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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 > frequently).
So, could you explain the three names. Which one referred to the gens? How was the cognomen given? -- Florida: Home of Electile Dysfunction Palm Beach County: Putting the "duh" in Florida ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTailor