Guidance to the stemmata uPDATED 29th December 2015
Included are all individuals from senatorial families and first time senators (homo novus).
Though the focus is on senators, equites
(knights) are also included if probably or
possibly related to senators or if holding important
Equites known to have held one of the three
great imperial praefectures (Praefectus Praetoria, Prafectus Annonae (corn supply) and Praefectus Aegyptus), equestrian procurators and governors are always included.
Above the name of each individual is given their reference number in small type in one or more of
Dem - Prosopographie des chevaliers Romains Julio-Claudiens by Demougin
FOS - Prosopographie des femmes de l'ordre sénatorial by Raepsaet-Charlier
ME - Prosopographia Militiarum Equestrium quae fuerunt ab Augusto ad Gallienum by Devijver
Nic - L'Ordre Équestre a l'époque republicaine (312-43 av. J.-C.) by Nicolet
Pf - Les Carrieres Procuratoriennes Equestres by Pflaum
PIR - Prosopographia Imperii Romani
IDs refer to 2nd edition of the PIR from letters A to T and the old 1st edition for letters V to Z.
PIR 2nd edition final volume with letters V to Z was published in late 2015. When old stemmata are updated the ID's will be corrected to 2nd edition.
PLRE - Prosopography of the Later Roman Empire
RE - Pauly-Wissowa Realencyclopadie
In some cases, where the above are missing, I have added a
reference to an entry in AE (l'Annee Epigraphique) with year and number, or to the CIL/ILS entry, or to one of the major reference works listed under Bibliography
Persons in bold type have had the office of consul, dictator, magister equitum,
consular tribune or censor and persons in bold capital letters are emperors or major figures of the Republic,
i.e. CAESAR, POMPEY, SULLA.
In the stemma full lines indicate attested genealogical connections, dotted lines indicate hypothesis or guesswork.
Double descendence lines indicate adoption.
Questionmarks are used to indicate uncertainty of relationship, descent or office.
Dates are given as follows:
140/144 at some date between 140 and 144 inclusive
140-144 from 140 to 144 inclusive
Paranthesis () around a name indicates the person is only indirectly attested.
Square brackets  around part of a name indicates a reconstructed name. I have added a questionmark if very doubtfull.
All dates on this site are given thus: day . month . year
The change date at the top of each family page only indicates that information
content has changed, not minor changes of format, spelling or layout.