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Cincia (gens)

The gens Cincia was a plebeian family at Rome. The first member of the gens to achieve prominence was Lucius Cincius Alimentus, who was elected praetor in 209 BC.[1]


  • Praenomina used by the gens 1
  • Branches and cognomina of the gens 2
  • Members of the gens 3
  • See also 4
  • Footnotes 5

Praenomina used by the gens

The Cincii are known to have used the praenomina Lucius, Marcus, Gaius, and Publius, all of which were amongst the most common names throughout Roman history.[2][3]

Branches and cognomina of the gens

The only prominent family of the Cincii bore the cognomen Alimentus, presumably derived from alimentum, "food", suggesting that the ancestors of the family may have been cooks. Other cognomina of the Cincii included Faliscus, a Faliscan, Salvius, an Oscan praenomen, and Severus, a common surname meaning "grave, serious," or "severe". Several Cincii are mentioned without a surname.[4][5][6]

Members of the gens

See also


  1. ^ Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, William Smith, Editor.
  2. ^ Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, William Smith, Editor.
  3. ^ Realencyclopädie der Classischen Altertumswissenschaft.
  4. ^ D.P. Simpson, Cassell's Latin & English Dictionary (1963).
  5. ^ Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, William Smith, Editor.
  6. ^ Realencyclopädie der Classischen Altertumswissenschaft.
  7. ^ Titus Livius, Ab Urbe Condita, xxxiv. 4.
  8. ^ Marcus Tullius Cicero, Cato Maior de Senectute, 4, De Oratore, ii. 71, Epistulae ad Atticum, i. 20.
  9. ^ Sextus Pompeius Festus, epitome of Marcus Verrius Flaccus, De Verborum Significatu, s.v. Muneralis.
  10. ^ Titus Livius, Ab Urbe Condita, xxxiv. 56.
  11. ^ Marcus Tullius Cicero, Epistulae ad Atticum, i. 1, 7, 8, 16, 20, iv. 4, a., vi. 2, Epistulae ad Quintum Fratrem, ii. 2, iii. 1. § 2.
  12. ^ Publius Cornelius Tacitus, Annales, xv. 25.


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