The name of a family of the Etruscan city of Volaterrae, probably derived from the river
Caecina, which flows by the town.
A. Caecina, whom Cicero defended in a lawsuit, B.C. 69.
A. Caecina, son of the preceding, who published a libellous work
against Caesar, and was in consequence sent into exile after the battle of Pharsalia, B.C.
A. Caecina Aliēnus, quaestor in Baetica, in Spain, at
Nero's death, and one of the foremost in joining the party of Galba. He served first under
Galba, and afterwards under Vitellius; but, proving a traitor to the latter, he joined
Vespasian, against whom also he conspired, and was slain by order of Titus.