Quintus Cloelius Siculus

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Quintus Cloelius Siculus
Consul of the Roman Republic
Reign 498 BC

Quintus Cloelius Siculus (Latin, Quintus Cloelius Siculus ) was a Roman Republican politician and patrician during the beginning of the 5th century BC. He served as Consul of Rome in 498 BC together with Titus Lartius.

His gens originated from Alba Longa and had come to Rome under the reign of Tullus Hostilius. He was the first member of his family to serve as consul.[1]

In 498 BC, he was elected as a consul together with Titus Lartius, a second time consul who had also previously served in the office of dictator.[2]

According to Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Cloelius named his colleague Lartius as dictator in an effort to fight a battle against the Latins. Titus Livius and others however maintain that Lartius was named dictator three years prior to Cloelius' ascension.

See also[edit]

Preceded by
Titus Aebutius Elva and
Gaius Vetusius Geminus Cicurinus
Consul of the Roman Republic
with Titus Lartius

498 BC
Succeeded by
Aulus Sempronius Atratinus and
Marcus Minucius Augurinus

References[edit]

  1. ^ Les gentes romaines, C, Cloelia
  2. ^ Dionysius of Halicarnassus. Historia Antigua de Roma, Book V, 59