Marcus Valerius Volusus

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Marcus Valerius Volusus
Consul of the Roman Republic
Reign 505 BC

Marcus Valerius Volusus (or Volesus, sometimes referred to as M. Valerius Volusus Maximus) was a Roman consul with Publius Postumius Tubertus in 505 BC.

He was the son of Volesus Valerius and brother to Publius Valerius Publicola (consul in 509, 508, 507 and 504 BC) and Manius Valerius Maximus (dictator in 494 BC).

During his consulship he successfully conducted war with the Sabines and was awarded a triumph.

In around 496 BC he was involved in the fight against the Latins (who were accompanied by Tarquinius Superbus and his son Titus Tarquinius) at the Battle of Lake Regillus. During the battle, Valerius charged Titus in an attempt to slay him, but was himself killed by Titus' men.

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Preceded by
Spurius Larcius Rufus and Titus Herminius Aquilinus
Consul of the Roman Republic
with Publius Postumius Tubertus
505 BC
Succeeded by
Publius Valerius Publicola and Titus Lucretius Tricipitinus