(also frequently Popilius). Name of a Plebeian gens attested from the 4th cent. BC. The family maintained a joint funeral cult (Cic. Leg. 2,55). Its most famous branch was the Laenates (with regard to the cognomen Laenas); insignificant from the early Imperial period onwards.
[I 1] P. Laenas Augur, in 44 BC adviser of the murderers of Caesar
Augur (Cic. Att. 12,13,2), in 44 BC was the adviser of the murderers of Caesar and may…
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