plebeian, produced only one person of any celebrity, the poet Lucilius; but none of its members obtained any of the higher offices of the state. Under the republic we find the cognomens BALBUS and BASSUS, and under the empire CAPITO and LONGUS. On coins we find the cognomen Rufus,
which does not, however, occur in any ancient writer (Eckhel, vol. v. p. 239).
A few persons of the name of Lucilius are mentioned without any cognomen.