Gaius Claudius Pulcher (consul 92 BC)

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Gaius Claudius Pulcher was a Roman Republic consul in 92 BC, together with Marcus Perperna. His great-grandfather was Gaius Claudius Pulcher (consul 177 BC).

In 100 BC he was one of those took up arms against Saturninus.[1] In 99 BC he was curule aedile, and in the games celebrated by him elephants were for the first time exhibited in the circus, and painting employed in the scenic decorations.[2] In 85 BC he was praetor in Sicily, and, by direction of the senate, gave laws to the Halesini respecting the appointment of their senate.[3] The Mamertines made him their patronus.[4] He was consul in 92 BC.[5] Cicero speaks of him as a man possessed of great power and some ability as an orator.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cicero pro Rctb. 7.
  2. ^ Pliny the Elder Historia Naturalis viii. 7, xxxv. 7; Valerius Maximus ii. 4. § 6.
  3. ^ Cicero, In Verre ii. 49.
  4. ^ Cicero, In Verre iv. 3.
  5. ^ Fasti Capitolini
  6. ^ Cicero, Brutus 45
Political offices
Preceded by
Gaius Valerius Flaccus and Marcus Herennius
Consul of the Roman Republic
Marcus Perperna
92 BC
Succeeded by
Sextus Julius Caesar and Lucius Marcius Philippus