Titus Sicinius Sabinus

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Titus Sicinius (Sabinus?) A.K.A. - Titus Siccius (per Dionysius of Halicarnassus) was a Roman Republican politician, possibly of the Patrician branch of an otherwise Plebeian gens Sicinius.[1] during the beginning of the 5th century BC. He served as Consul of Rome in 487 BC, serving together with Gaius Aquillius Tuscus.[2][3][4]

Family Origins[edit]

The Sicinius gens has been traditionally known as a plebeian family although it also had a singular Patrician branch of which it is likely Titus Sicinius belonged. He is the only member of his gens to ever rise to the office of Consul of Rome. Although no other members of this gens, almost all of whom were Plebeian, rose to that high office, many were later to go on to become significant members in the Patrician-Plebeian struggles that dominated the mid to late republican period.

Biography[edit]

During the consulship of Sicinius and Aquillius, wars were waged against each of the Volsci and the Hernici. Livy says that Sicinius was given leadership against the former, and Aquillius the latter,[5] although Dionysius of Halicarnassus suggests they were both involved in each war.[6] Dionysius also records that Sicinius was awarded a triumph for his victory over the Volsci, and an ovation against the Hernici. Dionysius also names Titus Sicinius as Titus Siccius.

Sicinius served later as a legate under the command of Marcus Fabius Vibulanus in 480 BC.[7][8]

See also[edit]

Preceded by
Spurius Nautius Rutilus and
Sextus Furius Medullinus Fusus
Consul of the Roman Republic
with Titus Geganius Macerinus

492 BC
Succeeded by
Spurius Cassius Viscellinus and
Proculus Verginius Tricostus Rutilus

References[edit]

  1. ^ Les gentes romaines, S, Sicinia
  2. ^ Titus Livy, History of Rome, Livy II, 40
  3. ^ Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Roman Antiquities, Book VIII, p 64
  4. ^ Les gentes romaines, A, Aquillia
  5. ^ Livy, Ab urbe condita, 2:40
  6. ^ Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Roman Antiquities, Book VIII, 64-67
  7. ^ Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Roman Antiquities, Book IX, p 12-13
  8. ^ Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Roman Antiquities, Book IX, p 12-14

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. 

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