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Ancient Roman cognomen
Ahala was a cognomen used by a branch of the patriciangens Servilia. There were also several persons of this gens with the name of Structus Ahala, who may have formed a different family from the Ahalae; but as the Ahalae and Structi Ahalae are frequently confounded, all known persons of these names are given here.
Gaius Servilius Q. f. C. n. Structus Ahala, consul in 427 BC.
Gaius Servilius P. f. Q. n. Structus Ahala, consular tribune in 408 BC, and magister equitum in the same year; which latter dignity he obtained in consequence of supporting the senate against his colleagues, who did not wish a dictator to be appointed. For the same reason he was elected consular tribune a second time in the following year, 407. He was consular tribune a third time in 402, when he assisted the senate in compelling his colleagues who had been defeated by the enemy to resign.
Gaius Servilius Ahala, magister equitum in 389 BC, when Camillus was appointed dictator for a third time. Ahala is spoken of as magister equitum in 385 BC, on occasion of the trial of Marcus Manlius Capitolinus. Manlius summoned him to bear witness in his favor, as one of those whose lives he had saved in battle; but Ahala did not appear.Pliny, who mentions this circumstance, calls Ahala "Publius Servilius".
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