Girish Mahajan (Editor)

Lollia (gens)

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Reddit
Lollia (gens)

The gens Lollia was a plebeian family at Rome. Members of the gens do not appear at Rome until the last century of the Republic. The first of the family to obtain the consulship was Marcus Lollius, in 21 BC.



The Lollii appear to have been either of Samnite or Sabine origin, for a Samnite of this name is mentioned in the war with Pyrrhus and Marcus Lollius Palicanus, who was tribune of the plebs in 71 BC, is described as a native of Picenum.


The praenomina used by the Lollii included Quintus, Marcus, Lucius and Gnaeus.

Branches and cognomina

The only cognomen of the Lollii in the time of the Republic was Palicanus, but others appear under the Empire.


This list includes abbreviated praenomina. For an explanation of this practice, see filiation.
  • Lollius, a Samnite hostage during the war with Pyrrhus, afterward headed a band of outlaws.
  • Quintus Lollius, an elderly eques in Sicilia, mistreated during the administration of Verres, from 73 to 71 BC.
  • Marcus Lollius Q. f., appeared on behalf of his father at the trial of Verres.
  • Quintus Lollius Q. f., murdered while traveling to Sicilia in order to gather evidence against Verres.
  • Lucius Lollius, a legate of Gnaeus Pompeius during the Mithridatic War.
  • Gnaeus Lollius, triumvir nocturnus, condemned together with his colleagues, for arriving too late to extinguish a fire in the Via Sacra.
  • Marcus Lollius Palicanus, tribune of the plebs in 71 BC, was a prominent reformer, and an opponent of tyranny and the abuse of power. He was a supporter of Pompeius, as well as the victims of Verres. He had reached the Praetorship in 69 BC, but was foiled of the consulship by Gaius Piso.
  • Lollia, the wife of Aulus Gabinius, and mother of Aulus Gabinius Sisenna. She may have been a daughter of the tribune Palicanus. She was debauched by Caesar.
  • Marcus Lollius, father of the consul of 21 BC.
  • Marcus Lollius M. f. perhaps with the cognomen Paulinus, was consul in 21 BC, and guardian of Gaius Julius Caesar, one the grandsons of Augustus.
  • Lollius M. f. M. n, a Roman soldier who served in Hispania against the Cantabri.
  • Marcus Lollius M. f. M. n., perhaps with the cognomen Paulinus, son of the consul of 21 BC; perhaps consul suffectus in AD 13.
  • Lollius Bassus, a native of Smyrna and the author of ten epigrams in the Greek Anthology, the last of which, on the death of Germanicus, places it about AD 19.
  • Lollia M. f. M. n. Saturnina, the wife of Decimus Valerius Asiaticus, and a mistress of Caligula.
  • Lollia M. f. M. n. Paulina, the wife of Publius Memmius Regulus, and later of Caligula, whom she married in AD 38.
  • Quintus Lollius Alcamenes, decurio and duumvir of an unknown municipium.
  • Marcus Lollius Paulinus, consul suffectus in AD 93.
  • Marcus Lollius Senecio, a probable Numidian landowner and father of Quintus Lollius Urbicus.
  • Quintus Lollius Urbicus, appointed governor of Britannia by Antoninus Pius in AD 138.
  • Marcus Lollius Alexander, an engraver, whose name occurs in an inscription in Doni.
  • References

    Lollia (gens) Wikipedia

    Similar Topics
    Amanda Beard
    Ivan Clues