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History: Ancient Rome: Pseudonyms

History: Ancient Rome: Pseudonyms

The following is a short list of the pseudonyms and real names of famous and significant Roman writers and Emperors:

  • Agathinus. Real name is Claudius Agathinus. 
  • Arrian. Real name is Lucius Flavius Arrianus.
  • Cassiodorus. Real name is Flavius Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus.
  • Cato the Elder. Real name is Marcus Porcius Cato.
  • Catullus. Real name is Gaius Valerius Catullus.
  • Cicero. Real name is Marcus Tullius Cicero.
  • Constantine the Great/Constantine I. Real name is Flavius Valerius Constantinus.
  • Cyprian. Real name is Thascius Caecilius Cyprianus.
  • Diocletian. Real name is Gaius Aurelius Valerius Diocletian. 
  • Ennius. Real name is Quintus Ennius.
  • Frontinus. Real name is Sextus Iulius Frontinus.
  • Horace. Real name is Quintus Horatius Flaccus.
  • Julian the Apostate. Real name is Flavius Claudius Julianus.
  • Julius Africanus. Real name is Sextus Iulius Africanus.
  • Julius Caesar. Real name is Gaius Iulius Caesar. 
  • Justinian. Real name is Flavius Petrus Sabbatius Iustinianus. 
  • Juvenal. Real name is Decimus Iunius Iuvenalis. 
  • Lactantius. Real name is Lucius Caelius/Caecilius Firmianus.
  • Livy. Real name is Titus Livius.
  • Lucan. Real name is Marcus Lucanus Annaeus.
  • Lucretius. Real name is Titus Lucretius Carus. 
  • Martial. Real name is Marcus Valerius Martialis.
  • Nepos. Real name is Cornelius Nepos.
  • Ovid. Real name is Publius Ovidius Naso.
  • Plautus. Real name is Titus Maccius Plautus.
  • Pliny the Elder. Real name is Gaius Plinius Secundus.
  • Pliny the Younger. Real name is Gaius Plinius Caecilius Secundus.
  • Plutarch. Real name is Mestrius Plutarchus.
  • Quintillian. Real name is Marcus Fabius Qunitilianus.
  • Sallust. Real name is Gaius Sallustius Crispus.
  • Seneca the Elder. Real name is Lucius Annaeus Seneca.
  • Seneca the Younger. Real name is Lucius Annaeus Seneca.
  • Suetonius. Real name is Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus.
  • Symmachus. Real name is Quintus Aurelius Symmachus. 
  • Tacitus. Real name is Cornelius Tacitus.
  • Terence. Real name is Publius Terentius Afer. 
  • Virgil. Real name is Publius Vergilius Maro.

Last modified: 10/6/2008 10:56 AM by J. Nevins

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