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Nundinium, a Latin word derived from the word nundinum signifying the cycle of days observed by the Romans, which came to be used under the Empire to indicate a period of consulship. When, under the Empire, several pairs of consuls were created in one year, the period of a single consulship was called a nundinium.


  • Historia Augusta, Vita Alexander, 28, 43; Vita Tacitus, 9
  • Theodor Mommsen, Abriss des römischen Staatsrechts (Leipzig 1893), Vol 2, p. 84; Vol. 3, p. 375

  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William (1870). "Nundinum". In Smith, William (ed.). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology.