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.
Branches and cognomina
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.
- Lucius Appuleius, tribune of the plebs in 391 BC, impeached Camillus for having secreted part of the spoils of Veii.
- Quintus Appuleius Pansa, consul in 300 BC.
- Lucius Appuleius, one of the Roman ambassadors sent in 156 BC to examine the state of affairs between Attalus and Prusias.
- Appuleius, proquaestor, perhaps of Quintus Marcius Philippus, proconsul in Asia in 55 BC.
- Appuleius, a praediator mentioned by Cicero in two of his letters.
- Marcus Appuleius, quaestor in Asia at the time of Caesar's death in 44 BC, proscribed by the triumvirs, but afterward restored to his native country.
- Appuleius, probably tribunus plebis, proscribed by the triumvirs in 43 BC, and escaped with his wife to Sicilia.
- Sextus Appuleius Sex. f. Sex. n., consul in 29 BC.
- Marcus Appuleius Sex. f. Sex. n., consul in 20 BC, possibly the same person as Marcus Appuleius.
- Sextus Appuleius Sex. f. Sex. n., consul in AD 14, a relation of Augustus.
- Appuleius Celsus, a physician from Centuripa in Sicilia, who was the tutor of Valens and Scribonius Largus.
- Appuleius, perhaps named Lucius, author of Metamorphoses, or The Golden Ass.
- Lucius Appuleius Barbarus, a botanical writer, probably dating to the 4th century.
- Appuleia Varilla, 1st century AD, only child of Claudia Marcella Major (niece of Roman emperor Augustus)
- Gaius Appuleius Saturninus, one of the commissioners sent by the Senate in 168 BC to inquire into and settle the disputes between the Pisani and Lunenses.
- Lucius Appuleius Saturninus, praetor in 166 BC.
- Lucius Appuleius Saturninus, tribunus plebis in 103, 102 and 100 BC.
- Lucius Appuleius Saturninus (propraetor 58 BC), propraetor of Macedonia in 58 BC.
- Gnaeus Appuleius L. f. Saturninus, son of the propraetor of Macedonia.
- Gaius Appuleius Decianus, tribunus plebis in 98 BC.
- Gaius Appuleius C. f. Decianus, a negotiator at Pergamon and Apollonis in Asia Minor.
Others with this name
- Pseudo-Apuleius, 4th century writer also known as Appuleius Barbarus or Appuleius Platonicus
- Lucius Caecilicus Minutianus Appuleius, 10th century writer
- Titus Livius, Ab Urbe Condita v. 32.
- Plutarchus, Lives of the Noble Greeks and Romans Camillus 12.
- Polybius, The Histories xxxii. 26.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero, Epistulae ad Familiares xiii. 45, 46.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero, Epistulae ad Atticum xii. 14, 17.
- Appianus, Bellum Civile iii. 93.
- Lucius Cassius Dio Cocceianus, Roman History liv. 7.
- Scribonius Largus, De Compos. Medicam. capp. 94, 171.
- Titus Livius, Ab Urbe Condita xlv. 13.
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.