a surname of several Romans.
1. Of the emperor Antoninus [ANTONINUS]. 2. Of a senator Aurelius, who lived at the commenceenent of the reign of Tiberius (Tac. Ann. 1.75
). 3. Of L. Cestius [CESTIUS]. 4. Of Q. Metellus, consul B. C. 80, by whom it was handed down to his adopted son Metellus Scipio. [METELLUS, Nos. 19, 22.]