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Gallius

(178 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
Lat. Familienname (Schulze 424), urspr. vielleicht Abstammung von einem Gallus bezeichnend. [English version] [1] G., M. Anhänger des M. Antonius 43 v.Chr. 44 v.Chr. oder früher Praetor, diente 43 bei Mutina unter M. Antonius [I 9] und kämpfte auch gegen Octavian; testamentarisch adoptierte er den späteren Kaiser Tiberius (Cic. Phil. 13,26; Suet. Tib. 6,3). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [English version] [2] G., Q. Von Cicero gegen Wahlbestechungklage verteidigt 67 v.Chr. plebeischer Aedil, gab im J. 66 prunkvolle Spiele, war 65 als Praetor Vorsitzender im Proz…

Agrius

(65 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[English version] [1] C., röm. Ritter (1. Jh. v. Chr.) A., C., röm. Ritter, Freund Varros, im 1. B. rust. wohl wegen seines sprechenden Namens eingeführt. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [English version] [2] Publeianus, L., röm. Ritter (1. Jh. v. Chr.) A. Publeianus, L., röm. Ritter, Zeuge im Prozeß des Flaccus (Cic. Flacc. 31), wohl negotiator in Asia. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography Nicolet 2, 768-769.

Genucius

(616 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
Name einer alten, vielleicht aus Etrurien eingewanderten [1. 456f.] und im 4. und 3. Jh. v.Chr. führenden Familie der plebeischen Nobilität: G. [9] bekleidete unmittelbar nach der Zulassung der Plebeier zum Consulat (367/6) dieses Amt, G. [1] gehörte zu den ersten plebeischen Auguren. Die Historizität der patrizischen Namensträger G. [5]-[7] ist umstritten [2. 111; 3. 12f.]. Die Familie starb am Ende des 3. Jh. v.Chr. aus. [English version] [1] G., C. Einer der ersten plebeischen Auguren 300 v. Chr. War einer der ersten nach der lex Ogulnia von 300 v.Chr. eingesetzten plebei…

Nerius

(88 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
Seltener röm. Eigenname (als Praenomen, Familienname und Beiname inschr. bezeugt). Auch Name einer gallo-röm. Quellgottheit (Néris-Les Bains). [English version] [1] Geldverleiher mit juristischen Kenntnissen Geldverleiher mit juristischen Kenntnissen (Hor. sat. 2,3,69 mit Porphyrio z. St.; vgl. Pers. 2,14). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [English version] [2] N., Cn. (?) klagte 56 v. Chr. P. Sestius wegen Amtserschleichung an Klagte 56 v.Chr. P. Sestius wegen Amtserschleichung ( ambitus) an (Cic. ad Q. fr. 2,3,5); nicht identisch mit dem quaestor urbanus 49 v.Chr. (RRC 441). E…

Carvilius

(303 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
Name einer (wohl zugewanderten) plebeischen Familie, im 3./2.Jh. v.Chr. bezeugt und später wieder verschwunden (ThlL, Onom. 219f.; Schulze, 139, A.8; 403; 454). Der Quaestor und Zeuge im Camillusprozeß 391, Sp. Carvilius (MRR 1,93), dürfte später erfunden sein; auch ein Britenhäuptling hieß C. (Caes. Gall. 5,22,1). [English version] [1] C., L. Volkstribun 212 v. Chr. Volkstribun 212 v.Chr. zusammen mit Sp. C., vielleicht sein Bruder. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [English version] [2] C., Sp. Leiter einer Schreibschule, 3. Jh. v. Chr. Freigelassener des Sp. C. Maximus Ruga…

Cotta

(20 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[English version] Cognomen in der gens Aurelia (Aurelius [I 2-12 und II 13]). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography Kajanto, Cognomina 106.

Privernas

(25 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[English version] Röm. Cognomen (“Sieger über Privernum”), Beiname des L. Aemilius [I 24] Mamercinus P. (vielleicht nachträglich erfunden). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography Kajanto, Cognomina, 182.

Lateranus

(43 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[English version] Röm. Cognomen (urspr. “der <vom Wohnsitz> auf dem Hügel”); in republikan. Zeit bei L. Sextius L. ( cos. 366 v.Chr.), in der Kaiserzeit auch in den Familien der Claudii, Magii, Plautii und Sextii vorkommend. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography Kajanto, Cognomina, 309.

Asellio

(18 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[English version] Beiname (“der Eseltreiber”) in der Familie der Sempronier. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography Kajanto, Cognomina, 323.

Catulus

(27 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
Röm. Cognomen (“der junge Hund”) in der Familie der Lutatii (Lutatius). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [English version] [1] Epigrammatiker s. Lutatius Catulus, Q. Bibliography Kajanto, Cognomina 326.

Hospes

(24 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[English version] Cognomen in den kaiserzeitlichen Fasten in den Familien der Iulii und Vettii (Iulius; Vettius). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography Degrassi, FCIR 255.

Lamponius, M.

(114 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[English version] Führer der Lucaner im Bundesgenossenkrieg [3] 90 v.Chr. und einer der zwölf Praetoren des Bundes (App. civ. 1,181). Unter dem Kommando von Pontius Telesinus kämpfte L. erfolgreich gegen P. Licinius [I 15] Crassus (App. civ. 1,184; vgl. Frontin. strat. 2,4,16). L. setzte den Kampf noch bis 87 in Bruttium fort und schloß sich dann den Marianern an. 82 versuchte er mit anderen vergeblich, den von L. Cornelius [I 90] Sulla in Praeneste eingeschlossenen C. Marius (cos. 82) zu befreien…

Curius

(260 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
Plebeischer Gentilname, seit dem Anfang des 3. Jh.v.Chr. bezeugt (ThlL, Onom. 2, 760-762). [English version] [1] Proconsul zwischen 47 und 45 v. Chr Sonst unbekannter Proconsul zwischen 47 und 45 v. Chr (Adressat von Cic. fam. 13,49). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [English version] [2] C., M. Volkstribun 198 v.Chr. Volkstribun 198 v.Chr., erhob Einspruch gegen die Wahl des T.Quinctius Flamininus zum Consul (Liv. 32,7,8). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [English version] [3] C., Q. Catilinarier, verriet 63 v.Chr. die Verschwörung 70 v.Chr. als ehemaliger Quaestor (?) aus dem …

Pollio

(42 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[English version] Röm. Cognomen, wohl vom Gentiliz Pollius abgeleitet; in republikan. Zeit nur in der Familie der Asinii (Asinius [I 4]; [II 12]); in der Kaiserzeit weitverbreitet [1]. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography 1 Kajanto, Cognomina, 37; 164 2 D. Reichmuth, Die lat. Gentilicia, 1956, 69.

Gnipho

(25 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)
[English version] Röm. Cognomen (von griech. Γνίφων, “Geizhals”), Beiname des M. Antonius [I 12] G., des Lehrers von Caesar und Cicero. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum)

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.

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.

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.

Blossius

(176 words)

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

Bruttius

(492 words)

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

Rupilius

(333 words)

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

Cloelia

(143 words)

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

Quintilianus

(2,140 words)

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

Octavianus

(409 words)

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

Equitius

(272 words)

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

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) …

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…

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…
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