Name of a Roman plebeian family, probably from Caudium (CIL I2 1744 f.) and attested from the time of the 2nd Punic War. The branch of the Libones (S. [I 5-7; II 4-7]) attained the consulship with S. [I 7] and was part of the Roman high nobility in the early Imperial period. The Curiones (S. [I 1-4]), prominent in the 2nd and 1st cents. BC, disappeared with the Republic. I. Republican period [German version] [I 1] S. Curio, C. As aedile in 196 BC, he built the Temple of Faunus on the Tiber Island.
Praetor urbanus in 183 and the second plebeian to be elected
curio  maximus , in 174 (Liv. 41,21,9), winning this branch of the family its epithet. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [I 2] S. Curio, C. Contemporary of C. Sempronius [I 11] Gracchus, praetor
c. 120 BC, renowned orator, defended Ser. Fulvius (=Ser. Fulvius [I 13] Flaccus?) against an accusation of incest (Rhet. Her. 1,80; Cic. Inv. 1,80; Cic. Brut. 124; Cic. De or. 2,98
et al.; ORF I4 173 f.) in a speech which the 1st cent. BC regarded as outmoded. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [I 3] S. Curio, C. Son of S. [I 2], father of S. [I 4]. In spite of modest rhetorical talent, he began his career as a legal orator;