Antistia (gens)

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The gens Antistia, sometimes written Antestia, was a plebeian family at Rome. The first of the gens to achieve prominence was Sextus Antistius, tribune of the people in 422 BC.[1][2][3]

Origin[edit]

According to Dionysius of Halicarnassus, a certain Antistius Petro of Gabii concluded a treaty with Rome in the time of Lucius Tarquinius Superbus, the seventh and last King of Rome. This legend points to a tradition that the Antistii originated at Gabii, an ancient Latin town a short distance east of Rome.[4][5]

Praenomina[edit]

The oldest families of the Antistii used the praenomina Sextus, Lucius, and Marcus. In the later Republic, members of the gens also used Publius, Titus, Gaius, and Quintus. The Antistii Veteres used primarily Gaius and Lucius.

Branches and cognomina[edit]

In the earlier ages of the Republic, none of the members of the gens appear with any surname, and even in later times they are sometimes mentioned without one. The surnames under the Republic are Labeo, Reginus, and Vetus. The latter was the greatest family of the Antistii, and held several consulships from the time of Augustus to that of Antoninus Pius. In 29 BC, Octavian elevated this family to the patriciate.[1][6]

Members[edit]

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

Antistii Labeones[edit]

Antistii Veteres[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, vol. I, p. 209 ("Antistia Gens").
  2. ^ a b Titus Livius, Ab Urbe Condita iv. 42.
  3. ^ Universal Historical Dictionary, vol. 1, s.v. "Antistia, gens".
  4. ^ a b Dionysius, i. 4.
  5. ^ a b Universal Historical Dictionary, vol. 1, s.v. "Antistius Petro".
  6. ^ Farney, p. 288.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, vol. I, p. 209 ("Antistius").
  8. ^ Livy, vi. 30.
  9. ^ Broughton, vol. I, p. 106.
  10. ^ Livy, xxvi. 33, ix. 12.
  11. ^ Broughton, vol. I, p. 154.
  12. ^ Livy, xxi. 63.
  13. ^ Broughton, vol. I, p. 239.
  14. ^ Livy, xxvii. 36.
  15. ^ Broughton, vol. I, p. 293.
  16. ^ Plutarch, "The Life of Tiberius Gracchus", 4.
  17. ^ Cicero, Brutus, 63, 90, Pro Roscio Amerino, 32.
  18. ^ Velleius Paterculus, ii. 26.
  19. ^ Appian, Bellum Civile, i. 88.
  20. ^ Livy, Epitome 86.
  21. ^ Plutarch, "The Life of Pompeius", 9.
  22. ^ Drumann, Geschichte Roms, vol. i., p. 55.
  23. ^ Broughton, vol. II, p. 41.
  24. ^ Cicero, Epistulae ad Familiares, xiii. 29.
  25. ^ Broughton, vol. II, p. 249.
  26. ^ Caesar, De Bello Gallico, vi. 1, vii. 83, 90.
  27. ^ Cicero, Epistulae ad Atticum, x. 12.
  28. ^ Eckhel, vol. v., p. 137.
  29. ^ Broughton, vol. II, p. 252.
  30. ^ Suetonius, "The Life of Caesar", 82.
  31. ^ Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, vol. III, p. 880 ("Antistius Sosianus").
  32. ^ Tacitus, Annales xliii. 28, xiv. 48, xvi. 14, Historiae iv. 44.
  33. ^ Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, vol. III, p. 680 ("Antistius Rusticus").
  34. ^ Martial, ix. 31.
  35. ^ a b c PIR, vol. I, p. 85.
  36. ^ Krieckhaus, pp. 116–126.
  37. ^ A Companion to Marcus Aurelius, pp. 236–237.
  38. ^ Greek Anthology vol. xiii., p. 852 (ed. Jacobs).
  39. ^ PIR, vol. I, p. 86.
  40. ^ Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, vol. II, p. 692 ("Quintus Antistius Labeo").
  41. ^ Scholia ad Horatii Satirae i. 3. 83.
  42. ^ Plutarch, "The Life of Brutus", 12
  43. ^ Appian, Bellum Civile, iv. 135.
  44. ^ Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, vol. II, pp. 692, 693 ("Marcus? Antistius Labeo").
  45. ^ a b c d Velleius Paterculus, ii. 43.
  46. ^ Plutarch, "The Life of Caesar", 5.
  47. ^ Suetonius, "The Life of Caesar", 7.
  48. ^ Broughton, vol. II, pp. 127, 133, 139.
  49. ^ Plutarch, "The Life of Caesar", 5.
  50. ^ Cicero, Epistulae ad Quintum Fratrem, ii. 1 § 3, Epistulae ad Atticum, xiv. 9. § 3.
  51. ^ Cassius Dio, xlvii. 27, liii. 25.
  52. ^ Appian, Bellum Illyricum, 17.
  53. ^ Velleius Paterculus, ii. 90.
  54. ^ Florus, iv. 12. § 21.
  55. ^ Cassius Dio, lv. 9.
  56. ^ Tacitus, Annales iv. 17.
  57. ^ Frontinus, De Aquaeductu, 102.
  58. ^ a b c Fasti Capitolini
  59. ^ Tacitus, Annales xxi. 25.
  60. ^ Tacitus, Annales xiii. 11, 53, xiv. 57, 58, xvi. 10, 11.
  61. ^ Cassius Dio, lxvii. 14.
  62. ^ a b Liber Pontificalis.
  63. ^ a b Hydatius.
  64. ^ a b Chronography of 354
  65. ^ Corpus Juris Civilis, 2 tit. 13 § 1.

Bibliography[edit]

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1870). "Antistia Gens". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. 1. p. 209.