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See also: Gens Servilia in Nova Roma.


The Servilia gens was one of the Alban houses brought to Rome by Tullius Hostilius (and moved to the Caelian Hill), and enrolled by him among the patricians (Livy i. 30.) It was, consequently, one of the minores gentes. Like other Roman gentes, the Servilii of course had their own sacra; and they are said to have worshiped a triens, or copper coin, which is reported to have increased or dimi­nished in size at various times, thus indicating the increase or diminution of the honours of the gens (Pliny, Natural History xxxiv. 13. s. 38).

The Servilia gens was very celebrated during the early ages of the republic, and the names of few gentes appear more frequently at this period in the consular Fasti. It continued to produce men of influence in the state down to the latest times of the republic, and even in the imperial period. The first member of the gens who obtained the consulship was P. Servilius Priscus Structus, in b. c. 495, and the last of the name who appears in the consular Fasti is Q. Servilius Silanus, in A. d. 189, thus occupying a prominent position in the Roman state for nearly seven hundred years.

The Servilii were divided into numerous families; of these the names in the republican period are: Ahala, Axilla, Caepio, Casca, Geminus, Glaucia, Priscus (with the agnomen Fidenas), Rullus, Structus, Tucca, Vatia (with the agnomen Isauricus).

Servilius Ahala

Gaius Servilius Ahala

Servilius Axilla

Servilius Caepio

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