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Elva

the name of a patrician family of the Aebutia gens.

1 T. AEBUTIUS ELVA, T. F., consul with P. Vetiurius Geminus Cicurinus in B. C. 499, in which year Fidenae was besieged and Crustumeria taken. In the following year, according to the date of most annalists, Elva was magister equitum to the dictator A. Postumius Albinus in the great battle fought at the Lake Regillus, where he commanded the left wing. The lays of that battle sung of his combat with Octavius Mamilius, by whom his arm was pierced through. (Liv. 2.19; Dionys. A. R. 5.58, 6.2, 4, 5, 11.)

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