Cocceia (gens)

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The gens Cocceia was a plebeian family at ancient Rome. The gens is first mentioned towards the latter end of the Republic, and is best known as the family to which the emperor Nerva belonged.[1]

Origin of the gens[edit]

According to Syme, the Cocceii came from Umbria.[2]

Praenomina used by the gens[edit]

The Cocceii used the praenomina Marcus, Lucius, Sextus, and Gaius, of which Marcus was favored by the Cocceii Nervae.[1][3]

Branches and cognomina of the gens[edit]

The only family of the Cocceii known under the late Republic bore the cognomen Nerva. A number of personal cognomina were borne by other members of the gens, including Auctus, Balbus, Genialis, Justus, Nepos, Nigrinus, Proculus, Rufinus, and Verus.[3]

Members of the gens[edit]

Cocceii Nervae[edit]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, William Smith, Editor.
  2. ^ Syme, Ronald, The Roman Revolution (1939), pg. 200
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o Realencyclopädie der Classischen Altertumswissenschaft.
  4. ^ Appianus, Bellum Civile, v. 60, ff.

 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.