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  • 17) the senate conferred upon him the cognomen of Augustus.
  • Mummius was the first novas homo of plebeian origin who received a distinctive cognomen for military services.
  • Accounting for his cognomen.
  • Of equestrian rank, his name Pontius suggests a Samnite origin, and his cognomen in the gospels, pileatus (if derived from the pileus or cap of liberty), descent from a freedman.
  • His relief of Messana obtained him the cognomen Messalla, which remained in the family for nearly 800 years.