Cocceia (gens)

The gens Cocceia was a plebeian family at ancient Rome. The gens is first mentioned towards the latter end of the Republic, and is best known as the family to which the emperor Nerva belonged.[1]

Origin of the gens

According to Syme, the Cocceii came from Umbria.[2]

Praenomina used by the gens

The Cocceii used the praenomina Marcus, Lucius, Sextus, and Gaius, of which Marcus was favored by the Cocceii Nervae.[1][3]

Branches and cognomina of the gens

The only family of the Cocceii known under the late Republic bore the cognomen Nerva. A number of personal cognomina were borne by other members of the gens, including Auctus, Balbus, Genialis, Justus, Nepos, Nigrinus, Proculus, Rufinus, and Verus.[3]

Members of the gens

Cocceii Nervae


See also


  1. Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, William Smith, Editor.
  2. Syme, Ronald, The Roman Revolution (1939), pg. 200
  3. Realencyclop├Ądie der Classischen Altertumswissenschaft.
  4. Appianus, Bellum Civile, v. 60, ff.

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Smith, William, ed. (1870). "article name needed". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology.

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