Sergii was one of the oldest patrician families in Rome. Although it was of consular heritage, Sergii were then declining in both social and financial fortunes.
Virgil later gave the family an ancestor, Sergestus, who had come with Aeneas to Italy, presumably because they were notably ancient; but they had not been prominent for centuries, Sergestusque, domus tenet a quo Sergia nomen.
Branches and cognomina of the gens
The Sergii regularly used the cognomina Esquilinus, Fidenas and Catilina.
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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