a family of Samnite origin, Some at least of whom settled at Teanum.
At the end of the social war the greater part of these appear to have removed to Rome, where two of them were admitted into the senate (Cic. Clu. 48
), though a branch of the family seems still to have remained at Teanum. (Cic. Att. 6.1
, mentions one Egnatius Sidicinus.) We find the following surnames borne by members of this gens : CELER, MAXIMUS, RUFUS, and VERATIUS.