) | Eck, Werner (Cologne)
Latin gentile name of Italian origin. I. Republic [German version] [I 1] A. (1st half of 1st cent. BC) Made fun of by Catull (Carm. 84) due to affected pronunciation. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [I 2] A., C. Neighbour of Cicero Neighbour of Cicero at his Formianum (Cic. Att. 2.14.2; 15.3). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [I 3] A., L. City praetor of Cales City praetor of Cales (ILLRP 560). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [I 4] A., Q. Praetor in 73 BC Praetor in 73 BC [1]. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography 1 Schulze, 422-423. …

Pythodorus

(519 words)

Author(s): Schmitz, Winfried (Bielefeld) | Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Bartels, Jens (Bonn)
(Πυθόδωρος/ Pythódōros). [German version] [1] Athenian, paved the way (in 411BC) for the oligarchic constitution of the 400 Athenian who, according to [Aristot.] Ath. Pol. 29,1-2 (cf. Thuc. 8,67,1), in 411 BC made a motion in the public assembly to elect a further 20 'preliminary counselors' ( próbouloi) to draw up proposals for saving the state. He thus paved the way for the oligarchic constitution of the 400 ( tetrakósioi ). Diog. Laert. 9,54 (= Diels/Kranz 80 A 1) names him as the prosecutor of Protagoras [1]. P. may be identical with the …

Annius

(2,226 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Will, Wolfgang (Bonn) | Eck, Werner (Cologne)
Latin, in Rome a plebeian gentilicium, which also occurs in Etruscan and Oscan inscriptions [1]. The Etruscan king Anius, after whom the  Anio was supposedly named (Plut. Mor. 315E-F), is a scholarly invention. In Rome Annii were active from the 3rd cent. BC in public life, produced in the 2nd cent. from the family of the Lusci two consuls and were notorious in the 1st cent. because of T.  A. [14] Milo. In the imperial era the name is widespread, various families are present (e.g. cognomina: Bas…

Deductio

(345 words)

Author(s): Paulus, Christoph Georg (Berlin) | Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[German version] [1] Legal term There are many different senses of deductio in specialized legal language: in civil case-law the expression in iudicium deducere usually indicates the transition of the dispute to the judgement stage, and so approximately corresponds to the modern concept of pendency. Deductio in domum is the ceremonial introduction of a wife into her husband's house (Dig. 23,2,5). A further frequent use of deductio is to denote the ‘deduction’ of specific components of a debt owed to a provider of services: for example the deduction of costs (D…

Lupus

(214 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Richmond, John A. (Blackrock, VA)
[German version] [1] Roman proper name Rare Roman proper name (‘Wolf’) [3. 115], quite common as a cognomen, in the Republican period of L. Cornelius [I 51] Lentulus L. ( cos. in 16 BC) and more widespread among the Rutilii in the Imperial period. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography 1 Degrassi, FCIR, 257 2 Kajanto, Cognomina, 327 3 Schulze. [German version] [2] Poet Is named by Ovid (Pont. 4,16,26) as the author of a poem about the return of Menelaus [1] and Helene [1] from Troy. It may be that L. is identical with the orator P. Rutilius Lupus or …

Aelia

(294 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Cologne) | Leppin, Hartmut (Hannover)
[German version] [1] Second wife of Sulla Second wife of Sulla (Plut. Sull. 6,20). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [2] Galla Wife of one Postumus (Augustan period) Wife of one Postumus = ? C. Propertius Postumus, Prop. 3,12,38; related to members of the senatorial Aelii of the Augustan period [1; 2]. Eck, Werner (Cologne) [German version] [3] Paetina, second wife of  Claudius Ae. Paetina. Probably daughter of Sex. Aelius Catus; second wife of  Claudius, who separated from her (Suet. Claud. 26,2). They had a daughter  Antonia [5].  Narcissus …

Trebius

(110 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Schmitt, Tassilo (Bielefeld) | Fündling, Jörg (Bonn)
Oscan/Italian praenomen (usual abbreviation in Lat. inscriptions Tr.), later also a Roman gens name, recorded from the 1st cent. BC onwards. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [1] T., Statius Supposed to have handed his home city of Compsa over to Hannibal [4] in 216 BC (Liv. 23,1,1-3; Zon. 9,2,7). Punic Wars (II) Schmitt, Tassilo (Bielefeld) Bibliography J. von Ungern-Sternberg, Capua im Zweiten Punischen Krieg, 1975, 69. [German version] [2] T. Gallus, M. Roman equestrian, Caesar's prefect or tribune in Gaul, who demanded grain from the Coriosolites (…

Atilius

(2,546 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Blänsdorf, Jürgen (Mainz) | Eck, Werner (Cologne)
Widespread plebeian gentilicium, verifiable since the 5th cent. BC, alternative form Ateilius, Greek Ἀτείλος, Ἀτίλλιος ( Ateílos, Atíllios; Schulze 151; 440; ThlL 2,1172f.). A M.A. under Tarquinius Priscus (Dion. Hal. Ant. Rom. 4,62,4) is fictional. The most important families are in the 3rd cent. BC the Atilii Reguli, in the 2nd and 1st cents. the Sarani (in the newer form Serrani). In the imperial era the significance of the bearers of this name declines in public life.   Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) I. Republic [German version] [I 1] Author of  palliata, 2nd cent. BC Author of  palli…

Manius

(225 words)

Author(s): Rix, Helmut (Freiburg) | Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Fündling, Jörg (Bonn)
Rare Roman praenomen , principally used by the patrician families Aemilii, Sergii and Valerii and by the plebeian Acilii, most often in Upper Italy (rarely nomen gentile: ILS 6230 and M. [I 2] below), acronym: a five-stroked M (, , in print M'.). Two alternatives for the name's origin have been proposed since antiquity: derivation from mane ‘in the morning’ (Varro, Ling. 6,60; Fest. 135 L.; Liber de Praenominibus 5: ‘one born in the morning’) or from manus ‘good’ i.e. from the di manes , euphemistically the ‘good gods’ (Zos. 2,3,2). Neither of the two has yet been convincingly argued. Rix, H…

Numisius

(590 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Müller, Christian (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Cologne)
Rare Roman nomen gentile (epigraphically Numesius, ILS 9231). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) I. Republican era [German version] [I 1] One of the praetors of the Latin league in 340 BC One of the two chief magistrates ( praetores) of the Latin League, who, with his colleague L. Annius [I 3], attempted to enforce perfect equality between the Latins and the Romans in 340 BC, firstly through negotiations and then by means of war; he also continued the war after the defeat of the Latins on Mt. Vesuvius (Liv. 8,3,9; 11,5-12). Müller, Christian (Bochum) [German version] [I 2] N. (?) Nucula Membe…

Turpilius

(289 words)

Author(s): Schmidt, Peter Lebrecht | Eck, Werner (Cologne) | Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[German version] [1] Comic poet, 2nd cent. BC Roman comic poet in the palliata genre, younger contemporary of Terentius [III 1], died according to Hier. Chron. p. 148 Helm 104 BC. Fragments survive of 13 plays with uniformly Greek titles; his main source was Menander [4]. With Caecilius [III 6] and Terence, who was dramaturgically close to him, T. represents the increasingly Hellenizing and Classicizing development of palliata, whereas multiplicity of metre and colour of language separate him from the stylistic purity of Terence and rather link him to Plaut…

Nepos

(785 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eigler, Ulrich (Zürich) | Leppin, Hartmut (Hannover)
[German version] [1] Roman cognomen, epithet of Q. Caecilius Metellus N. and his son Roman cognomen (‘grandson’) to distinguish a boy from his father and grandfather of the same name. Epithet of Q. Caecilius [I 28] Metellus N. and his homonymous son [I 29]. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography Kajanto, Cognomina, 79; 304. [German version] [2] Cornelius N. Biographer and historian, 1st cent. BC ( c. 100-24 BC) represents the dynamic of intellectual culture in Rome during the 1st cent. BC. He hailed from the Transpadana region and was an equestrian. N. …

Tarquitius

(422 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Haase, Mareile (Toronto) | Eck, Werner (Cologne)
Roman nomen gentile of Etruscan origin (in Antiquity probably seen as a variant of Tarquinius , cf. Fest. 496). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) I. Republican period [German version] [I 1] T. Priscus Technical author, 1st cent. BC? Latin writer perhaps of the 1st cent. BC (cf. Verg. Catal. 5,3); mentioned in Macrobius [1] (Sat. 3,20,3; 5. cent. BC) as the author of an ostentarium arborarium (Etrusci, Etruria III with ill. on Etrusca disciplina), probably an ordered and annotated list of trees and shrubs ( arbores) of significance in divination. T. may also be meant in Plin. HN 2; …

Sestius

(572 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Müller, Christian (Bochum) | Bartels, Jens (Bonn)
Roman nomen gentile, sometimes confused with Sextius. The family surfaced as patrician with S. [1] and [5] in the mid 5th cent. BC. In the late Republic, it had only (politically insignificant) plebeian members. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [1] S., L. In order to illustrate the just administration of the first collegium of decemviri , especially the justice of C. Iulius [I 13] Iullus, Livy (3,33,9 f.) and Cicero (Rep. 2,61) tell the anecdote that after a corpse was found buried in the house of S., Iulius - who,…

Trebatius

(265 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Giaro, Tomasz (Frankfurt/Main)
Roman family name, probably derived from a place name (Treba, Trebula), very common in the Imperial Period. [German version] [1] Samnite leader in the Social Wars, c. 100 BC Leader ( praetor) of the Samnites in the Social Wars [3], he was defeated in 89 BC by C. Cosconius [I 1] on the Aufidus and escaped to Canusium (App. Civ. 1,228). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [2] T. Testa, C. Roman lawyer, 1st cent. BC Roman jurist ( c. 84 BC until after AD 4), pupil of Q. Cornelius Maximus (Dig. 1,2,2,45) and teacher of  Antistius [II 3] Labeo (Dig. 1,2,2,47). He wa…

Opimius

(381 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Bringmann, Klaus (Frankfurt/Main)
Roman family name (in inscriptions also Opeimius), possibly derived from the (undocumented) cognomen Opimus (cf. Quint. Decl. 302). The family gained notoriety through O. [1] in the 2nd cent. BC, but in the 1st cent. BC no longer played a role in politics. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [1] O., L. Consul in 121 BC, declared opponent of the Gracchi In 125 BC, he was praetor urbanus and destroyed the rebellious town of Fregellae, which had risen up against Rome after M. Fulvius [I 9] Flaccus's initiative to give Roman citizenship to the Italic all…

Caecilia

(562 words)

Author(s): Strothmann, Meret (Bochum) | Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Stegmann, Helena (Bonn)
[German version] [1] C. Gaia Wife of Tarquinius Priscus Wife of  Tarquinius Priscus (Fest. p. 276); in Plin. HN 8,194 and Paul. Fest. s.v. G.C. p. 85 L., her name is  Tanaquil (refer [1]). Her name links her to the goddess Gaia and thus with wedding rites. For the connection with the ager Tarquiniorum cf. Liv. 2,5; Dion. Hal. Ant. Rom. 5,13,2-4, with the river god Tiber [2. 378-83]. For the name C. [2. 382]. Strothmann, Meret (Bochum) Bibliography 1 R. Thomsen, King Servius Tullius, 1980, Index s.v. Tanaquil 2 A. Momigliano, Roma Arcaica, 1989, 371-83 (with all sources). …

Perperna

(546 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Nadig, Peter C. (Duisburg)
Etr. Gentilname (inschr. Form auch Perpenna); die Familie muß schon früh röm. Bürgerrecht erh. haben: mit P. [2] beginnt ihr polit. Aufstieg, P. [3] ist der erste Träger eines nichtröm. Namens, der Consul wurde, auch wenn man ihm 126 v.Chr. das Bürgerrecht wieder aberkannte. [English version] [1] P., C. Praetor spätestens 91 v. Chr., 90 Legat des Consuls P. Rutilius Lupus Verm. Bruder von P. [4], Praetor spätestens 91 v.Chr., wurde 90 als Legat des Consuls P. Rutilius Lupus im Bundesgenossenkrieg [3] geschlagen (App. civ. 1,179; 183). MRR 2, 20; 29. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) …

Albinovanus

(215 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Richmond, John A. (Blackrock, VA)
Plebeischer Gentilname. [English version] [1] P. P. (1. Jh. v. Chr.) (?), einer der Ankläger des P. Sestius 56 v. Chr. de vi (Cic. Vatin. 3,41). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [English version] [2] P. P., Legat 82 v. Chr. Legat (?) des C. Norbanus 82 v. Chr. (App. civ. 1,91). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [English version] [3] P. P., Pontifex minor (Mitte 1. Jh. v. Chr.) Pontifex minor vor 69 v. Chr. bis nach 57 (MRR 2,71; 135; 3,14) - identisch mit [1] oder [2] ? Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [English version] [4] A. Celsus Privatsekretär des jungen Tiberius, 1. Jh. v. Chr. Privatsekretär ( comes s…

Optatus

(514 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Portmann, Werner (Berlin) | Wermelinger, Otto (Fribourg)
[English version] [1] Röm. Cognomen Röm. Cognomen (“der von den Eltern erwünschte Nachkomme”), in der Kaiserzeit weit verbreitet; ebenso häufiger Sklavenname. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography 1 Kajanto, Cognomina, 75; 77; 296 2 H. Solin, Die stadtröm. Sklavennamen, Bd. 1, 1994, 110-111. [English version] [2] Flavius O. kaiserlicher Grammatiklehrer, 4. Jh. Erzog als Grammatiklehrer den Sohn des Kaisers Licinius [II 4]. Angeblich besaß er wegen der Schönheit seiner Frau hohen Einfluß unter Constantinus [1] d.Gr. und wurde von diese…

Piso

(128 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Albiani, Maria Grazia (Bologna)
[German version] [1] Roman cognomen Roman cognomen (derived in popular etymology from pisere, 'trample', Plin. HN 18,10), hereditary within the family of the Calpurnii (Calpurnius [I 8-23; II 12-24]) and transferred to the Pupii (Pupius); in many other families in the Imperial Period. Also the name of an Aquitanian prince who fell fighting for Caesar in 55 BC (Caes. B Gall. 4,12,3-6); his father or grandfather may have taken the name from L. Calpurnius [I 17] P. ( cos. 112 BC). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography Degrassi, FCIR, 262. [German version] [2] Epigrammatist Otherwise…

Drusus

(1,031 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Will, Wolfgang (Bonn) | Eck, Werner (Cologne)
Initially cognomen in the gens  Livia (ThlL, Onom. 3,256-260). According to Suet. Tib. 3,2, an otherwise unknown Livius (in the 3rd cent. BC) assumed the epithet, after he had won a duel with the Celtic leader Drausus, and passed it on to his family. Through  Livia's first marriage, with Ti. Claudius [I 19] Nero, the cognomen passed into the Claudian branch of the domus Augusta through her son Nero Claudius [II 24] (D. Maior), brother of the second Princeps  Tiberius; D. appears in the name of the son of D. Maior,  Germanicus, of the latter's son D. [II 2], …

Mamilius

(656 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Müller, Christian (Bochum) | Schmitt, Tassilo (Bielefeld)
Latin name of an ancient dynasty from Tusculum (in manuscripts frequently confused with Manilius and Manlius). Because the city was considered a foundation of Telegonus, the son of Odysseus and Circe, the Mamilii, from the early 2nd cent. BC at the latest, traced their lineage to Odysseus, via Mamilia, the daughter of Telegonus (coins: RRC 149; 362; in literature, from the Augustan period: Fest. 116f. L; Liv. 1,49,9; Dion. Hal. Ant. Rom. 4,45,1). In the 5th cent. BC, with M. [I 1] the family was accepted in Ro…

Norbanus

(761 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Frigo, Thomas (Bonn) | Eck, Werner (Cologne)
Roman family name, probably derived from the Latin city of Norba [1] (‘man from Norba’). The family first attained Roman citizenship with N. [I 1], owing its advancement to Caesar and Augustus, and then disappeared. In the Imperial period N. was also a cognomen. I. Republican period [German version] [I 1] N., C. Praetor 89 BC, homo novus Novus homo of non-Roman descent (the nomen gentile indicates origins from Norba [1]). As people's tribune in 103 BC and follower of L. Appuleius [I 11] Saturninus, he brought a case against C. Servilius Caepio ( cos. 106) over the defeat at Arausio in …

Cestius

(634 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Strothmann, Meret (Bochum) | Calboli, Gualtiero (Bologna)
Plebeian family name, attested since the 1st cent. BC; also occurred in Praeneste (ThlL, Onom. 354f); the family is politically insignificant [2]. I. Republican period [German version] [I 1] C. Architect in the late republican period Architect of the pons Cestius between the right bank of the Tiber and Tiber Island, probably during the late republican period; otherwise unknown. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [I 2] C., C. Praetor (?) 44 BC Praetor (?) 44 BC; probably proscribed by Antonius in 43. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [I 3] C., L. Praetor and …

Coponius

(273 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Neudecker, Richard (Rome) | Eck, Werner (Cologne)
Roman family name (Schulze, 168, 276, A.7; ThlL, Onom. 2, 587), related to copo ‘innkeeper’ in popular etymology (Mart. 3,59), attested since the 1st cent. BC. [German version] [1] C., C. Praetor under Pompey 49 BC Cicero praised him and his brother T.C. as adulescentes in 56 BC (Balb. 53; Cael. 24). In 53 BC, he was praefectus in Syria, in 49 BC, praetor and mint master under Pompey (RRC 444), and in 48, as propraetor, he lost his fleet in a storm at sea. He is probably identical to the C. who was proscribed in 43 and who owed his life to his wife's …

Nero

(1,990 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Cologne) | Eder, Walter (Berlin)
Hereditary cognomen in the younger line of the Claudii family (Claudius; from the 2nd half of the 3rd cent. BC); according to ancient etymology of Sabine origin, meaning ‘brave’ (Suet. Tib. 1.2; Gell. NA 13.23.7f., etc.). With Livia's children [2] from her first marriage with Ti. Claudius [I 19] Nero - the later princeps Tiberius and N. Claudius [II 24] Drusus (the Elder) - the name passed into the Julio-Claudian imperial house (stemma: Augustus). Whereas Tiberius retained N. as an epithet, his brother bore it as praenomen, as did their sons Drusus [II 1] (the Younger) and…

Salvianus

(166 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Letsch-Brunner, Silvia (Zürich)
Röm. Cogn., Weiterbildung von Salvius. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [English version] [1] S. von Massilia christl. Theologe in Massilia, gest. nach 465 (h. Marseille), wohl ca. 400 n. Chr. in Trier geboren, auf der Insel Lérins nachweisbar, verheiratet, dann asketisch lebend, verfaßte nach 435 die Schrift Ad Ecclesiam (‘An die Kirche; Pseudepigraphie [II.]) mit der Aufforderung an alle Christen, aus asketischen Gründen jedes Erbe für die Arbeit der Kirche zu stiften. S. lebte dann als Priester bis zu seinem Tode (nach ca. 465) in Marseille, wo er ca. 439 De gubernatione Dei (‘Gottes …

Coponius

(236 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Neudecker, Richard (Rom) | Eck, Werner (Köln)
Römischer Famlienname (Schulze, 168, 276, A.7; ThlL, Onom. 2, 587), volksetym. mit copo “Wirt” verbunden (Mart. 3,59), seit dem 1. Jh.v.Chr. bezeugt. [English version] [1] C., C. Praetor unter Pompeius 49 v. Chr. Er und sein Bruder T.C. wurden 56 v.Chr. von Cicero als adulescentes lobend hervorgehoben (Balb. 53; Cael. 24); er war 53 praefectus in Syria, unter Pompeius 49 Praetor und Münzmeister (RRC 444), und verlor 48 als Propraetor seine Flotte im Seesturm. Wohl identisch mit dem 43 proskribierten C., der sein Leben dem Gnadengesuch seiner Frau a…

Hortensius

(1,137 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Frigo, Thomas (Bonn) | Calboli, Gualtiero (Bologna)
Name einer röm. plebeischen Familie, wohl nicht abgeleitet von hortus, sondern von Ortsnamen Hortense, Hortenses [1. 660; 2. 175; 177; 534]. Der erste sicher bezeugte Namensträger ist H. [4], prominentester Angehöriger der Redner H. [7]. Stammbaum: [3. 75]. [English version] [1] H., L. Praetor 170 v. Chr. Führte 170 v.Chr. als Praetor das Kommando über die Flotte im 3. Maked. Krieg (Ehrungen in Athen: IG II2 907, und Delos: IDélos III 461 Aa 83). Er eroberte Abdera, verkaufte dessen Bevölkerung in die Sklaverei und drangsalierte Chalkis, mußte aber auf We…
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