Appuleia (gens)

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The gens Appuleia, occasionally written Apuleia, was a plebeian family at Rome, which flourished from the fifth century BC into imperial times. The first of the gens to achieve importance was Lucius Appuleius, tribune of the plebs in 391 BC.


The principal names used by the Appuleii were Lucius, Sextus, and Gaius. There is one early instance of the praenomen Quintus, but Marcus and Gnaeus are not found before the first century BC.

Branches and cognomina[edit]

The cognomina of this gens are Decianus, Pansa, and Saturninus. Of these, only Saturninus was a regular surname. Decianus was first used by a member adopted from the Decia gens, and passed to his children.


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

Appuleii Saturnini[edit]

Appuleii Deciani[edit]

Others with this name[edit]

See also[edit]

List of Roman gentes


  1. ^ Titus Livius, Ab Urbe Condita v. 32.
  2. ^ Plutarchus, Lives of the Noble Greeks and Romans Camillus 12.
  3. ^ Polybius, The Histories xxxii. 26.
  4. ^ Marcus Tullius Cicero, Epistulae ad Familiares xiii. 45, 46.
  5. ^ Marcus Tullius Cicero, Epistulae ad Atticum xii. 14, 17.
  6. ^ Appianus, Bellum Civile iii. 93.
  7. ^ Lucius Cassius Dio Cocceianus, Roman History liv. 7.
  8. ^ Scribonius Largus, De Compos. Medicam. capp. 94, 171.
  9. ^ Titus Livius, Ab Urbe Condita xlv. 13.

 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.