Roman nomen gentile, sometimes confused with Sextius. The family surfaced as patrician with S.  and  in the mid 5th cent. BC. In the late Republic, it had only (politically insignificant) plebeian members.
Cite this pageElvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum), Müller, Christian (Bochum) and Bartels, Jens (Bonn), “Sestius”, 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 29 March 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1110690>
First published online: 2006
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