Gaius Nautius Rutilus

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Gaius Nautius Rutilus was was consul of the Roman Republic in 475 BC and 458 BC.

In his first consulship he was the senior consul, and his colleague was Publius Valerius Poplicola. Nautilus was given command of Roman forces against the Volsci who had invaded Latium. Nautilus ravaged the Volscian territory, but there was no significant engagement with the enemy.

Nautius held the consulship a second time in 458 BC with Lucius Minucius Esquilinus Augurinus. During his second consulship, he successfully carried on war against the Sabines. That same year, the Aequi attacked the allied city of Tusculum and defeated his colleague, Minucius. Nautius Rutilus returned to Rome to oversee that the Roman Senate elected a dictator, Cincinnatus, to deal with the invaders.

Nautius was probably the brother, or perhaps the son of Spurius Nautius Rutilus, consul in 488 BC.


Political offices
Preceded by
Aulus Verginius Tricostus Rutilus
Spurius Servilius Structus
Consul of the Roman Republic
with Publius Valerius Poplicola
475 BC
Succeeded by
Lucius Furius Medullinus
Gnaeus Manlius Vulso
Preceded by
Quintus Fabius Vibulanus III
Lucius Cornelius Maluginensis
Consul of the Roman Republic
with Lucius Minucius Esquilinus Augurinus
458 BC
Succeeded by
Marcus Horatius Pulvillus II
Quintus Minucius Esquilinus Augurinus