Created: 13th January 2008
Update:  12th September 2020
Status Republic: Patrician:     Pleb. Nobilis:       Senatorial:      Eques Romanus: X    Local magistrate:  
Republican Family / Cognomen
Patrician n/a
Pleb. Nobilis n/a
Senatorial n/a
Equestrian no cognomen, Melinus
Local magistrat. n/a
Uncertain n/a
Imperial Family / Cognomen
Imperators n/a
Consular n/a
Senatorial n/a
Equestrian n/a
Equestrian (mil) n/a
Local magistrat. n/a
Uncertain n/a
Republican Consuls, Tribunes with consular power, Dictators, Magister Equitum, Censors 0
Imperial Consuls and Emperors (Augusti and Caesars) n/a incl. 0 emperors
Notes: Family from Larinum (tribus Clustumina) in Sannium, citizenship 90, see Cicero Pro Cluentius. Albius is now considered more correctly to be Abbius. 
How the various Aurii are connected is unclear.
Some scholars give Oppinianicus five marriages, others (see Moreau note 98) six. Moreau prefers six.
Literature Alexander: Trials (1990) p.64 (§!124 A. Aurius Melinus, prosecutor in murder of M. Aurius, result prosecutor proscribed, date by 81 BC)
Hinard: Proscriptions (1985) p.335-336 (§8 A. Aurius Melinus, executed 82), p.336 (§9+§10 A. Aurius (alter) and C. Aurius, executed 82)
Moreau, Philippe: "Patrimoines et successions à Larinum au I er siècle av. J.-C.", in Revue historique de droit français et étranger, Vol. 64, 1986), pp. 169-189
describing the difficult relationships, stemma at end.
Moreau, Philippe: "Structures de parenté et d’alliance à Larinum d’après le Pro Cluentio", in Cébeillac-gervasoni, M. (ed.) "Les bourgeoisies municipales 
italiennes aux IIe et Ier siècles avant J.-C", 1983, pp. 99- 123, Argues that Melinus' mother was a Cluentia, sister to, Cluentius senior, either a second sister or 
or the sister who later married Oppianicus. He re-organizes Opinianicus marriages  2. Papia, 3. Magia 4. widow of Cn. Magius 5. Novia . 6.Sassia.
Oppinianicus children: puer † 82 son of Papia, Oppinianicus Iunior born c.86 son of Magia and infans † 82 son of widowof Cn. Magius.
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RE1 RE Dinaea
(Aurius) (Aurius) ~ 1 Dinaea 2 ~  (Magius)
~ sister to Sassia below relative of RE2 from
or ~ (Cluentia), sister to Cluentius Senior Larinum
RE3 RE2 Nic49 RE Sassia RE Cluentius 3 Nic102 RE Cluentius 5 RE Albius 10 Nic1 RE Albius 9 RE6 RE5 RE6 RE Magius 3 RE Magius 20
A. Aurius A. Aurius Melinus ~ 2  Sassia 1 ~ A. Cluentius Habitus   Cluentia ~  1 Statius (Abbius) Oppianicus   C. (Abbius) ~  Auria M. Aurius   N. Aurius Cn. Magius   Magia
† 82 exc by Oppianicus capt 89 at Asculum   (Cluentius Senior) poisoned eques Romanus, Oppianicus murdered by  capt in Bellum † c.88 † c.89
IIII vir ? 82 eques, IIII vir ? 82 (3 ~ Oppianicus →   likely eques, by her IIII vir Larinum 82 Oppiniacus Italicum c.90 ~ Oppianicus
named "alter" by Cicero † 82 exc by Oppianicus   † 88 husband trial, exiled 74 † 72  murdered by  ~ Papia
so not to confuse him ~ 1 Cluentia →   2~ Magia, dt of Dinaea  Oppiniacus (2 ~ Oppianicus ←)
with RE2   3~ Papia, dt in law of Dinaea 
  4~ Novia
  5~ 82/81 Sassia 
  1   2   2  
RE4   RE4   RE Cluentius 4 Nic103 RE Cluentius 6 RE Albius 8   3 4
L. Aurius C. or L. Aurius A.f. Auria A. Cluentius A.f. Habitus Cluentia (Abbius) Oppianicus (junior) filius   filius (Cluentius)
* 87 or 86 * c.103 eques, adulescens 66 † 82 puer † 82 infans ? = Cluentius4
† 82 exc by Oppianicus ~ Oppianicus eques Romanus ~ A.Aurius Melinus prosecutor in trial 66 murdered murdered ~ Vibia, sister of
? see ← junior → prosecutor 74 see ← c.69 ~ Auria,  ← ,dt of  by father by father C. Vibius Capax
defendent in trial 66  A.Aurius Melinus
RE Cluentius 2
N. Cluentius
eques Romanus,
ment as young man 66
heir to uncle Capax'