Of the Acilii Balbi, one Manius Acilius Balbus was consul in 150 BC, another in 114 BC. To another family belonged T. Ampius Balbus, a supporter of Pompey, but afterwards pardoned by Julius Caesar (cf. Cic. ad Fam. vi. 12 and xiii. 70). We know also of Q. Antonius Balbus, praetor in Sicily in 82 BC, and Marcus Atius Balbus, who married Julia Minor, a sister of Caesar, and had a daughter Atia, mother of Augustus.
The most important of the name were the two Cornelii Balbi, natives of Gades (Cádiz):
Others with the cognomen include:
- Marcus Atius Balbus (105 BC-51 BC)
- Decius Laelius Balbus (c. 6 BC)
- Gaius Norbanus Balbus (died c. 81 BC), Roman consul
- Quintus Bruttius Balbus, of the gens Bruttia
- Manius Acilius Balbus, of the gens Acilia
- Lucius Thorius Balbus (c. 111 BC), author of the agrarian law known as the Thoria Lex
- One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Balbus". Encyclopædia Britannica. 3 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 242.
- "Description historique et chronologique des monnaies de la République ... - Ernest Babelon - Google Livres". google.ca.
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