Re: Translation question
|From:||Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, December 7, 2000, 2:15|
Patrick Dunn tleiceiç:
> Being something of a Rome buff, I actually know this. A cognomen was
> essentially a personal nickname used to distinguish a person from the many
> other people in his or her gens named the exact same thing (Romans were
> notoriously uncreative at naming, even resorting to numbers quite
So, could you explain the three names. Which one referred to the gens?
How was the cognomen given?
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