A Study of the Cognomina of Soldiers in the Roman Legions

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Princeton university, 1916 - Names, Latin - 321 pages
 

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Page 10 - indicat patres ex bona parte ficticios esse et una cum tribu et civitate adsumptos," and for a naturalised consul a heraldic fiction of the sort was virtually indispensable. No other consul in the entire list lacked a father, and no other consul except a naturalised alien, since the freedman was ineligible to the office, could have lacked one.
Page 44 - ... Apocalypse of 4 Ezra and the Apocalypse of John. '» Volz, op. cit. p. 67, thinks the passage involves merely a "silence of the world between the first and second aeon," and is accordingly something other than the "Chiliasmus." But the Epistle of Barnabas probably has the same general background, and is to be dated not later than the early part of the second century. It supports the interpretation given here of the 1000 year period. In 15 4, 8 we read, "The six days of Genesis 2 2 mean that in...
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Page 108 - In the earliest period men of the rank of soldiers or underofficers did not have any cognomen. The reign of Claudius is generally taken as the turning point, before which cognomina are rare and after which it is unusual to find them omitted from a name.
Page 7 - ... neuen Inschrift bekannte Centurio derselben Legion mit Namen C. Calidius Firmus gewesen ein, nach folgendem Schema: P. (Calidius) Q. Calidius C. Calidius Firmus T. Calidius Severus Die drei Brüder unterschieden sich durch die Vornamen Quintus, Gaius, Titus. Einer von ihnen führt noch kein Cognomen, die beiden anderen haben die gleichartigen Cognomina Firmus und Severus erhalten, vielleicht, da es für Soldaten passende sind (Fest, Streng), als sie zum Soldatendienst bestimmt waren. Daß alle...
Page 114 - Dagegen wird das haufige und wie es scheint, in Africa entstandene Venerius, -a, -e, -osa, Aphrodisius, -a, auf Astarte zuruckzufuhren sein.
Page 115 - Cognomen, nicht erst von den Puniern geschaffen. Doch ist es in den anderen Theilen des Reichs und bei echten Romern viel seltener.
Page 71 - All the numeral adjectives except those for "eighth" and "ninth," are used among the soldiers as cognomina.

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