Digitia (gens)

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The gens Digitia was a plebeian or family at Rome. Members of this gens are first mentioned during the Second Punic War.[1]

Origin[edit]

The first of the Digitii was an Italian ally of Rome, who received the Roman franchise in recognition of great heroism during the taking of Carthago Nova in 210 BC.[1]

Members[edit]

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

See also[edit]

List of Roman gentes

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, William Smith, Editor.
  2. ^ Titus Livius, Ab Urbe Condita, xxvi. 48.
  3. ^ Given time frames and the unlikelihood of such quick promotion from generation to generation to high office, it is possible, but unjustified, that this S Digitius was the marine commander of 209BC's son.
  4. ^ Titus Livius, Ab Urbe Condita, xxxv. 1, 2, xxxvii. 4, xli. 22, xlii. 27.
  5. ^ Paulus Orosius, Historiarum Adversum Paganos Libri VII, iv. 22.
  6. ^ Titus Livius, Ab Urbe Condita, xliii. 11.

 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.