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Headword: *)agri/ppas
Adler number: alpha,363
Translated headword: Agrippa
Vetting Status: high
Proper name.
Greek Original:
*)agri/ppas: o)/noma ku/rion.
That of several ill-attested writers (a Pyrrhonist sceptic mentioned by Diogenes Laertius 9.88; a medical writer cited by Galen); but best-known for being the cognomen of Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa (c.64-12), through whose closeness to Octavian/Augustus the name entered two dynastic families - the Julio-Claudians in Rome and the Herods in Judaea.
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; history
Translated by: Anne Mahoney on 28 August 1998@16:48:01.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keyword) on 16 July 2001@09:34:56.
David Whitehead (tweaks) on 1 August 2011@08:32:06.


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