) formed an additional part of some Roman names
. Within the full name, it was usually placed following the cognomen
. Typically an agnomen was a nickname
acquired at some point during the lifetime, but, rarely, some agnomina were inherited.
Some examples of agnomina are given in the following table.
|Africanus||general Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus|
|Pius||emperor Titus Aelius Hadrianus Antoninus Pius|
|Felix||general Lucius Cornelius Sulla Felix|