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Antonius (feminine Antonia) was the nomen of the gens Antonia, one of the most important plebeian (meaning not patrician) families of ancient Rome. The family claimed descendancy from Anton, a son of the Greek god Hercules. Women of the family carried the name Antonia, according to the Roman naming convention. The Antonii produced several important Roman generals and politicians, most notably Marcus Antonius and his son Iullus Antonius.
Cardwitch  4/6/2006

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