Aebutia (gens)

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The gens Aebutia was a Roman family that was prominent during the early Republic. The gens was originally patrician, but also had plebeian branches. The first member to obtain the consulship was Titus Aebutius Elva, consul in 499 BC.[1]


During the first century of the Republic, the Aebutii used the praenomina Titus, Lucius, Postumus, and Marcus. In later times, they also used the name Publius.[2]

Branches and cognomina[edit]

The patrician Aebutii used the cognomen Elva. Cornicen was a personal surname belonging to one of the Elvae. No patrician Aebutius held any curule magistracy from 442 to 176 BC, when Marcus Aebutius Elva obtained the praetorship. Carus was a cognomen of the plebeian Aebutii. Later surnames include Faustus, Liberalis, and Pinnius.[3]


This list includes abbreviated praenomina. For an explanation of this practice, see filiation.

See also[edit]

List of Roman gentes


 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.