Lucius Furius Philus

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Lucius Furius Philus was a consul of ancient Rome in 136 BC. He was a member of the Scipionic circle, and particularly close to Scipio Aemilianus. As consul he was involved with the foedus Mancinum, and offered Mancinus to the Numantines. He is mentioned by Macrobius as the author of a work mentioning two sacral formulae to use against besieged cities, while Cicero, in de Republica, praises the style of Furius' speeches.

References[edit]

  • Rawson, Elizabeth (1973) Scipio, Laelius, Furius and the Ancestral Religion, The Journal of Roman Studies, Vol. 63, pp. 161–174
Preceded by
Marcus Aemilius Lepidus Porcina and Gaius Hostilius Mancinus
Consul of the Roman Republic
with Sextus Atilius Serranus
136 BC
Succeeded by
Servius Fulvius Flaccus and Quintus Calpurnius Piso