QUINTILIA

Or Quinctilia Gens, patrician. This name occurs in the earliest legends of Roman history, for the followers of Romulus among the shepherds are said to have been called Quintilii, just as those of his brother Remus were named Fabii. The Luperci (cf. Lupercus), who were among the most ancient priests of Rome, were divided into two classes, one called Quintilii or Quintiliani, and the other Fabii or Fabiani. (Festus, s. vv. Quinctiliani Luperci, and Fabiani ; Ovid. Fast. ii. 378).