Paconia gens

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The gens Paconia was a minor plebeian family at ancient Rome. No members of this gens obtained any of the higher offices of the Roman state in the time of the Republic, but Aulus Paconius Sabinus held the consulship in AD 58, during the reign of Nero.


The nomen Paconius belongs to a class of gentilicia formed using the suffix -onius, which were originally derived from other names ending in -o, although later the suffix came to be regarded as a regular gentile-forming suffix in other cases. In this instance, the root of the name is probably the Oscan praenomen Paccius, which would make it cognate with Paccius, Pacilia, and perhaps Pacidia.[1]


This list includes abbreviated praenomina. For an explanation of this practice, see filiation.

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  1. ^ Chase, pp. 118, 119, 139.
  2. ^ Cicero, Pro Milone, 27.
  3. ^ Cicero, Epistulae ad Quintum Fratrem, i. 1. § 6.
  4. ^ Tacitus, Annales, iii. 67.
  5. ^ Suetonius, "The Life of Tiberius", 61.
  6. ^ a b c d PIR, vol. III, p. 4.
  7. ^ Tacitus, Annales, xvi. 28, 29, 33.
  8. ^ Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, vol. I, p. 82 ("Paconius Agrippinus").