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Family History Of The Artorii

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Not so long ago, I was doing an essay of Lucius Artorius Castus. The essay went fine, but the family history of the Artorii is still a mystery to me. Does someone know the descendants and predecessors of Lucius Artorius Castus?

 

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There are several Artorii inscriptions in Rome and Ostia, but those are all associated with flamen of Flora, a commander of the Praetorian Guard, and families who moved to those locations to be near Artorii soldiers who were stationed in Rome or with ships in Ostia.

There is an opinion that Artorii had Etruscan origin because a praenomen Artor (Etr. ar-thur, cf. vel-thur, etc.) sounds like Etruscan name.

We cannot know about it for sure though.

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I had heard that there was evidence of another Artorii in Britain named Marcus Artorius Nuncius but I cannot recall the media that I obtained this information from.

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