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Lewis : Cornelius

Cornelius, Cornēlĭus, a, subst., a designation of a Roman gens celebrated as embracing the most distinguished Roman men and women (the patrician Scipios, Sulla, the Gracchi and their mother, etc.; the plebeian Balbi, Mammulae, Merulae, etc.).—Also adj.; hence the numerous laws made by the different Cornelii, but esp. by L. Cornelius Sulla, were called Leges Corneliae; cf. Ernest. and Orell. Clav. Cicer. in Ind. Legum, p. 13 sq.; Dict. of Antiq.—Fŏrum Cor-nēlĭum, a town of the Lingones in Gallia Cisalpina, Cic. Fam. 12, 5, 2.—Hence, Cornēlĭānus, a, um, adj., of or belonging to a Cornelius, Cornelian: oratio, the oration of Cicero in defence of a certain C. Cornelius, Cic. Brut. 78, 271; id. Or. 29, 103; 67, 225; 70, 232; its fragments, v. in Orell. IV. 2, pp. 446-454, and V. 2, pp. 56-81.

Cornēlĭāna Castra, a place on the African coast, in the vicinity of Bagradas, named after the camp of the elder Scipio pitched there in the second Punic war, now Ghellah, Caes. B. C. 2, 24 sq.; the same place was also called Castra Cornēlĭa, Mel. 1, 7, 2; Plin. 5, 4, 3, §§ 24 and 29.