a cognomen of the Plautia Gens at Rome.
1. C. Plautius
Venno Hypsaeus, was consul for the first time in B. C. 347. H/is year of office was memorable for the reduction of the interest on loans to the twenty fourth part of the sum borrowed, or 4 and one-sixth per cent. Hypsaeus was consul again in B. C. 341, when the war with Privernum and with the Volscian league was committed to him.
He defeated the Privernatians, and took from them two-thirds of their public land, and he compelled the Volscians to retreat, ravaged their territory as far as the sea-coast, and consecrated the arms of the slain " Luae Matri." (Liv. 7.27