Appuleia (gens)

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The gens Appuleia, occasionally written Apuleia, was a plebeian family at ancient 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.[1]


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]


See also[edit]

List of Roman gentes


  1. ^ Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, vol. I, p. 248 ("Appuleia or Apuleia Gens").
  2. ^ Livy, v. 32.
  3. ^ Plutarch, "The Life of Camillus", 12.
  4. ^ Polybius, xxxii. 26.
  5. ^ Sherk, "Senatus Consultum De Agro Pergameno", p. 368.
  6. ^ Cicero, Epistulae ad Familiares, xiii. 45, 46.
  7. ^ Cicero, Epistulae ad Atticum, xii. 14, 17.
  8. ^ Appian, Bellum Civile, iii. 93.
  9. ^ Cassius Dio, liv. 7.
  10. ^ Syme, The Augustan Aristocracy, p. 317
  11. ^ Scribonius Largus, De Compositione Medicamentorum, 94, 171.
  12. ^ Livy, xlv. 13.
  13. ^ a b Syme, "The Stemma of the Sentii Saturnini", pp. 157, 158.


 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.