> Gaius J. Caesar > Gaius V. Catullus > Marcus T. Cicero > Quintus H. Flaccus > Titus L. Carus > Gaius P. Secundus > Gaius S. Crispinus > Publius T. Afer > Publius V. Maro The way I've usually seen Roman names in scholarship is with an abbreviated praenomen and full gens and cognomen, i.e.: G. Iulius Caesar C. Valerius Catullus M. Tullius Cicero T. Lucretius Carus P. Vergilius Maro Since the Romans were not terribly imaginative with praenomines, and only had one or two beginning with each letter, they could be safely abbreviated and well understood. > Ray. > > ========================================= > A mind which thinks at its own expense > will always interfere with language. > [J.G. Hamann 1760] > ========================================= -- Daniel Seriff [log in to unmask] http://members.tripod.com/microtonal Si me iterum insanum appelles, oculum alterum tuum edem. Wenn du mich nochmal verrückt nennst, werde ich deine andere Auge essen.