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Plebeian gentile name (less commonly Aquilius; see ThLL, 2,375), in the 5th cent. BC also patrician, but the bearers do not appear to be historical.

I. Republican period

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[I 1] Aquillii fratres (end of the 6th cent. BC)

Supposedly conspired against the newly established Republic and were executed (Liv. 2,4-5; Plut. Pobl. 4-7 [1].

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[I 2] A. (Tuscus ?), C. Cos. 487 BC

Consul in 487 BC, fought according to tradition against the Hernici and received an ovatio (Li…

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Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum), Giaro, Tomasz (Frankfurt/Main), Blänsdorf, Jürgen (Mainz) and Eck, Werner (Cologne), “Aquillius”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 10 May 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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