Licinii Crassi

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The Licinii Crassi were a branch of the gens Licinia. Prominent members include:

  1. Publius Licinius Crassus Dives (consul 205 BC), consul in 205 BC
  2. Publius Licinius Crassus Dives, son of the previous
  3. Marcus Licinius Crassus Agelastus, son of the previous
  4. Marcus Licinius Crassus, praetor in 107 BC, son of the previous
  5. Publius Licinius Crassus Dives (consul 97 BC), consul in 97 BC, son of #3
  6. Publius Licinius Crassus Dives, d. 87 BC, son of the previous
  7. Publius Licinius Crassus, son of the previous
  8. Lucius (?) Licinius Crassus, son of #5
  9. Marcus Licinius Crassus, triumvir, son of #5, married secondly Terentia, daughter of Marcus Varro Terentius Lucullus (born Marcus Licinius Lucullus).
  10. Publius Licinius Crassus (d. 53 BC), son of the previous, legate of Julius Caesar, married Cornelia Metella
  11. Marcus Licinius Crassus, quaestor of Julius Caesar, son of #9
  12. Marcus Licinius Crassus (consul 30 BC), consul in 30 BC, son of the previous
  13. Marcus Licinius Crassus Dives (consul 14 BC), consul in 14 BC, son of the previous

Probably related to these Licinii Crassi:

  1. Publius Licinius Crassus (consul 171 BC), consul in 171 BC, son of Gaius Licinius Varus
  2. Publius Licinius Crassus Dives Mucianus, consul 131 BC, adopted son of the previous
  3. Gaius Licinius Crassus (consul 168 BC), consul in 168 BC, brother of #1 ( the consul of 171 BC).
  4. Gaius Licinius Crassus, tribune of the plebs in 145 BC, son of the previous. In that year, he attempted to deprive the pontifical college of its right of co-optation (electing new pontiffs from among their own intimates), and to transfer the power of election to the people; however, his efforts were frustrated by the praetor Laelius (later consul in 140 BC).[1]. His designs were eventually carried out in 104 BC by Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus, then tribune of the plebs.


Probably related to these Licinii Crassi:

  1. Lucius Licinius Crassus, consul in 95 BC, known as 'Crassus Orator': married Mucia, the daughter of Q. Mucius Scaevola Augur.
  2. Lucius Licinius Crassus Scipio, maternal grandson and adopted son of the previous.

External links[edit]

William Smith. Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology (1867) — three-volume, 3,700-page ocean of Greek and Roman historical, literary and mythological figures. [2]