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Ŏpīmĭus (old orthog. Ŏpēīmĭus , Eckh. D. N. 5, p. 264), i, m., Ŏpīmĭa , ae, f.,
I.the name of a Roman gens.
1. L. Opimius, consul A. U. C. 633, Cic. Brut. 83, 287; id. Cat. 1, 2, 4.—
2. Q. Opimius, consul A. U. C. 600, Cic. de Or. 2, 68, 277.—In fem.: “Opimia,a Vestal, Liv. 22, 57.—Hence, adj.
A. Ŏpī-mĭus , a, um, of or belonging to an Opimius: “basilica Opimia,Varr. L. L. 5, 32, § 156. —
B. Ŏpīmĭānus , a, um, of or belonging to an Opimius, Opimian: Opimianum vinum; and absol. as subst.: Ŏpīmĭānum , i, n., very celebrated wine of the vintage of A. U. C. 633, when Opimius was consul, Mart. 3, 82, 24; 9, 87, 1; 10, 49, 2; Petr. 34; cf. Cic. Brut. 83, 287; Plin. 14, 4, 6, § 55; 14, 14, 16, § 94.
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    • Cicero, Against Catiline, 1.2.4
    • Cicero, On Oratory, 2.68
    • Livy, The History of Rome, Book 22, 57
    • Cicero, Brutus, 83.287
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