The gens Blossia, also spelled Blosia, was a Roman family of Campanian origin, which came to prominence during the Second Punic War. The most famous member of the gens is probably Gaius Blossius, an intimate friend of Tiberius Sempronius Gracchus, whom he urged to bring forward his agrarian law. He fled from Rome after the murder of Gracchus, and eventually took his own life for fear of falling into the hands of his enemies.
Members of the gens
- Marius Blossius, praetor of the Campanians at the time of the revolt of Capua against Rome in 216 BC.
- Blossii, two brothers whose praenomina are not recorded, who attempted to bring about another revolt at Capua in 210 BC, but who were instead captured and put to death.
- Gaius Blossius, a native of Cumae, and friend of Tiberius Sempronius Gracchus, whom he urged to bring forward his agrarian law.
This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Smith, William, ed. (1870). "article name needed". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology.
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