Gnaeus Cornelius Lentulus (consul 97 BC)

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Gnaeus Cornelius Lentulus was a consul of the Roman Republic in 97 BC. He had been praetor by 100 BC.[1] His consular colleague was Publius Licinius Crassus. During their consulship, the senate passed a decree banning human sacrifice.[2] Despite the fame of the gens Cornelia and his attainment of Rome's highest office, little is known about this Lentulus.


  1. ^ T.R.S. Broughton, The Magistrates of the Roman Republic (American Philological Association, 1952), vol. 2, p. 6.
  2. ^ Pliny, Natural History 30.12.
Preceded by
Q. Caecilius Metellus Nepos
and T. Didius
Consul of the Roman Republic
with P. Licinius Crassus
97 BC
Succeeded by
C. Cassius Longinus and
Cn. Domitius Ahenobarbus