Created: 9th November 2013
Update:  19th May 2018
Status Republic: Patrician:     Pleb. Nobilis: X     Senatorial: X    Eques Romanus:      Local magistrates X
Republican Family / Cognomen
Patrician n/a
Pleb. Nobilis no cognomen
Senatorial Pansa
Equestrian n/a
Local magistrat. no cognomen
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 2
Imperial Consuls and Emperors (Augusti and Caesars) n/a incl. 0 emperors
Notes: Usually spelled Opeimius on coins.
Literature Alexander: Trials (1990) p.15 (§27 trial in 120 of L. Opimius, cos 121, for murder of C. Sempronius Gracchus, aquitted), p.27 (§53 trial in 109 of L. Opimius for treason 
with Jugurtha, exiled), p.78 (§157 trial of Q. Opimius, tr pl 75, in 74 for unlawful intercessio, convicted, loss of civic status and property sold)
Cichorius: Römische Studien (1922) p.169 (§39 L. Opimius Q.f. RE6 and his family relationship)
Suolahti, Jaakko: Junior Officers (1955) p.326 (§136 M. Opimius, praef 48), p.377 (Opimii)
Szemler: Priests (1972) p. (§D20 M. Opimius, RE8, believes his coins refers to his own priesthood; however more likely to his father cos 154)
Taylor: Voting Districts (1960/2013) p.239 (gens Opimia in tribus Horatia, possibly from Aricia)
Zmeskal: adfinitas (2009) p.203 (Opimii of the republic, he puts RE9 as son of RE8, which is impossible.)
Changes 19.05.2018 New header, reference list plus many updates
RE13 cf Oppia 36 Rüpke p.822
Opimia (or Oppia)
vestal virgin 483 † exc
L. Opimius Pansa
q 294 † killed in battle
RE14 Rüpke2581
vestal virgin 216 † exc
Q. Opimius Q.f.
RE10 RE1 RE1 RE1
Q. Opimius Q.f.Q.n. Opeimius  Opeimius 
monet 169/158 (RE1) monet 169/158 monet 169/158
cos Liguria 154 = RE10 not = RE10
X vir sf
  RE4 RE5 RE8
Q. Opimius               L. Opimius Q.f. Q.n.           M. Opeimius 
monet 131 (RE5) monet 131
pr (urb?) put down rebellion of Fregellae125  coin refers to his father's priesthood X vir sf
cos cand for 122
cos 121 trial 120 amb 116 (or 117)
leg ? 110 trial, exiled 109
RE11   RE6 RE5  
Q. Opimius    L. Opimius Q.f. L. Opimius   
tr pl 75 trib Horatia hero of duel vs Cimbri 102 †
convicted 74 rank of eques in Pompeius  cannot be the monet.
Strabo's consilium 89
RE9 cf RE2 RE2 cf RE9 RE7
M.Opimius  Opimius L. Opimius
praef eq under  ment 54 in court case magister of Capua
Metellus Scipio 48 1st century BC