Category:Gens Quinctia (Nova Roma)

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QUINTIA, or QUINCTIA GENS, originally patrician, but subsequently plebeian also. The ancient and more correct form of the name is Quinctius, which occurs on coins and the Fasti Capitolini. The Quintia gens was one of the Alban houses removed to Rome by Tullus Hostilius, and enrolled by him among the patricians (Liv. i. 30). It was con­sequently one of the minores gentes. (Niebuhr, Hist. ofRome vol. ii. pp. 291, 292.) Its members often held throughout the whole history of the republic the highest offices of the state, and it produced some men of importance even during the imperial period. For nearly the first forty years after the expulsion of the kings the Quintii are not mentioned, and the first of the gens, who ob­tained the consulship, was T. Quintius Capitolinus Barbatus in b.c. 471; but from that year their name constantly appears in the Fasti. The three great patrician families of the Qnintia Gens were those of Capitolinus, Cincinnatus, and Flamininus. Besides these we find Quintii with the following surnames : Atta, Claudus, Crispinus, Hirpinus, Scapula, Trogus. The only surname that occurs on coins is that of Crispinus Sulpicianus, which is found on coins struck in the time of Augustus. (Eckhel, vol. v. p. 291.) It is related that it was the custom in the Quintia gens for even the women not to wear any ornaments of gold. (Plin. H. N. xxxiii. 1. s. 6.)

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Praenomina commonly used by members of this gens in ancient times were:

Used by the Quinctii Capitolini and Cincinnati:
Gaius, Gnaeus, Caeso, Lucius, Quintus, and Titus.
Used by the Quinctii Claudi and Crispini:
Caeso, Lucius, Titus.
Used by the Quinctii Flaminini:
Gaius, Caeso, Lucius, Titus.

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

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