Spurius Nautius Rutilus

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Spurius Nautius Rutilus (Latin, Spurius Nautius Rutilus ) was a Roman Republican politician, possibly of the Patrician gens Nautii during the beginning of the 5th century BC. He served as Consul of Rome in 488 BC, serving together with Sextus Furius Medullinus Fusus.

Family Origins[edit]

The Nautii gens was a Roman Patrician family in the old Republican period. Spurius was the father of Gaius Nautius Rutilus who followed in his father's footsteps serving as consul in 475 and in 458 BC.

Biography[edit]

Spurius Nautius Rutilus was elected consul in 488 BC, serving together with Sextus Furius Medullinus Fusus. Dionysius of Halicarnassus first mentions Spurius Nautius in 493 BC as having been one of the most distinguished young Patricians during the period of the succession of the plebs. He was consul in 488 which was also the same year that the Volscans, under the command of Coriolanus marched on Rome and besieged the city.

See also[edit]

Preceded by
Gaius Iulius Iullus and
Publius Pinarius Mamercinus Rufus
Consul of the Roman Republic
with Sextus Furius Medullinus Fusus

488 BC
Succeeded by
Titus Sicinius Sabinus and
Titus Geganius Macerinus

References[edit]

  • Much of the information on this page was translated from its Spanish equivalent.

Bibliography[edit]

Smith, William, Sir (2005) [1867]. A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. By various writers. Ed. by William Smith. Illustrated by Numerous Engravings on Wood. Smith, William, Sir, ed. 1813–1893. 3 (1813–1893 ed.). Boston: Little, Brown and Co. p. 691a. Archived from the original on 2005. Retrieved 19 March 2013.