Accia (gens)

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This article is about the Roman family. For other uses, see Accius (disambiguation).

The gens Accia was a Roman family during the late Republic. The gens is known primarily from two individuals, Lucius Accius, a freedman and tragic poet of the 2nd century BC, and Titus Accius, a Roman eques who in 66 BC undertook the prosecution of Aulus Cluentius Habitus, defended by Cicero in his oration Pro Cluentio.[1]

Both men were from the town of Pisaurum in Umbria, suggesting that the gens was of Umbrian origin. It is not known whether Titus Accius was a descendant of the poet, or of the family that had freed him.[2]

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