Roman notes 7

Roman notes 7 - Roman History Notes 7 Roman Names o Must...

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Roman History Notes 7 Roman Names o Must have a Roman name, if you become a Roman citizen you abandon your previous name o Male Names Nomen, family name, hereditary Very common for Roman’s to have 3 names, ex. Marcus Tullius Cicero – his nomen is Tullius Praenomen – first name Ex. Marcus, in theory there are wide variety of praenomina, but in actuality there are only about 15 in use Only part of the name that can be abbreviated o T = Titus o Tib = Tiberius o G or C = Gaius If you are Roman having 2 names is fine, but many clans/families have additional names Cognomen – third name Ex. Cicero Can have more than one Can also gain one, for example you can have Africanus added if you were great in battle in Africa o Female Names If the males in your family are citizens you have citizen status (although can’t partake in public gov.), but you have a Roman name, but typically only one, female version of father’s nomen Tulia (Cicero’s daughter) Antonia (Antony’s daughters) can distinguish by using maior or minor o Family use the praenomen o Close friends use the praenomen or cognomen o Senate use the praenomen and nomen or just the cognomen alone o Today we sometimes use the nomen and sometimes the cognomen – no standardization (books will index with the nomen) Roman Army o Expect to be at war
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