Category:Gens Sempronia (Nova Roma)
SEMPRONIA GENS, patrician and plebeian. This gens was of great antiquity, and one of its members, A. Sempronius Atratinus, obtained the consulship as early as b. c. 497, twelve years after the foundation of the republic. The Sempronii were divided into many families, of which the Atratini were undoubtedly patrician, but all the others appear to have been plebeian: their names are Asellio, Blaesus, Densus, Gracchus, Longus, Musca, Pitio, Rufus, Rutilus, Sophus, Tuditanus. Of these, Atratinus, Gracchus, and Pitio alone occur on coins. The glory of the Sempronia gens is confined to the republican period. Very few persons of this name, and none of them of any importance, are mentioned under the empire.
Praenomina commonly used by members of this gens in ancient times were:
- Used by the Sempronii Blaesi, Gracchi, Longi, and Sophi:
- Gaius, Publius, Tiberius.
- Used by the Sempronii Tuditani:
- Gaius, Marcus, Publius.
- Used by other branches of the gens:
- Lucius, Gaius, and Aulus.
In modern times the most common praenomina have been Gaius, Lucius, Marcus, Titus, Tiberius, Sextus, and Aulus. The praenomina Quintus, Gnaeus, Spurius, Manius, and Numerius have not been used by the Sempronii in the modern era.