patrician and plebeian. On coins and inscriptions the name is almost always written Aquillius,
but in manuscripts generally with a single l.
This gens was of great antiquity. Two of the Aquillii are mentioned among the Roman nobles who conspired to bring back the Tarquins (Liv. 2.4
); and a member of the house, C. Aquillius Tuscus, is mentioned as consul as early as B. C. 487.
The cognomens of the Aquillii under the republic are CORVUS, CRASSUS, FLORUS, GALLUS, TUSCUS: for those who bear no surname, see AQUILLIUS.