Gens: ATEIUS  
Created: 20th December 2007
Update:  10th June 2020
Status Republic: Patrician:     Pleb. Nobilis:       Senatorial: X    Eques Romanus: X    Local magistrate:  
Republican Family / Cognomen
Patrician n/a
Pleb. Nobilis n/a
Senatorial no cognomen, Capito
Equestrian no cognomen, Capito
Local magistrat. n/a
Uncertain n/a
Imperial Family / Cognomen
Imperators n/a
Consular Capito
Senatorial no cognomen
Equestrian n/a
Equestrian (mil) Peculiaris
Local magistrat. Capito
Uncertain n/a
Republican Consuls, Tribunes with consular power, Dictators, Magister Equitum, Censors 0
Imperial Consuls and Emperors (Augusti and Caesars) 1 incl. 0 emperors
Literature Buongiorno, Pierangelo: "Ateii Capitones", in IVRA (Rivista Internazionale di Diritto Romano e Antico), vol.59, 2011, p.195-216 with stemma p.215
detailed discussion of evidence. Proposes RE10 to be dated earlier and a cousin of C. and L. Ateius Capito.
Burnand: Primores Galliarum (2010) p.355-356 (§147 E118 C. Ateius Peculiaris, PP = primus pilus)
Cristofori, Alessandro: "Note prosopografiche su personaggi di età tardorepubblicana", in ZPE Bd. 90 (1992), p.142-144 (the Manuscript give the name of the man pardoned
by Caesar in Africa in 46 as Caeteius, generally amended to C. Ateius.. He discusses which C. Ateius he could be, hardly RE7, but could be RE2 or RE3, but
name could be C. Aeteius.)
Deniaux: Clientèles et pouvoir (1993) p.393 (§6 C. Ateius Capito, friend of Cicero), p.455-457 (§14 ditto, Deniaux identifies him with RE2 the jurist)
Dobson: Primipilares (1978) p.341 (§63 C. Ateius Peculiaris)
Hinard: Proscriptions (1985) p.446-447 (§34 Capito, proscribed and executed; could be an Ateius, but also a Fonteius, Gabinius, Oppius etc)
Kunkel: Herkunft der Juristen (1952/2001) p.31-32 (§52 C. Ateius, RE3, pupil of Servius Sulpicius Rufus, probably not the tr pl 55 C. Ateius Capito), 
p.114-115 (§2 C. Ateius Capito, cos suff 5 AD)
Moore: Expulsion from the Senate (2013) p.303-306 with stemma (§22 C. Ateius (L.f. Ani.) Capito, tr pl 55, expelled in 50; he suggests that Capito Aelianus (C412), 
son of L. Aelius Seianus,was adopted by the consul of 5 AD, and his full namr was C. Ateius Capito Aelianus, but there are other explanations)
Mouritsen: Pompeian Epigraphy (1988) p.127 (C. Ateius Capito, aedil cand at Pompeii 50/79)
Oliver, J.H.: "Gerusiae and Augustales", in Historia Bd. 7, 1958, p.486-487 refutes Taylor and believes an Albius Capito is more likely as II vir at Trebula Suffenas. 
Sangriso, Paolo: "Terra Sigillata e Politica Augustea:  Alcune note su Cn. Ateius", in Studi Classici e Orientali, Vol. 46, 1998, p. 919-932. In connection with a potter
Cn. Ateius, he discusses the Ateius family (stemma p.932) and suggests that RE7 and RE9 were cousins not brothers.
Syme, Ronald: "Personal Names in Annals I-VI", in JRS Vol. 39, 1949, p.8 discusses whether M. Aletus pr 17 AD should be read as M. Ateius. He is skeptical.
Syme: Augustan Aristocracy (1986) p.307-308 (suggests Capito Aelianus, son of Sejanus, was adopted by C. Ateius Capito cos suff 5 AD)
Taylor, Lily Ross: "Trebula Suffenas and the Plautii Silvani", in Memoirs of the American Academy in Rome, Vol. 24 (1956), p.21 argues
that the II vir Capito at Trebula Suffenas is the cos suff of 5 AD, who actually died in 22 AD. Trebula Suffenas is in tribus Aniensis.
Taylor: Voting Districts (1960/2013) p.194 (L. Ateius L.f. Capito mentioned on Senatus Consultum of 51 BC in tribus Aniensis)
Wiseman: New Men (1971) p.215-216 (§51 Ateius leg 41-40 §52 C. Ateius Capito, tr pl 55; §53 L. Ateius Capito, pr)
Changes 2013.12.31 Header restructured plus updates.
2020.06.10 New header, reference list plus many updates
RE4 cf RE5 RE5 cf RE4
L. Ateius Capito M. Ateius
ab Castrum Novum in Etruria Sullan centurino in siege of Athens 86
Sullan centurion ? = RE4, but then praenomen is wrong
RE7 cf RE1   RE9 cf RE1 Nic35 RE2 [not in RE] RE3 not in RE RE1 Hinard34
C. Ateius (L.f.) Capito  L. Ateius L.f. Capito Ateius [M. Ateius Balbus] C. Ateius C. Ateius Ateius Capito
tr pl 55 trib Ani. leg Gallia Cisalpina 41-40 [promag Sardinia 38] iurist pupil of Ser. Sulpicius Rufus pompeian ment by  senator ?
prosecutor 54 of M.Antonius [ERROR for Atius] maybe praenomen is wrong pardoned by Cic. ad II.8 proscribed
expelled from senate 50 senator 51 pr an. inc. since C. Capito was not (?) a iurist. Caesar 46 cf RE7 or RE9 and killed 43
praef agr dand assig 44 issued coins 37-36 (Caesar Bell. cf Hinard
Afr. 89.5)
A1278 RE6 RE8 A1279 RE10 cf A1279
M. Aletus C. Ateius L.f.L.n. Capito L. Ateius M.f. Capito
? error for M. Ateius jurist, mention 17 BC from Castrum Novum in Etruria,
praetorius sent as leg  cos suff 5 AD † 22 II vir quinquennalis,
to Asia in 17 AD curator aquarum 13-22 note tribus of town is Voltinia, not Aniensis,
? = Capito II vir at Trebula Suffenas † 22 late republican/early imperial
CIL-IV-9918 A1281 RE12 ====== A1281  RE Aius 2 PIR addendum
C. Ateius Capito [ T. Ateius Sanctus  ] [ T. A(te)ius Sanctus is a misreading for T. Aius Sanctus ]
aedil cand at Pompeii 50/79 [ teacher of ] [ ab epistulis Graecis 171/172 ]
probably a local taking the cognomen [ rhetoric for ] [ praef Aegyp 179/180 ]
of the famous Ateius Capito. [ COMMODUS ] [ adlectus inter praetorius by COMMODUS ]
[ = RE Aius 2 ] [ cos suff ca 185 ]
[ † by 189
A1280 cf RE6
Ateius M[--]
mention in Testamentum Dasumii
of 108
UNCERTAIN DATE                                                            
C. Ateius Peculiaris,
inscription in Vienna, Narbonensis,
primus pilus 1st or 2nd century