Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus (consul 192 BC)

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Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus was a consul of Rome in 193 BC.[1]

As plebeian aedile in 196 BC, he successfully prosecuted, in conjunction with his colleague Gaius Curio, many pecuarii, that is, people who were grazing their cattle on public land. He used the proceeds to build a temple to Faunus in the island of the Tiber during his praetorship in 194 BC.[2] He was then elected to the consulship in 192 BC, in which he fought and defeated the Boii, although he remained in their country until the following year, when he was succeeded by the consul Scipio Nasica.[3] In 190 BC, he served as legate with Lucius Cornelius Scipio Asiaticus in the war against Antiochus the Great.[4][5]

In his consulship one of his oxen is said to have uttered the warning "Roma, cave tibi."[6][7]


  1. ^ Smith, William (1867), "Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus (1)", in Smith, William, Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, 1, Boston: Little, Brown and Company, p. 84 
  2. ^ Livy xxxiii. 42, xxxiv. 42, 43, 53
  3. ^ Livy, xxxv. 10, 20, 22, 40, xxxvi. 37
  4. ^ Livy, xxxvii. 39
  5. ^ Plutarch, Apophth. Rom. Cn. Domit.
  6. ^ Livy, xxxv. 21
  7. ^ Valerius Maximus, i. 6. § 5, who falsely says, Bello Punico secundo

Political offices
Preceded by
Lucius Cornelius Merula and Quintus Minucius Thermus
Consul of the Roman Republic
with Lucius Quinctius Flamininus
192 BC
Succeeded by
Manius Acilius Glabrio and Publius Cornelius Scipio Nasica