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Julius (fem. Julia) is the nomen of the gens Julia, an important patrician family of ancient Rome supposed to have descended from Julus, and thus from the goddess Venus. (See also: Julio-Claudian dynasty - Julia Caesaris). They apparently originated from Alba Longa[1], which was reputedly founded by Julus (also known as Ascanius), son of Aeneas (reputed ancestor of Romulus and Remus).

The name is also seen as Iulius and Iulia. There were many thousands of people bearing it, since the freedman took the gens name of their previous owners, thus many freedmen of the Julio-Claudian emperors received this name. The name lives on as a personal name, as Julius or in derived forms such as Italian Giulio, French Jules, Spanish Julio, Romanian Iuliu, et cetera.

Julii Caesares, all with the 'Julius Caesar' nomen and cognomen combination, but differing praenomens, most famously:

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Members of the Julio-Claudian Dynasty

Other emperors

Other people

Notes

  1. ^ Tacitus, Annals XI.23; Livy, Ab urbe condita, 1:30

1911 encyclopedia

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From LoveToKnow 1911

JULIUS, the name of three popes.


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Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

See also július

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English

Etymology

Latin Iulius, of uncertain origin, possibly from Greek ioulos 'wooly first beard hares', i.e. the young, or from Latin Jovilius 'devoted to Jove'.

Pronunciation

Proper noun

Singular
Julius

Plural
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Julius

  1. A male given name of Latin origin.

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Related terms


Czech

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Proper noun

Julius m.

  1. A male given name, cognate to Julius.

Danish

Proper noun

Julius

  1. A male given name of Latin origin.

Finnish

Proper noun

Julius (stem Juliu-*)

  1. A male given name of Latin origin.

German

Proper noun

Julius

  1. A male given name of Latin origin.

Swedish

Proper noun

Julius

  1. A male given name of Latin origin.

Bible wiki

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From BibleWiki

The centurion of the Augustan cohort, or the emperor's body-guard, in whose charge Paul was sent prisoner to Rome (Acts 27:1ff, Acts 27:43). He entreated Paul "courteously," showing in many ways a friendly regard for him.

This entry includes text from Easton's Bible Dictionary, 1897.

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