7. A. Licinius
Nerva Silianus, was adopted by some Licinius Nerva, as the name Silianus shows, out of the Silia gens.
He was the son of P. Silius (Vell. 2.116
), a distinguished commander under Augustus, and consul, B. C. 20. with M. Appuleius. Silianus was consul, A. D. 7, but he is called Licinius Silanus in the text of Dio Cassius (55.30). P. Silius, the consul of B. C. 20, appears in the Fasti Consulares as P. Silius Nerva, whence it appears that the cognomen Nerva belonged to the Silii. [SILIUS.]
The authorities for the Licinii Nervae are collected by Drumann, Geschichte Roms,
vol. iv. p. 196, &c.