I.a Roman surname.
I. L. Roscius Otho, a knight, a friend of Cicero, and author of the law that the knights should occupy the first fourteen seats in the theatre next to the orchestra, Cic. Mur. 19, 40; cf. Ascon. ad Cornel. p. 79 Orell.—Hence, sic libitum vano, qui nos distinxit, Othoni, Juv. 3, 159.—
II. M. Salvius Otho, a Roman emperor, whose biography is given by Suetonius: “mollis Otho,” Mart. 6, 32, 2; Juv. 2, 99.—Hence,