Carisia (gens)

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The gens Carisia was a Roman family during the latter half of the 1st century BC The most famous member of the gens was Titus Carisius, who defeated the Astures in Hispania, and took their chief town, Lancia, circa 25 BC; but in consequence of his cruelty and insolence, the Astures took up arms again in 22.[1][2][3]

There is a coin in which Titus Carisius is identified as triumvir monetalis, and another which mentions Publius Carisius, as legatus and propraetor, together with the word Emerita, apparently referring to the town of Augusta Emerita in Lusitania, which the emperor Augustus established for the emeriti, veterans of the war in Hispania. From this it has been conjectured that the praenomen Titus, assigned to the conqueror of the Astures by Cassius Dio, should instead be Publius.[4][5][6]

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  1. ^ Florus, Epitome de T. Livio Bellorum Omnium Annorum DCC libri duo, iv. 12. § 55, ff.
  2. ^ Paulus Orosius, Historiarum Adversum Paganos Libri VII, vi. 21.
  3. ^ Lucius Cassius Dio Cocceianus, Roman History, liii. 25, liv. 5.
  4. ^ Lucius Cassius Dio Cocceianus, Roman History, liv. 26.
  5. ^ Joseph Hilarius Eckhel, Doctrina Numorum Veterum, v. p. 162, ff.
  6. ^ Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, William Smith, Editor.

 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.