plebeian, was of Campanian origin, and one of the most distinguished houses at Capua in the time of the second Punic war. (Comp. Cic. de Leg. Agr.
2.34, in Pison.
11.) At Rome none of its members ever obtained any of the higher offices of the state. CHILO or CILO is the only cognomen which occurs in the gens in the time of the republic.