Talk:Titus Manlius Torquatus (consul 347 BC)

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I suggest the following information (or some reworking thereof) which can be verified several places, be added:

  • Titus Manlius Torquatus (son of Lucius, Roman consul in 347, 344, and 340 BCE), according to Livy, ordered his own son beheaded for a breach of military discipline during a conflict with the Latins in 340 BCE. The name Torquatus ("necklet") comes from an incident in which he allegedly slew a "giant" barbarian opponent in single combat, taking the defeated enemy's golden necklet as a trophy.

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4]

—Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 14:39, 19 July 2006