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Kinderkaiser

(184 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[English version] K. (nach lat. principes pueri, SHA Tac. 6,5; Sidon. carm. 7, 533) bezeichnet seit Hartke [1] die Angehörigen der Valentinianisch-Theodosianischen Dyn. (Stammbaum s. Theodosius), die als ein- bis achtjährige Knaben auf den Thron gelangten: die Söhne Valentinianus' I., Gratianus [2] (geb. 359 n.Chr.; Augustus 367) und Valentinianus II. (geb. 371; Augustus 375); die Söhne des Theodosius I., Arcadius (geb. 377; Augustus 383) und Honorius (geb. 384; Augustus 393) sowie seine Enkel Theodos…

Denter

(25 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[English version] Cognomen (vgl. Dentatus) bei den Caecilii [I 25] und M. Livius D. (cos. 302 v.Chr.). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography Kajanto, Cognomina 224.

Tadius

(66 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig
[English version] Ital. Familienname, inschr. auch Taddius. Lit. in republikanischer Zeit sind nur der Geschäftsmann und Legat des C. Verres auf Sizilien 73-71 v. Chr., P. T. (Cic. Verr. 2,2,49; 2,5,63) - vielleicht identisch mit dem Bekannten des T. Pomponius [I 5] Atticus (Cic. Att. 1,5,6; 1,8,1) - und sein Verwandter (Bruder?) Q. T., der ebenfalls mit Verres Geschäfte machte (Cic. Verr. 2,1,128; 2,1,130; 2,4,31), bezeugt. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig

Rufillus

(44 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[English version] Röm. Cogn., als Koseform von Rufinus nicht realer Name (so bei Hor. sat. 1,2,26 f.; vgl. 1,4,92 für einen überkultivierten “Dandy”). Rufilla war der Name einer angeblichen Geliebten Octavians (Augustus) (Suet. Aug. 69,2). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography Kajanto, Cognomina, 27; 229.

Merenda

(39 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[English version] [1] Cognomen des M. Antonius [I 13] und bei den Cornelii Cognomen des M. Antonius [I 13] und in der Familie der Cornelii. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography Kajanto, Cognomina, 340. [English version] [2] s. Mahlzeiten s. Mahlzeiten

Quirinalis

(26 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[English version] Röm. Cogn., vom Wohnsitz auf dem Mons Quirinalis, erscheint erst in der Kaiserzeit. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography 1 Degrassi, FCIR, 265 2 Kajanto, Cognomina, 184.

Longus

(29 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[English version] Weitverbreitetes röm. Cognomen, uspr. wohl zur Bezeichnung einer körperlichen Besonderheit ( longus, “groß”; Quint. inst. 1,4,25; 6,38). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography 1 Degrassi, FCIR, 146 2 Kajanto, Cognomina, 230.

Glaucia

(35 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[English version] Röm. Cognomen (die Gleichsetzung mit dem griech. Eigennamen Γλαυκίας ist umstritten, [1]) in der Familie der Servilii (bekannt ist der Praetor 100 v.Chr. C. Servilius G.). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography 1 Schulze 343.

Tubero

(17 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig
[English version] Röm. Cognomen (von tuber, “Geschwür”), Aelius [I 12-18]. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig Bibliography Kajanto, Cognomina, 119; 246.

Ravilla

(20 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[English version] Röm. Cogn. (“grauäugig”), Beiname des L. Cassius [I 17] Longinus R. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography Kajanto, Cognomina, 228.

Fonteia

(21 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[English version] Vestalin vor 91 bis nach 68 v.Chr., Schwester von Fonteius [I 2] (Cic. Font. 46-49). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)

Dexter

(26 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[English version] Weit verbreitetes röm. Cognomen in den Familien Afranius, Calpurnius, Cassius, Cestius, Claudius, Cornelius, Domitius, Egnatius, Nummius, Pomponius, Subrius, Turpilius. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)

Apustius

(122 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
Plebeischer Gentilname wohl etr. Herkunft [1], inschr. bis in die Kaiserzeit bezeugt (ThLL 2,294). [English version] [1] L. Legat 215 v. Chr. Legat 215 v. Chr. (Liv. 23,18,9; 11). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [English version] [2] P. Gesandter 161 v. Chr. 161 v. Chr. Gesandter mit Cn. Cornelius Lentulus an Ptolemaios VII. Physkon (Pol. 31,20,4). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [English version] [3] Fullo, L. Cos. 226 v. Chr. cos. 226 v. Chr. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [English version] [4] Fullo, L. Praetor urbanus 196 v. Chr. wahrscheinlich Sohn von Nr. 3, Aedil 201 v. Chr., 2…

Plancus

(27 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[English version] Röm. Cognomen ("breitfüßig"), erblich in der Familie der Munatii (Munatius [I 2-5], [II 6]); weibl. Form Plancina (Munatia Plancina). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography Kajanto, Cognomina, 241.

Martha

(67 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[English version] Syrische Wahrsagerin, die 105 v.Chr. nach Rom kam und - trotz Betätigungsverbots durch den Senat - durch ihre richtigen Voraussagen des Ausgangs von Gladiatorenkämpfen Zugang zu hochgestellten Adligen fand. Iulia [1] sandte sie 102 zu ihrem Mann C. Marius [I 1] nach Gallien, wo sie zur Hebung der Kampfmoral der röm. Truppen gegen die Germanen beitrug (Plut. Marius 17,2-5 nach Poseidonios). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)

Laeca

(19 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[English version] Röm. Cognomen vielleicht etr. Herkunft in der Familie der Porcii. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography Schulze, 358.

Vitellius

(1,820 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig | Eck, Werner
Röm. Gentilname, in der Form Vitellia auch ON, Deminutivbildung von Vitulus (so [1]). Die Nachr. über die frühe Familiengesch. bei Suet. Vit. 1,1-3 sind fiktiv. I. Republikanische Zeit [English version] [I 1] Bezeugt ist der Name erst in spätrepublikanischer Zeit. Erfunden sind deshalb die Vitellii fratres, die mit den Aquilii fratres (Aquillius [I 1]) nach annalistischer Überl. 509 v. Chr. die junge Republik stürzen wollten (Liv. 2,4,1-3; Plut. Publicola 3,4); ebenso erfunden die Frau des Republikgründers L. Iunius [I 4] Brutus, Vitellia (Suet. Vit. 1,2). Elvers, Karl-Ludwi…

Varus

(164 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig | Graßl, Herbert
[English version] [1] röm. Cognomen Häufiges röm. Cognomen, zunächst Individualbeiname (“der Krummbeinige”, vgl. Plin. nat. 11,254). Bezeugt für Alfenus [3; 5], Aternius, Licinius [I 46-47], Quinctilius [I 1-3; II 7-8], Vibius. Bekanntester Namensträger ist P. Quinctilius [II 7] V. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig Bibliography Degrassi, FCap., 149  Ders., FCIR, 271  Kajanto, Cognomina, 242. [2] aus Perge. Sophist, um ca. 150 n. Chr. Sophist aus Perge, s. Varos Graßl, Herbert [English version] [3] Fluss im gallisch-ital. Grenzgebiet (Οὐᾶρος, h. Var). Fluß im gallisch-ital. Gren…

Saufeius

(129 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig | Bartels, Jens
Ital. Gentilname. Die Familie stammt aus der alten lokalen Aristokratie von Praeneste (CIL I2 279-290; 1467-1471; 2439) und ist in Rom selbst und als Händler auf Delos seit E. des 2. Jh. v. Chr. bezeugt (RRC 204). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig [English version] [1] S., L. Erscheint 67-44 v. Chr. in Ciceros Briefen als Epikureer (Cic. Att. 7,2,4) und Freund des Pomponius [I 5] Atticus (Cic. Att. 7,1,1). 43 rettete dieser den S., der wegen seines Reichtums proskribiert worden war (Nep. Att. 12,3). Bartels, Jens [English version] [2] S., M. Führte am 18. Jan. 52 v. Chr. die Gefolgsleute de…

Scaevola

(281 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig | Giaro, Tomasz
Urspr. wohl röm. Familienname, bezeugt als Cogn. (“Linkshänder”), in republikanischer Zeit in der Familie der Mucii (Mucius [I 2; 4-10; II 2]); zur Entstehungslegende s. Mucius [I 2]. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig [English version] [1] Q. Cervidius S. röm. Jurist, 2. Jh. Röm. Jurist, der unter Marcus [2] Aurelius (161-180 n. Chr.) Mitglied in dessen consilium (SHA Aur. 11,10) und seit 175 n. Chr. praef. vigilum (CIL XIV 4502) war; er blieb auch unter Commodus und Septimius Severus (bis um 200 n. Chr.) tätig [5. 113 f.]. Als praktisch ausgerichteter Respondent schrieb er Digesta

Taurus

(271 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig | Portmann, Werner
[English version] [1] röm. Cognomen Röm. Cogn. (“Stier”); in republikanischer Zeit in der Familie der Statilii, in der Kaiserzeit auch bei den Flavii, Petronii, Rutilii. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig Bibliography Degrassi, FCap., 149  Ders., FCIR, 270  Kajanto, Cognomina, 86; 329. [English version] [2] Flavius T. Stieg aus niedrigen Verhältnissen unter Constantius [2] II. in hohe Positionen auf; zunächst notarius (Lib. or. 42,24 f.), 345 n. Chr. comes (Athan. hist. Ar. 22), dann quaestor sacri palatii (besuchte 354 Armenia: Amm. 14,11,14), 354/5 patricius (vgl. AE 1934,159), 355-361 pr…

Trebatius

(228 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig | Giaro, Tomasz
Röm. Familienname, wohl abgeleitet von einem Ortsnamen (Treba, Trebula), kaiserzeitlich sehr häufig. [English version] [1] Samnitenführer im Bundesgenossenkrieg, um 100 v. Chr. Führer ( praetor) der Samniten im Bundesgenossenkrieg [3], wurde 89 v. Chr. von C. Cosconius [I 1] am Aufidus geschlagen und entkam nach Canusium (App. civ. 1,228). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig [English version] [2] T. Testa, C. röm. Jurist, 1. Jh. v. Chr. Röm. Jurist (um 84 v. Chr. bis nach 4 n. Chr.), Schüler des Q. Cornelius Maximus (Dig. 1,2,2,45) und Lehrer des Antistius [II 3] Labeo (…

Vibullius

(364 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig | Eck, Werner
Seltener röm. Gentilname möglicherweise etr. Herkunft (Schulze, 405). I. Republikanische Zeit [English version] [I 1] V. Rufus, L. Anhänger und enger Vertrauter des Cn. Pompeius [I 3] Magnus, seit spätestens 49 v. Chr. sein praefectus [8] fabrum. 56 wurde er zu Cicero entsandt, um dessen Widerstand gegen die Landverteilung Caesars in Campania zu unterbinden (Cic. fam. 1,9,10); 54 war er als Kurier bei Caesar (Cic. ad Q. fr. 3,1,18). Bei Ausbruch des Bürgerkrieges 49 wurde er nach Picenum gesandt, um für Pompeius Truppen auszuhe…

Fadius

(140 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Cologne)
Roman nomen gentile, attested to from the 1st cent. BC (Schulze, 132; 516). I. Republican period [German version] [1] F., T. Quaestor in 63 BC; in 57 as plebeian tribune he supported the recall of Cicero (Cic. P. Red. Sen. 21; Ad Q. Fr. 1,4,3; Att. 3,23,4). In 52 he was exiled for unknown reasons (Cic. Fam. 5,18). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography Syme, RP 2, 594 (Name). [German version] [2] F. Gallus, M. Epicurean the Epicurean, M.  Fabius [I 18] Gallus. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) II. Imperial period [German version] [II 1] L. F. Rufinus Cos. suff. AD 113 ; belonged to P…

Nerva

(717 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Cologne)
[German version] [1] Roman cognomen Roman cognomen (probably from nervus) meaning ‘strength’. Attested in the families of the Aebutii, Cocceii, Licinii and Silii. Its most famous bearer is emperor M. Cocceius N. [2]. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography 1 Kajanto, Cognominia 105; 247  Walde/Hofmann 2, 165. [German version] [2] Roman emperor AD 96-98 Roman emperor AD 96-98. Born on AD 8 November 30 in Narnia with the name M. Cocceius Nerva; his father was the jurist of same name (Cocceius [5]), his mother Sergia Plautilla. Presumably his fat…

Curiatius

(297 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Rüpke, Jörg (Erfurt)
Italian surname (Schulze, 355); according to Roman legend, Rome's war against Alba Longa under King Tullus Hostilius was decided through the fight between the triplet Curiatii brothers of Alba and the triplet Horatii brothers ( Horatius) of Rome, with the former being killed (Liv. 1,24f.; Dion. Hal. Ant. Rom. 3,16-20). After the destruction of Alba, the family is said to have moved to Rome and to have been included among the Patricians (Liv. 1,30,2; Dion. Hal. Ant. Rom. 3,29,7). The consul recorded in the fasti for 453 BC, member of the 1st collegium of the decemvirs for the d…

Didius

(1,095 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Cologne)
Roman plebeian gentile name (also spelled Deidius on coins and inscriptions, Schulze, 438). The name is attested from the 2nd cent. BC. I Republic [German version] [I 1] D., T.(?) People's tribune 143 BC Probably instituted as people's tribune in 143 BC (MRR 1,472) a law to regulate expenditure on banquets, so extending the lex sumptuaria of C.  Fannius Strabo (Macrob. Sat. 3,17,6). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography E. Baltrusch, Regimen morum, 1989, 85f. [German version] [I 2] D., C. Fleet commander for Caesar In 46/5 BC fleet commander for Caesar (Flor. 2,13,75), i…

Fabricius

(716 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Cologne)
Roman plebeian nomen gentile, probably not from faber (‘smith’), but from Etruscan hapre like Faberius and others. [1; 2]. Perhaps the family immigrated to Rome [3], in the 3rd cent. BC it became part of the nobility with F. [I 3] but was unable to maintain this status in the 2nd cent. In Rome there was a compitum Fabricium (Fest. 180L) or a vicus Fabrici (ILS 6073) between Caelius and Palatine, perhaps named after the place of residence of F. [I 3] [4], and the pons Fabricius,  F. [I 1]. I. Republican period [German version] [1] F., L. People's tribune 62 BC In 62 BC probably people's trib…

Equitius

(272 words)

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

Atticus

(504 words)

Author(s): Baltes, Matthias (Münster) | Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[German version] [1] Platonic philosopher, c. AD 176 (Ἀττικος; Áttikos) Platonic philosopher, mentioned in the chronicle of Eusebios in AD 176 [1. 16, 148], teacher of  Harpocration of Argus, author of commentary on Plato's Timaeus [1. 50, 215f.], Phaedon (?) [1. 30, 190f.] and Phaedrus (?) [1. 42, 197]; the fragments 40-42 Des Places, fr. 40-42 Des Places, which could refer to a commentary on the ‘ Categories of Aristotle [1. 248, 258f.], come from the tract ‘against those who pretend to be able to explain the teachings of Plato through those of Aristotle …

Antius

(238 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Cologne)
Plebian gentile name. [German version] [1] (Ateius ?), C. Senator (middle of the 1st cent. BC) Senator 54 BC (Cic. Att. 4,17,4). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [2] Sp. Roman envoy 438 BC Roman envoy, killed by Fidenates in 438 BC (statue on the rostra, Cic. Phil. 9,4 f.; Livy 4,17,2). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [3] Briso, M. Tribunus plebis 137 BC Tribune in 137 BC, effective in opposing lex tabellaria of L. Cassius Longinus Ravilla (Cic. Brut. 67). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [4] Restio (?), C. Tribunus plebis probably 68 BC Tribune …

Baebius

(1,433 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Cologne)
Plebeian gentile name (Schulze 133; ThlL 2,1674f.). The family played an eminent role since the 2nd Punic War but did not achieve a lasting position in the top ranks of Roman nobility during the Republic. The most important family is that of the Tamp(h)ili. The Baebii produced several officials in imperial times. I. Republican period [German version] [I 1] B. (Tamphilus), M. Tribunus plebis 103 BC (?), as tribune of the people, he offered resistance against the lex agraria of L.  Appuleius Saturninus in 103 BC (Vir. ill. 73,1). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [I 2] B. Deleg…

Gallus

(122 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Cologne)
[II] Widespread Roman cognomen (‘Gaul’). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [1] see Cornelius [II 18] Gallus see  Cornelius [II 18] Gallus Eck, Werner (Cologne) [German version] [2] P.G. Eques, exiled AD 65 Eques, who was friendly with the praef. praet.  Faenius Rufus and the consular  Antistius [II 12] Vetus and was therefore exiled in AD 65 (PIR2 G 66). In Tacitus the name is rendered as Publius Gallus, but that is out of the question. A nomen gentile is concealed behind Publius, perhaps Publilius? Eck, Werner (Cologne) Bibliography W. Eck, in: Splendidissima civitas.…

Pius

(229 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Simons, Roswitha (Düsseldorf)
[German version] [1] Roman cognomen Roman cognomen. In the Republican Period, confined to the Caecilii Metelli (Caecilius [I 31-32]); found among numerous other gentes in the Imperial Period. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography Kajanto, Cognomina, 251. [German version] [2] Greek grammarian, 2nd or 3rd cent. AD? Grammarian, tentatively dated to the late 2nd or late 3rd cent. AD, active in Memphis and Sparta (Schol. Hom. Od. δ 356; θ 372), i.a.; author of a commentary (EM 821,55) on Homer, the essentials of which (explanations of voca…

Caninius

(427 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Will, Wolfgang (Bonn)
Plebeian family name, attested from the 2nd cent. BC. (Schulze, 144; ThlL, Onom. 137f.). [German version] [1] C. Gallus, L. People's tribune 56 BC People's tribune 56 BC; he sought, without success, the reinstatement of Ptolemy Auletes in Egypt (MRR 2,209). In 56 BC, he was defended by Cicero (Fam. 7,1,4), in 51 BC in Athens frequently in his company, and visited him in Rome in 46 BC. He died in 44 BC. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [2] C. Gallus, L. Consul in 37 BC Son of C. [1], consul of 37 BC with M. Vipsanius  Agrippa (MRR 2,395; PIR 22 C 389). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) …

Lactuca

(307 words)

Author(s): Hünemörder, Christian (Hamburg) | Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[German version] [1] Lettuce plant Lettuce (θρίδαξ/ thrídax, also θρύ-, θρόδαξ/ thrý-, thródax, θριδακίνη/ thridakínē, Lactuca sativa L.), the lettuce plant known in several varieties (Theophr. Hist. pl. 7,4,5 et passim), whose cultivation and protection against pests, as well as culinary and medical uses, are described by Theophrastus. Thus, according to Theophr. Hist. pl. 7,6,2, its juice is said to help against dropsy and eye sores. Lettuce has been cultivated in Europe, North Africa and Asia for a long time …

Geminius

(201 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Cologne)
Roman family name, probably derived from, and in manuscripts often confused with, Geminus (Schulze 108). I. Republican period [German version] [I 1] G. Friend of Pompey Friend of Pompey, on whose orders he murdered M. Iunius Brutus in 77 BC (Plut. Pompeius 2,6; 16,6). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [I 2] G. Friend des M. Antonius Friend of the triumvir Marcus Antonius [I 9], who tried in vain to persuade the latter to return to Rome in 32 BC and become reconciled with Octavian (Plut. Antonius 59,1). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) II. Imperial period [German version] [II 1]…

Favonius

(377 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Flamant, Jaques (Venelles)
Rare Roman family name, occurring in Latium (Schulze 563). [German version] [1] F., M. Opponent of P. Clodius Pulcher He came from the municipal elite and was a follower of M.  Porcius Cato (Uticensis), whose political and personal intransigence he attempted to imitate, leading to envy and numerous electoral defeats. In 61 BC he attacked P. Clodius [I 4] Pulcher, in 60 he unsuccessfully charged Q. Caecilius [I 32] Metellus Pius Scipio. In the 50s he opposed Caesar, Pompey and Crassus in vain. He became aedile in 5…

Saufeius

(145 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Bartels, Jens (Bonn)
Italic nomen gentile. The family was from the ancient local aristocracy of Praeneste (CIL I2 279-290; 1467-1471; 2439) and is attested in Rome itself and as traders on Delos from the end of the 2nd cent. BC onwards (RRC 204). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [1] S., L. Appears in Cicero's letters 67-44 BC as an Epicurean (Cic. Att. 7,2,4) and a friend of Pomponius [I 5] Atticus (Cic. Att. 7,1,1). In 43 the latter rescued S., who had been proscribed because of his wealth  (Nep. Att. 12,3). Bartels, Jens (Bonn) [German version] [2] S., M. Leader of Annius [I 14] Milo's followe…

Acutius

(77 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Cologne)
[German version] [1] A., M. Tribunus plebis 401 BC Tribunus plebis 401 BC (MRR 1, 84). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [2] A. Rufus Supporter of Pompeius supporter of Pompeius (Caes. B Civ. 3,83,2). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [3] A. Nerva, Q. Cos. suff. in AD 100 cos. suff. in AD 100, probably identical to the governor of Lower Germany in 101/102 (CIL XIII 7697; 7715 f.; FOst 45; PIR2 A 101 [1]). Eck, Werner (Cologne) Bibliography 1 Eck, 161 f.

Decidius

(186 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Cologne)
Italic personal name, historically attested since the 1st cent. BC (ThlL, Onom. 3,70). [German version] [1] Decidius Saxa, L. People's tribune 44 BC born in Spain (according to Cic. Phil. 11,5,12), but probably of Italic descent, he fought against the Pompeians in Spain in 49 BC (Caes. B Civ. 1,66,3) and in 45 probably against Pompeius' sons. Designated people's tribune by Caesar for 44, he joined M. Antonius [I 9] after Caesar's death and became a member of a commission for the distribution of land to veterans (MRR 2…

Curio

(238 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Gizewski, Christian (Berlin)
[German version] [1] Cognomen in the gens Scribonia Cognomen in the gens Scribonia ( Scribonius). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography ThlL, Onom. 2, 757-760 Kajanto, Cognomina 318. [German version] [2] Head of each of the 30 curiae Curio is the name traditionally given to the head of each of the 30 curiae, the old class of the Roman people between the tribus and the gentes. The curiones is assisted in his religious role by a flamen curialis; at the head of the curio was a curio maximus (Liv. 27,8,1; CIL VIII 1174) elected by all the people. We cannot delineate in detail a…

Allius

(171 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Cologne)
Roman gentilicium. [German version] [1] M., friend of Catullus (1st cent. BC) M., friend of Catullus (Carm. 68 is dedicated to him). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [2] Bala, C., mint master in 92 BC Bala, C., mint master in 92 BC (RRC 336). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [3] Fuscianus, cos. suff. (around 160 AD) Fuscianus, C., praetorian governor of Arabia around AD 160 and cos. suff. (PIR2 A 544) [1]. Eck, Werner (Cologne) [German version] [4] Fuscus, governor (end of 2nd cent. AD) Fuscus, C., son of no. 3, consular governor of Germania Inferior, p…

Numonius

(173 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Cologne)
Rare Roman family name. We know of a C.N. Vala, who as IIIvir monetalis in 41 BC minted aurei and denarii (RRC 514; see under N. [1]). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [1] N. Vala Addressee of Hor. epist. 1, 15 Horace wrote to him around 20 BC (Hor. Epist. 1,15). Possibly identifiable with the C.N. Vala, who in 41 AD is documented as mint master (RRC 1, 522f. No. 514). PIR2 N 243; 244. Eck, Werner (Cologne) [German version] [2] C.N.Vala Legate of Q. Varus in Germania Legate of Quinctilius Varus on the latter's last campaign through Germania; N. fled with the cavalry in…

Cluvius

(336 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Cologne)
Italic family name (Schulze, 483), attested in Campania from the 3rd cent., in Rome for plebeians from the 2nd cent. I. Republican period [German version] [I 1] C., C. Praetor c. 104 BC Praetor and probably proconsul of Macedonia or Asia around 104 BC (MRR 1,560). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [I 2] C. (Clovius), C. Mint master 45 BC Mint master in 45 BC (RRC 476) and at the same time Caesar's prefect, probably responsible for land allotments in Gallia Cisalpina (Cic. Fam. 13,7; MRR 2,313); further identification, especially with the C.C. mentioned in the so-called

Attica

(3,636 words)

Author(s): Lohmann, Hans (Bochum) | Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[German version] [1] Region in Greece (ἡ Ἀττική; hē Attikḗ). [German version] A. Landscape Easternmost landscape of central Greece, which, as a triangular peninsula, protrudes to the south-east between the Euboean Sea and the Saronic Gulf. A. borders Megara in the west,  Boeotia in the north. More than 40 per cent of the surface of A. (2530 km2) is composed of mountains: in the north Cithaeron (1407 m) is the border to Boeotia, where the Megalo Vuno and Mount Parnes (1413 m) continue eastward, also the Hymettus (1026 m) and Pentelicon (1108 m). Moun…

Calidius

(260 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Will, Wolfgang (Bonn)
Plebeian family name, attested in Rome from the 1st cent. BC (Schulze, 138; ThlL, Onom. 81f.). [German version] [1] C., M. Mint master in 117 or 116 BC Mint master in 117 or 116 BC (RRC 284), perhaps later praetor or propraetor (IG VII 18, Z. 14). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [2] C., M. Praetor in 57 BC Praetor in 57 BC; as such he supported Cicero's return from exile (Cic. P. Red. Sen. 22), and on this occasion probably gave the speech De domo Ciceronis (Quint. Inst. 10,1,23). In 52 BC, he took up the cause of T. Annius [I 14] Milo, the murderer of  Clodius Pulc…

Praetextatus

(153 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Leppin, Hartmut (Hannover)
Roman cognomen ('boy dressed in a toga praetexta'). Epithet of L. Papirius [I 23] P. and in the Sulpicii family (Sulpicius); widespread in the Imperial Period. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [1] Vettius Agorius P. Praefectus Urbi AD 265-267 c. AD 320-384. Having started his career as quaestor and praetor, he became corrector Tusciae et Umbriae before 362, as a favourite of Iulianus [11] proconsul Achaiae in 362/4, praefectus urbi in Rome in 365/7, then a praetorian prefect of Illyria, Italia, and Africa; designated a consul in 384; several times …

Decimius

(225 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Nutton, Vivian (London)
Roman family name, whose older and inscriptional form is Decumus (Schulze, 159), derived from  Decimus. Historic bearers of the name are documented since the 2nd half of the 2nd cent. BC. [German version] [1] D., C. Legate in Egypt 168 BC Legate in Crete in 171 BC, praetor peregrinus in 169, legate in Egypt in 168. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [2] D., Num. Leader of allies in the war against Hannibal 217 BC from Bovianum in Samnium; in 217, he brought timely help with a contingent of allies to the magister equitum Q. Minucius who was under heavy pressure from Hannibal …

Arruntia

(60 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Cologne)
[German version] [1] Vestalin (1st half 1st cent. BC) Vestal in 69 BC at the latest. (Macrob. Sat. 3.13.11). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [2] A. Arria Camilla (2nd half 1st cent. AD) Probably the daughter of L. Arruntius [II 8] Camillus Scribonianus; must have lived into the Trajanic era (Raepsaet-Charlier, no. 103; PIR2 A 1152). Eck, Werner (Cologne)
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