Modia (gens)

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The gens Modia was a minor family at Ancient Rome, known from a small number of individuals.[1]


The Modii are known to have used the praenomina Quintus, Septimus, Marcus, Gaius, and Lucius, all of which were very common, except for Septimus, which was quite unusual.[2]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, vol. II, p. 1109 ("Modius").
  2. ^ Chase, p. 151.
  3. ^ Realencyclopädie der Classischen Altertumswissenschaft, s. v. "Modius".
  4. ^ Varro]], Rerum Rusticarum, ii. 7.
  5. ^ Cicero, In Verrem, ii. 48.
  6. ^ a b c d e PIR, vol. II, p. 385.
  7. ^ Juvenal, iii. 130.


 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1870). "Modius". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. II. p. 1109.