Marcus Popillius Laenas

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Marcus Popillius Laenas was a four-time consul of the Roman Republic. In the year (according to Varro) 359 BC, he defeated a Gallic army.

Near the end of his consulship with Gnaeus Manlius Capitolinus Imperiosus, the Tarquinians invaded the Roman territories on the Etruscan border, if this Gallic war took place 30 years after the occupation of Rome by the Gauls (in 386/5 BC)[1] Dio Cassius apparently identifies this war with the one in Camillus's fifth dictatorship when the election of the consuls was resumed. Those events took place in 364 BC, about a decade earlier, according to Livy.[2]

He is named by Cicero as Flamen Carmentalis, the flamen of Carmenta, in 359 BC.[3]

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  1. ^ Livy VII, 12; Polybius (II, 18.1 - 20.7)
  2. ^ Livy VI, 42.
  3. ^ Cicero, Brutus 56.


Preceded by
Marcus Fabius Ambustus and Gaius Poetelius Libo Visolus
Consul of the Roman Republic
with Gnaeus Manlius Capitolinus Imperiosus
359 BC
Succeeded by
Gaius Fabius Ambustus and Gaius Plautius Proculus
Preceded by
Gaius Marcius Rutilus and Gnaeus Manlius Capitolinus Imperiosus
Consul of the Roman Republic
with Marcus Fabius Ambustus
356 BC
Succeeded by
Gaius Sulpicius Peticus and Marcus Valerius Poplicola
Preceded by
Gaius Sulpicius Peticus and Titus Quinctius Poenus Capitolinus Crispinus
Consul of the Roman Republic
with Lucius Cornelius Scipio
350 BC
Succeeded by
Lucius Furius Camillus and Appius Claudius Crassus Inregillensis
Preceded by
Lucius Furius Camillus and Appius Claudius Crassus Inregillensis
Consul of the Roman Republic
with Marcus Valerius Corvus
348 BC
Succeeded by
Gaius Plautius Vennox Hypsaeo and Titus Manlius Imperiosus Torquatus