It is impossible to discover even his full name, Gaius or Caius being merely the personal name (praenomen) so common in Rome.
Such a praenomen carries with it suggestions of a rich brogue rather than a nasal drawl.
The name by which the poet designates himself is Propertius simply; the praenomen Sextus rests on the authority of Donatus.
He therefore changed his praenomen to that of his adoptive father, and put his former nomen among his cognomina.
His person more than justified his praenomen, for Mr. Harper Freeman, Jr., was undeniably fat.
The inscription in Caria, formerly supposed to give P. as praenomen, is now shown to have been misread.
Titus is here the first name (praenomen) which was given sons on the ninth day after their birth.
Magnus (not Marcus, as it has been sometimes incorrectly printed) is the author's praenomen.
The name of the month in which he was born was changed to Julius, from his praenomen, and we still retain the name.
Suetonius, Jul. 76, errs in stating that he used the title imperator as a praenomen.