The Classical World Volume 11

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ...origin. There are some which we should not expect to find: 3o.1.11 Danielius; 19.9.2 Iacobus; 28.1.44 Esaias. The closing words of this section may well be those of Anunianus. He states (16.1o.5-6) the impression made on a Roman Emperor when he visited Rome in 356 A.D.: Asylum mundi totius adesse existamabat. Unde cum se vertisset ad plebem, stupebat, qua celeritate omne quod ubique est hominum genus confluxerit Romam. Later, in 28.4.7, he describes the nobility: Praenominum claritudine conspicui quidam, ut putant, in immensum semet extollunt, cum Reburri et Flabunii et Pagonii Gereonesque appellentur ac Dalii cum Tarraciis et Perrasiis, aliisque ita decens sonantibus originum insignibus multis. But whence came the name of the founder of the gens? Some central fact there must have been to account for each such name. We know some members of the gens Iulius, but Vergil was compelled to invent an intermediary, Iulus, to connect Iulius with Ilus--the man from Ilium. There is an Epitome2 by Julius Paris of the work of an unknown author, which says ( 3), Gentilicia nomina Varro putat fuisse numero mille, praenomina circa xxx. But the tract throws no light on the origin of the names of the gentes; this part of the subject we must leave to the etymologist. (2) The Epitome by Julius Paris, mentioned above, gives a derivation for a number of the praenomina, some of which weshall here consider, using Kempf's text: (a) Titus e Sabino nomine '(Tito fluxit...; (b) Lucii coeperunt adpellari, qui ipso initio lucis orti erant, aut. ut quidam arbitrantur, a Lucumonibus Etruscis...; (c) Publi, qui, priu.s pupilli facti erant quam praenomma haberent, aln ommis causa e pube...; (d) Gai iudicantur dicti a gaudio parentum. (a) Aug. Zimmermann ( more

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