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Flāvĭus , a,
I.the name of a Roman gens: “gens Flavia,Suet. Vesp. 1; Mart. 9, 2, 8.— So in partic. Cn. Flavius, the scribe of the pontifiex maximus, Appius Caecus, who published the Fasti, Liv. 9, 46, 1 sqq.; Plin. 33, 1, 6, § 17; “v. fasti. From the gens Flavia were descended the emperors Vespasian, Titus, and Domitian,Suet. Vesp. 1.— Hence poet., Flavius ultimus for Domitianus, Juv. 4, 37.—
II. Derivv.
A. Flā-vĭus , a, um, adj., of or belonging to a Flavius: “templa,” i. e. built by Domitian, Mart. 9, 4, 12; 9, 35, 2.—
B. Flāvĭālis , e, adj., of or belonging to the college of priests for the Flavian family, instituted by Domitian, Flavial-: “FLAMEN,Inscr. Orell. 2220: “PONTIFEX,ib. 3672: “COMES,ib. 3162: “SEXVIR,ib. 3726: “XVVIRI,ib. 2375: “assidentibus Diali sacerdote et collegio Flavialium,Suet. Dom. 4.—
C. Flāvĭānus , a, um, adj., of or belonging to a Flavius, Flavian: jus civile, named after Cn. Flavius, the publisher of the Fasti, Dig. 1, 2, 2, § 7: “partes,” i. e. the adherents of Vespasian, Tac. H. 2, 67; 3, 1.
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