Name of an old patrician family. The tribus Sergia was named after it. The family is attested to have attained consulship in the 5th cent. BC (S. [I 5]) but did not achieve lasting importance in the historical period. The attempt of its best-known member, L.S. Catilina, to attain the consulship once more failed with the Catilinarian Conspiracy.
Cite this pageElvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum), Bartels, Jens (Bonn), Müller, Christian (Bochum), Schmitt, Tassilo (Bielefeld), Eck, Werner (Cologne), Tinnefeld, Franz (Munich), Brock, Sebastian P. (Oxford) and Berger, Albrecht (Berlin), “Sergius”, 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 12 August 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1109690>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510
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