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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.

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…

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…

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…

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 (

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…

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…

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. …

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 stilistischen Fragen) in Scholien-Lit. und in Etymologika einging. Nach schol. Hom. Il. 12,175 wandte sich P. gegen Athetesen des Aristarchos [4]. Der Versuch von [1. 94ff.], ihm daher neben den elf P. namentlich erwähnenden weitere gegen Aristarchos gerichtete, anon. Homer-Scholien zuzuweisen, überzeugt nicht [2. 269 (376)]. Um einen Sophokles-Komm. des P. zu postulieren, reicht das Zitat P.' in schol. Soph. Ai. 408 kaum, da es a…

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). Dies…

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) …

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] …

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

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…

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…

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…

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). …

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…

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…

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 (…

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 …

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…

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; …

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…

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…

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…

Coelius

(801 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Kierdorf, Wilhelm (Köln) | Eck, Werner (Köln)
Plebeischer Gentilname, auch Coilius, in der handschriftlichen Überlieferung häufig mit Caelius verwechselt (Schulze 155; ThlL, Onom. 2, 523-525). Namensträger sind seit dem 2. Jh.v.Chr. bezeugt, meist zur Tribus Aemilia gehörig. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) I. Republikanische Zeit [English version] [I 1] C. Antipater, L. röm. Geschichtsschreiber, 2. Jh. v. Chr. Vielleicht Bruder des Senators C. Coelius C.f. [1; 2. 16], hochgebildeter Kenner des Rechts und der Beredsamkeit (Cic. Brut. 102; Dig. 1,2,2,40), galt als Lehrer und Freund des Redners…

Fufidius

(204 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Giaro, Tomasz (Frankfurt/Main)
Name einer plebeischen Familie (Weiterbildung von Fufius [1]), prominent in Arpinum, der Heimat Ciceros. [English version] [1] Röm. Ritter, 1. Jh. v. Chr. Röm. Ritter, 57 v.Chr. Kreditgeber an Apollonia in Illyrien (Cic. Pis. 86). Vielleicht identisch mit dem F., von dem Cicero 54 für seinen Bruder in Arpinum ein Landgut kaufte (ad Q. fr. 3,1,3), der Cicero 47 zum Miterben einsetzte (Att. 11,13,3) und den Horaz als Wucherer anprangerte (sat. 1,2,12-22). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography Nicolet 2, 882f. [English version] [2] F., L. Propraetor 80 v.Chr. angeblich Ex-Centur…

Attius

(712 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Will, Wolfgang (Bonn) | Eck, Werner (Köln)
Plebeischer Gentilname, bezeugt seit dem 2.Jh. v.Chr., in der älteren Form Atius, in den Hss. häufig mit Accius verwechselt (zu Herkunft und Verbreitung Schulze 68; 423; 551; ThlL 2,1169-71). Prominenz erlangte die gens erst mit Atia, der Mutter des Kaisers Augustus. Frühkaiserzeitliche Pseudogenealogie erfand deshalb einen Ahnherrn Atys (Verg. Aen. 5,568 Atys, genus unde Atii duxere Latini). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) I. Republikanische Zeit [English version] [I 1] A. Balbus, M. Großvater des Augustus Schwager Caesars (Iulia) und Großvater des Augustus (Atia [1])…
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