n. (given name male A=A Roman from=Latin), notably borne by (w: Appius Claudius Caecus), a Roman politician of the 4th and 3rd century BC, builder of the Appian Way
Several Romans bore the praenomen Appius (abbreviated Ap.) :
- Appius Claudius, decemvir of the 5th century BC
- Appius Claudius Caecus, politician of the 4th and 3rd century BC, builder of the Appian Way
- Appius Claudius Caudex, consul 264 BC
- Appius Claudius Pulcher, consul 212 BC
- Appius Claudius Pulcher, consul 185 BC
- Appius Claudius Pulcher, politician of the 2nd century BC
- Appius Claudius Pulcher, politician of the 1st century BC
- Appius Claudius Pulcher, son of previous and also politician
- Appius Claudius Pulcher, adoptive nephew of previous and consul in 38 BC
- Gaius Octavius Appius Suetrius Sabinus
Appius is a Latin praenomen, or personal name, usually abbreviated Ap. or sometimes App., and best known as a result of its extensive use by the patrician gens Claudia. The feminine form is Appia. The praenomen also gave rise to the patronymic gens Appia.
Usage examples of "appius".
Rome by soldiering, but by stirring up so much trouble for Tigranes in Antioch that the King of Kings had rued his decision to put Appius Claudius Pulcher in his place by making him kick his heels for months waiting for an audience.
Appius Claudius created a furor while he kicked his heels in Antioch waiting for Tigranes to give him an audience.
So there is young Appius Claudius, just twenty years of age, obliged to fund not only his own career in the Senate, but the careers of two younger brothers as well.
The Pool of Curtius, the sacred trees, Scipio Africanus atop his tall column, the beaks of captured ships mounted on more columns, statues galore on imposing plinths glaring furiously like old Appius Claudius the Blind or looking smugly serene like wily and brilliant old Scaurus Princeps Senatus.
On this day the restored exiles-men like Appius Claudius Pulcher, Metellus Pius, Varro Lucullus and Marcus Crassus-marched not as senators of Rome, but as restored exiles, though Sulla considerately spared them the indignity of having to don the Cap of Liberty, normally the headgear of freedmen.
The others watched the diminishing light as Appius Applosus departed along the corridor beneath the Colosseum.
There was a cold smile upon his lips as he stepped across the threshold, for Caesar knew his men and had chosen well the proper type for this deeda creature without conscience whose envy and jealousy Praeclarus had aroused, and the smile was still upon his lips as the sword of Appius Applosus crashed through his helmet to his brain.
Following a plan that had been decided upon, Praeclarus dispatched a detachment under an officer to the Porta Praetoria with orders to take it by force, if they could not persuade Appius Applosus to join them, and throw it open to the warriors from the outer villages when they should arrive.
Praeclarus had aroused, and the smile was still upon his lips as the sword of Appius Applosus crashed through his helmet to his brain.
Praeclarus dispatched a detachment under an officer to the Porta Praetoria with orders to take it by force, if they could not persuade Appius Applosus to join them, and throw it open to the warriors from the outer villages when they should arrive.
The war at home threatened to be more serious than the one abroad, and the violent disposition of Appius was deemed more fitted to repress commotions in the City, whilst Fabius was looked upon as more inclined to evil practices than to be any permanent good to them.
Appius Claudius confronted the Capuans, Fulvius was opposed to Hannibal.
Appius Claudius was keenly alive to the chance that he might not be re-elected, in spite of his age and the honours he had enjoyed.
It was only Verginia whose chastity was imperilled, only Appius whose licentiousness was dangerous, in a time of peace, but if the fortune of war should turn against them, every one's children would be in danger from all those thousands of enemies.
The decemvirs were openly charged with the murder of Siccius, the profligacy of Appius, and the disgrace incurred in the field.