Atria (gens)

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The gens Atria was a Roman family, known primarily from two individuals who flourished during the middle years of the first century BC.

Quintus Atrius was a lieutenant of Caesar during his second expedition into Britannia in 54 BC, who was left on the coast to take care of the ships, while Caesar himself marched into the interior of the country.[1]

Publius Atrius was an eques, who belonged to Pompeius' party, and was taken prisoner by Caesar in Africa in 47 BC; but his life was spared.[2]

See also[edit]

List of Roman gentes

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gaius Julius Caesar, Commentarii de Bello Gallico v. 9, 10.
  2. ^ Gaius Julius Caesar (attributed), De Bello Africo 68, 89.

 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.