plebeian, which does not occur in Roman history till the last century of the republic.
It would appear to have been either of Samnite or Sabine origin, for a Samnite of this name is mentioned in the war with Pyrrhus [LOLLIUS, No. 1]; and M. Lollius Palicanus, who was tribune of the plebs B. C. 71, is described as a native of Picenum. [PALICANUS.] The first member of the gens who obtained the consulship was M. Lollius, B. C. 21.
The only cognomen of the Lollii in the time of the republic was PALICANUS ; but under the empire we find a few more, which are given below under LOLLIUS.