[ANSTHRLD] Looking for Help with a Roman Name

doug bell magnus77840 at hotmail.com
Sun May 4 19:45:03 PDT 2003

Recommended reading if you haven't already done so.

I have the Prosopography of the Roman Empire if you
need dates for names.  Most of the people listed
were men but still useful for documenting the base

Magnus von Lubeck

>Is there anyone out there who could help me with creating a Roman name?  I
>am looking for a name for a persona from the early Empire period, 1st -
>early 2nd centuries C.E.  From what I've been able to find, I would be
>using a name with two elements, nomen and cognomen, both in a feminized
>form.  My questions from there are primarily these:
>1)  Which name would a person be called by their friends, the nomen or
>2)  I'm interested in using the name Drusilla, I've found Drusus listed as
>a nomen and (from my minimal understanding of Latin) the normal feminine
>form would be Drusa.  Would Drusilla be possible, also, as a feminized
>(possibly a diminutive form) nomen for a woman?
>My sincere thanks to anyone who can help me with this,

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