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For the spider genus, see Cethegus (spider).

Cethegus is the cognomen of the patrician family of the ancient Roman Cornelian gens. Like the younger Cato its members kept up the old Roman fashion of dispensing with the tunic and leaving the arms bare;[1] the following individuals are of some importance:


  1. ^ Horace, Ars Poetica, 50; Lucan, Pharsalia, ii.543
  2. ^ Ars Poetica 50; Epistles, ii.2.117)
  3. ^ Livy xxv.2, 41; xxvii.11; xxix.11; xxx.18
  4. ^ Sallust, De coniuratione Catilinae, 46-55; Cicero, In Catilinam iii.5-i; Appian, Bell. Civ. ii.2-5.

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Cethegus". Encyclopædia Britannica. 5 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 775.