Opiter Verginius Tricostus (consul 502 BC)

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Opiter Verginius Tricostus
Consul of the Roman Republic
Reign 502 BC

Opiter Verginius Tricostus served as consul of the early Roman Republic in 502 BC, with Spurius Cassius Viscellinus. He was the first from the powerful Verginia family to obtain the consulship.

Together with his colleague Spurius Cassius Viscellinus, Verginius Tricostus fought against the Aurunci, and took Pometia.[1][2][3] Livy also says that the consuls celebrated a triumph for their victory, however the Fasti Triumphales record only one triumph, by Cassius.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Titus Livius, Ab Urbe Condita, ii. 17.
  2. ^ Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Romaike Archaiologia, v. 49.
  3. ^ T. Robert S. Broughton, The Magistrates of the Roman Republic (1952).
Preceded by
Agrippa Menenius Lanatus and Publius Postumius Tubertus
Consul of the Roman Republic
with Spurius Cassius Viscellinus
502 BC
Succeeded by
Postumius Cominius Auruncus and Titus Lartius Flavus