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Pāpĭus , i, m.,
I.the name of a Roman gens.—
1. C. Papius, a tribune of the people, the originator of the lex Papia de peregrinis exterminandis, Cic. Off. 3, 11, 47.—
2. M. Papius Mutilus, a consul, who, together with his colleague, Poppaeus, passed, in the reign of Augustus, the lex Papia Poppaea, for the promotion of marriages, Tac. A. 2, 32; 3, 25; 28; suet. Claud. 23; id. Ner. 10; Aus. Epigr. 89.—
3. Papia, wife of Oppianicus, Cic. Clu. 9, 27.—Hence, Pāpĭus , a, adj., of or belonging to the gens Papia: “Papia tribus,Inscr. Grut. 307, 7; 879, 6 et saep.
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