Luria (gens)

The gens Luria was a minor family at ancient Rome. Although many Lurii are known from inscriptions, the only member of this gens to play a significant role in history was Marcus Lurius, a lieutenant of Octavian in the years following the death of Caesar.[1]


1 Members
2 See also
3 References
4 Bibliography


Marcus Lurius, prefect of Sardinia in 40 BC. He was expelled from his prefecture by Menas, the legate of Sextus Pompeius. Nine years later, in 31 BC, Lurius was given command of the right wing of Octavian’s fleet at the Battle of Actium.[2][3][4]
Publius Lurius Agrippa, triumvir monetalis in the time of Augustus.[5][6]

See also[edit]
List of Roman gentes

^ Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, vol. II, p. 841 (“Marcus Lurius”).
^ Cassius Dio, xlviii. 30.
^ Velleius Paterculus, ii. 85.
^ Appian, Bellum Civile, v. 55.
^ Ursinus, Familiae Romanae.
^ Vaillant, Numismata Imperatorum, “Lurii”.


Marcus Velleius Paterculus, Compendium of Roman History.
Appianus Alexandrinus (Appian), Bellum Civile (The Civil War).
Lucius Cassius Dio Cocceianus (Cassius Dio), Roman History.
Fulvius Ursinus, Familiae Romanae quae Reperiuntur in Antiquis Numismatibus (Roman Families Found in Ancient Coins), Rome (1577).
Jean Foy-Vaillant, Numismata Imperatorum Romanorum Praestantiora a Julio Caesare ad Postumus (Outstanding Imperial Coins from Caesar to Postumus), Giovanni Battista Bernabò & Giuseppe Lazzarini, Rome (1674, 1743).
Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, William Smith, ed., Little, Brown and Company, Boston (1849).