Epidia (gens)

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The gens Epidia was a plebeian family at Rome. The only members to achieve any importance lived during the first century BC.[1]


The rhetorician Epidius claimed descent from Epidius Nuncionus, a rural deity, who appears to have been worshipped upon the banks of the Sarnus.[2]


See also[edit]

List of Roman gentes


  1. ^ Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, William Smith, Editor.
  2. ^ a b Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus, De Claris Rhetoribus 4.
  3. ^ Lucius Cassius Dio Cocceianus, Roman History xliv. 9, 10.
  4. ^ Appianus, Bellum Civile ii. 108, 122.
  5. ^ Plutarchus, Lives of the Noble Greeks and Romans Caesar 61.
  6. ^ Marcus Velleius Paterculus, Compendium of Roman History ii. 68.
  7. ^ Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus, De Vita Caesarum Caesar 79, 80.
  8. ^ Marcus Tullius Cicero, Philippicae xiii. 15.

 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.