Category:Gens Calpurnia (Nova Roma)

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CALPURNIA GENS, plebeian, pretended to be descended from Calpus, the third of the four sons of Numa; and accordingly we find the head of Numa on some of the coins of this gens. (Plut. Num. 21; Hor. Ars Poet. 292 ; Festus, s. v. Cal-purni; Eckhel, v. p. 160.) The Calpurnii are not mentioned till the time of the first Punic war, and the first of them who obtained the consulship was C. Calpurnius Piso in b. c. 180 ; but from this time their consulships are very frequent, and the family of the Pisones becomes one of the most illustrious in the Roman state. The family-names under the republic are Bestia, Bibulus, Flamma, and Piso and some of the Pisones are distinguished by the surnames of Caesoninus and Frugi.

Source: Smith


Praenomina commonly used by members of this gens in ancient times were Gaius, Gnaeus, Lucius, and Quintus.

In modern times the most common praenomina have been Lucius, Gaius, and Tiberius. The praenomina Marcus, Publius, Quintus, Sextus, Aulus, Decimus, Gnaeus, Spurius, Manius, Servius, Appius, and Vibius have not been used by the Calpurnii in the modern era.

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