Caedicia (gens)

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The gens Caedicia was a plebeian family at Rome. Members of this gens first came to prominence in the early decades of the Republic, but the first who obtained the consulship was Quintus Caedicius Noctua in 289 BC. The family faded from public life during the later Republic, but one of the Caedicii was known to Juvenal, who lived toward the close of the 1st century.[1][2]

Praenomina used by the gens[edit]

The Caedicii used the common praenomina Lucius, Gaius, Marcus, and Quintus.[3]

Branches and cognomina of the gens[edit]

The only cognomen occurring in this gens is Noctua. It seems to have been a personal cognomen, as it was not borne by later Caedicii. Other members of the gens bore no surname.[4]

Members of the gens[edit]

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

See also[edit]

List of Roman gentes


 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.