[ANSTHRLD] ? on the Name Messal(l)ina (X-Posted)

doug bell magnus77840 at hotmail.com
Thu May 29 22:11:38 PDT 2003

The sources I have are almost entirely men's names.  I can give
you the men's form of the name and you will have to research
how to feminize it.

Messalina - I don't see how this name could be unique.

I believe this one comes from Messala.
The Prosopography gives Volume page 759
Messalla - from 436 in Phoenicia a man's name.
Flavius Ennodius Messala 506
Page 760 Valerius Messalla Avienus 399
Page 761 Rufius Valerius Messala 483
Page 761 Messalinvs proconsul of Asia

>Now, with all that said, I was wondering if anyone could comment on the
>appropriateness of (Lucretia Faustin(i)a) as a name for a Roman woman of
>the early Roman Empire period (1st - early 2nd cent CE).

If you wanted this one I don't see problems with documenting it
by printing out the St. Gabriel reports.

If research is needed to sort out the cognomen nomen issues for
a female name I will have to wait until the current stack of
requests is finished.

best of luck
Orle herald

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