Octavius, Quintus (was Re: Barry Popik namecheck)

Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Mon Apr 7 01:45:47 UTC 2008

ISTR that these names lost their ordinal denotation and came to be
treated just as names. Cc to ANS-L.

ANS gang, can you give us some help over here at ADS-L?

On Sun, Apr 6, 2008 at 5:48 PM, Joel S. Berson <Berson at att.net> wrote:
> But were these the 8th (or the 5th, in the case of Quintus) born, or
>  rather born in the 8th (or 5th) month of the year?
>  Joel
>  At 4/6/2008 03:53 PM, sagehen wrote:
>  >There are quite a few Octaviuses (Octavii?) & Octavias in my family tree.  I
>  >doubt if they were all eighth-born, though the IXX Cent families in which
>  >they appeared  did tend to have big broods.

Mark Mandel

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