Antonius

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Antonius
Gender Male
Other names
See also Ant, Anthony, Antoine, Antonietta, Antoinette, Antonia, Antonio, Anton, Antanas, Antony, Tony, Antun, Ante

Antonius is the nomen of the gens Antonia, one of the most important families in ancient Rome, with both patrician and plebeian branches. It is also the source of the English personal name Anthony, as well as a number of similar names in various European languages.

Marcus Antonius claimed that the gens was descended from Anton, a son of Heracles. Women of the family were called Antonia. The Antonii produced a number of important generals and politicians, some of whom are listed below. For other persons with this name, see Antonia (gens).

Other Antonii[edit]

Women of the gens[edit]

Others ancient people with the name Antonius[edit]

Latinized medieval and Renaissance name[edit]

Adopted name by Roman Catholic clergy[edit]

Modern given name[edit]

Antonius or Anthonius is a common given name in the Netherlands; in daily life, most people with this name use short forms like Antoine, Anton, Antoni(e), Antoon, Teun, Teunis, Theunis, Theuns, Toine, Ton, Tony, Toon and Twan.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Oxford Classical Dictionary, 2nd Ed. (1970).
  2. ^ Valerius Maximus, Factorum ac dictorum memorabilium libri IX 4.2.6
  3. ^ Cicero, Philippicae 2.38
  4. ^ Plutarch, Life of Antony 9