Afrania (gens)

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The gens Afrania was a plebeian family at Rome, which is first mentioned in the second century BC. The first member of the gens to achieve prominence was Gaius Afranius Stellio, who became praetor in 185 BC.[1]


The Afranii may have been of Picentine origin. Lucius Afranius, who held the consulship in 60 BC, was from Picenum, and a Titus Afranius or Afrenius was one of the leaders of the Italian confederates during the Social War.[2]


During the Republic, the Afranii used the praenomina Gaius, Lucius, Spurius, and Marcus. Publius and Sextus appear in imperial times.[3]

Branches and cognomina[edit]

The only cognomen of this gens which occurs under the Republic is Stellio.[4]


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

See also[edit]


 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.