37 The name means “upright,” “just,” or “righteous”: a very common Latin cognomen (Kajanto 1965:252). In the Judean catacombs of Rome, Iustus is the Latin name that occurs most frequently and the second-most common name in any language (Leon 1995:95-107, 382). Josephus follows the community’s preference for Latin names (also with the next son’s surname), even though Greek was the more common language actually spoken among Roman Judeans (Leon 1995:108). Iustus is the older of the two sons born to Josephus’ third or fourth (and current) wife, a distinguished Cretan-Judean whom Josephus apparently met in Rome (§ 427).