The Aelia was an eminent plebian family at Rome, which had managed to obtain the consulship a few times. The first plebian to become an augur was from the Aelia family.
The Aemilia was a prominent and powerful family at Roma. The Aemilia had managed to hold numerous high offices of state and the family was engaged in the construction of many basilica and roads.
The gens Antonia was a Roman family of great antiquity. The most prominent member of Antonia gens was Marcus Antonius, a friend of Gaius Julius Caesar, one of the late triumvirs and lover of Cleopatra. The Antonia gens was one of the co-founders of the Laws of the Twelve tables. The Antonines were frequently engaged in warfare and many male family members were cavalry officers.
The gens Anicia was a wealthy and opulent family, some of the family members became Aediles and Praetors. The most prominent member of the gens Anicia was Lucius Anicius, who defeated the Illyrian king Gentius.
The Albinia gens was a eminent plebian family. The family became one of the first to obtain the office of the Tribune of the Plebs.
The Aquilia gens was a family, which may originally have been of Etruscan origin. The family was often engaged in businesses such as minting and some members succesfully waged war on the Greeks.
The Aurelia was a distinguished and influential Roman family, which held numerous magistracies throughout the republican period. A female member of the Aurelia gens was the mother of Gaius Julius Caesar.
The Baebia was an affluent Roman family of moneyers. The family was well connected to the Aemilia gens.
The Caecilia was a very distuingished Roman family. Many family relatives of the Caecilia gens were staunch supporters of the optimates party. The family boasted many great generals, who triumphed over the Carthaginians and the Macedonians. Among the regions conquered by the Caecilia was Sardinia, Dalmatia, Creta and the Baleares. A Lucius Caecilius Metellus opposed Gaius Julius Caesar in taking hold of the sacred treasury.
The Calpurnia was an influential plebian family, which frequently held the consulship. Many pieces of important legislation were passed by members of the gens Calpurnia.
The gens Cassia was a Roman family of great antiquity. The family boasted a lot of powerful provincial governors in regions such as Hispania and Syria. Gaius Cassius Longinus was the lead instigator in the plot to kill Gaius Julius Caesar.
The gens Claudia was a prominent partrician family. Many of its members frequently held the highest offices of state. The Claudia gens was a proud and very conservative family and fiercely opposed to the plebs..
The gens Cloelia was a prominent partrician family. Its family members frequently held high priestly offices.
The Cornelia was one of the most distuingished Roman gentes. The gens boasted many illustrious men. Among the most important was Publius Cornelius Scipio, who defeated the great Carthaginian general Hannibal at the battle of Zama.
The Fabia was a partrician gens of great antiquity. The Fabia gens was fiercely patriotic and boasted many fine warriors who faught against the Gauls. The family was strongly opposed to the Claudia gens.
The gens Furia was one of the most ancient and noble patrician houses at Rome. Its members often held the highest offices of state throughout the republican period. A certain Lucius Furius triumphed over the Gauls in Cisalpine Gaul.
The gens Herminia was an ancient patrician family at Rome. The family achieved some fame in the early republican period. Some of its members took part in the legendary stand on the Sublician bridge.
The gens Horatia was an ancient patrician family at Rome. Marcus Horatius was one of the first Consuls of the Roman republic. His nephew was a legendary hero and one of the chief defenders at the stand on the Sublician bridge.
The gens Hostilia was an ancient family at Rome, which traced its origin to the third king of Rome. The Senate building bore the name of the gens. Several family members were distinguished fighters in the Punic wars.
The gens Julia was one of the most ancient patrician families at Ancient Rome. Members of the gens attained the highest dignities of the state in the earliest times of the Republic. The gens is best known for its member Gaius Julius Caesar, the dictator, and uncle of the first emperor of Rome.
The gens Junia was one of the most celebrated families at Rome. The family was a prominent one and had participated in the expulsion of the last king of Rome Lucius Tarquinius Superbus. Lucius Junius Brutus was one of the first consuls of the Roman republic. The family was also the first to exhibit gladiatorial battles in the arena.
The gens Licinia was a celebrated plebeian family at Rome. Members of the family ensured the passage of many influential laws. The gens was very wealthy and influential. The family is best known for its member Marcus Licinius Crassus, one of the early triumvirs and perhaps the richest Roman ever.
The Livia gens was a prominent and powerful Roman family. The family obtained many high magistracies. Although most branches were supporters of the poulares party, many members were also well connected to the Porcia gens. Members of the family frequently participated in the wars against the barbarians and the family boasted many fine generals in all of the great conflicts.
The gens Lollia was a plebeian family at Rome and probably of Sabine origin. The family had many cavalry officers. Members of the family acted as witnesses in the trial against Verres, the corrupt Sicilian governor. Some members of the gens fought in the Mithridatic wars.
The gens Lucretia was a prominent partrician family of the Roman Republic. The family was legendary as the cause for the expulsion of the last king of Rome. Many of its members participated in the Punic wars. The gens also made some name for itself as moneyers.
The gens Manlia was one of the oldest and noblest patrician houses at Rome. The gens grew to some prominence in the Punic wars. The gens boasted many fine governors.
The gens Maria was a plebeian family at Rome. Its most celebrated member was Gaius Marius, one of the greatest generals of antiquity, who held the office of Consul seven times.
The gens Menenia was a very ancient and illustrious patrician house at Rome. Some of its members were noteworthy emmisaries and negotiators and several of its members held the office of Consul.
The gens Minucia was a partrician family at Rome. Some of its members obtained high priestly offices, however most of its members were famous as builders and commanders of the Roman fleet.
The gens Mucia was an ancient and noble patrician house at Rome. A lot of its members obtained the highest priestly offices.
The gens Octavia was a plebeian family at Rome, which was eventually raised to patrician status. The family is best known for its member Gaius Octavius, who was the first emperor of Rome.
The gens Pinaria was one of the most ancient patrician families at Rome. Some of its members were notable as Censors. Members of the gens participated in the Punic wars and a certain Marcus Pinarius Posca put an end to an insurrection at Corsica.
The gens Pompeia was an ancient and influential clan. The best known member of the family is Gnaues Pompeius Magnus. He conquered Asia in the Mithridatic wars, destroyed the Cilician rebels and fought against Gaius Julius Caesar in the civil wars.
The gens Pompilia was a relatively obscure plebeian family at Rome during the time of the republic. A certain Sextus Pompilius was tribune of the plebs.
The gens Pomponia was a plebeian family at Rome, which was known as a family of tax collectors and moneyers and many of its members were embroiled in the business of moneylending. Many of its members had good longstanding relations with the Sempronia gens.
The Porcia gens was a powerful and influential Roman family. Its members enacted many laws. The family produced many formidable politicians and eloquent speakers, such as Marcus Porcius Cato (the Elder) and Marcus Porcius Cato (the Younger).
The gens Postumia was one of the most ancient patrician gentes at Rome. Its members frequently held the highest office of the state.
The gens Quinctia was a patrician family at Rome. Its members often held the highest offices of the state throughout the history of the Roman republic. The family produced some men of importance, including cavalry officers, naval officers and ambassadors. The family also undertook the construction of some major temples.
The gens Quinctilia was a patrician family at Rome. The gens produced some Praetors and other magistrates. A certain Publius Quinctilius Varus defeated the Carthiginian general Mago, the brother of Hannibal, in the territory of the Gaulish tribe of the Insubres.
The gens Sempronia was a Roman family of great antiquity. It included both patrician and plebeian branches. Its most famous members were the Gracchi brothers. The two brothers Tiberius Sempronius Gracchus and Gaius Sempronius Gracchus were famous as championers of the plebeian cause. Other members fought in the Punic wars against Carthage. The father of the two brothers succesfully waged war on the Celtiberians in the region of Hispania.
The gens Septimia was a plebeian family at Rome. The family produced some Aediles and Quaestors. Some members of the family fought in the Mithridatic wars.
The gens Sertoria was a Roman family, probably of Sabine origin. The family was relatively undistinguished, except for the Roman general Quintus Sertorius who fought alongside Gaius Marius and Lucius Cornelius Cinna.
The gens Servilia was a patrician family at Rome. The gens was celebrated during the early ages of the Republic. The family produced some men of influence. Some family members fought in the Punic wars as cavalry and army officers.
The gens Sextia was a plebeian family at Rome. The family garnered some fame, with some members becoming Tribune of the Plebs, Lictors and army officers.
The gens Sextilia was a plebeian family at Rome. Members of the family held the offices of Praetor, Quaestor and some were provincial governors. Its members also fought in many wars, including the Punic wars and the Mithradatic war. The family produced many army officers whom were stationed in the distant frontier provinces of that time.
The gens Sulpicia was one of the most ancient patrician families at Rome, and produced a succession of distinguished men, including Consuls, Proconsuls, Aediles, Quaestors, Pontifices, Legati and Military Tribunes. Its members fought in the Samnite and Punic wars.
The gens Titia was a relatively obscure plebeian family at Rome. The gens produced some Tribune of the Plebs and Military Tribunes, however most of its members were busy participating in the corn trade, or acted as moneyers.
The gens Valeria was one of the oldest oldest patrician families of Rome. It produced many illustrious men. A great number of its members were Consuls. The family produced many able negotiators and able generals, who defeated Carthaginians and Macedonians both at sea and on land. The family undertook great efforts to revive agriculture.
The gens Verginia or Virginia was a prominent family at Rome, which from an early period was divided into patrician and plebeian branches. The gens was of great antiquity, and frequently filled the highest honors of the state during the early years of the Republic. A certain Procolus Verginius opposed the enactment of the first agrarian laws. Many members of the family fought as Military Tribunes in the Punic wars.
The gens Veturia was a patrician family at Rome, which also had plebeian branches. The patrician branch was of great antiquity and a member of the gens is said to have made the sacred ancilia consecrated to Mars and also helped to create the Laws of the Twelve Tables. The family produced many Military Tribunes and Quaestors, many of whom fought in the Punic wars.