Gaius Claudius Pulcher (consul 92 BC)

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Gaius Claudius Pulcher was a Roman Republic consul in 92 BC, together with Marcus Perperna. His great-grandfather was Gaius Claudius Pulcher (consul 177 BC).

In 100 BC he was one of those took up arms against Saturninus.[1] In 99 BC he was curule aedile, and in the games celebrated by him elephants were for the first time exhibited in the circus, and painting employed in the scenic decorations.[2] In 85 BC he was praetor in Sicily, and, by direction of the senate, gave laws to the Halesini respecting the appointment of their senate.[3] The Mamertines made him their patronus.[4] He was consul in 92 BC.[5] Cicero speaks of him as a man possessed of great power and some ability as an orator.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cicero pro Rctb. 7.
  2. ^ Pliny the Elder Historia Naturalis viii. 7, xxxv. 7; Valerius Maximus ii. 4. § 6.
  3. ^ Cicero, In Verre ii. 49.
  4. ^ Cicero, In Verre iv. 3.
  5. ^ Fasti Capitolini
  6. ^ Cicero, Brutus 45
Political offices
Preceded by
Gaius Valerius Flaccus
and Marcus Herennius
Consul of the Roman Republic
with Marcus Perperna
92 BC
Succeeded by
Sextus Julius Caesar
and Lucius Marcius Philippus