Gaius Veturius Geminus Cicurinus

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Gaius Veturius Geminus Cicurinus
Consul of the Roman Republic
Reign 499 BC

Gaius Vetusius Geminus Cicurinus A.K.A. Publius Vetusius Geminus Cicurinus (Latin Publius (also Gaius, Lucius) Veturius Geminus Cicurinus) was a Roman Republican politician during the beginning of the 5th century BC. He served as Consul of Rome in 499 BC together with Titus Aebutius Elva. He was a member of the patrician class and of the Veturia gens.

During his year as consul, the Romans laid siege to the Chameria city of Fidenae which was taken successfully. During this year, the Latins also announced their succession from Rome.

According to Titus Livius (II, 19),[1] his prenomen is Caius, but according to Dionysius of Halicarnassus, he was known as Publius.[2] In fact it does appear that Publius is more likely his correct name as P. Veturius was one of the first quaestors and was likely the same person as the consul of 499 BC.[3]

His cognomen, Geminus brings attention to his (presumed) twin brother Titus Veturius Geminus Cicurinus who was himself consul in 494 BC.

See also[edit]

Preceded by
Servius Sulpicius Camerinus Cornutus and
Manius Tullius Longus
Consul of the Roman Republic
with Titus Aebutius Elva

499 BC
Succeeded by
Quintus Cloelius Siculus and
Titus Lartius

References[edit]

  1. ^ Titus Livius, Historia romana, Book II, 19
  2. ^ Dionysius of Halicarnassus. Historia Antigua de Roma, Book V
  3. ^ Plutarch, Publícola, 12.