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List of Roman quaestors

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The following is a list of quaestors in ancient Rome, as reported by ancient sources and compiled by Broughton.[1][2]

The quaestorship was a political office in the Roman cursus honorum. The authenticity of the office prior during the early republic is doubted and quaestorships prior to 446 BC might be fabricated. There are large gaps in the lists of quaestors and only a small percentage of all who held the quaestorship is known. For those who are mentioned by ancient authors to have held the quaestorship during an unknown period, an estimate is provided in the list of the last possible date for such an questorship.

This list is currently incomplete and only contain those who held the quaestorship between 509 - 100 BC.

Unless otherwise noted all information is from Broughton's The Magistrates of the Roman Republic

Date Name Notes
509 BC Marcus Minucius Augurinus

Gaius Veturius Geminus Cicurinus

<496 BC Appius Claudius Sabinus Inregillensis Quaestor prior to his consulship in 495 BC
485 BC Caeso Fabius Vibulanus

Lucius Valerius Potitus

459 BC Aulus Cornelius

Quintus Servilius Priscus Structus

458 BC Titus Quinctius Capitolinus Barbatus

Marcus Valerius Maximus Lactuca

446 BC Lucius Valerius Potitus

Mamercus Aemilius Mamercinus

First elected Quaestors according to Tacitus
420 BC - Number of Quaestors increased to four
414 BC Publius Sestius (or Sextius)
409 BC Publius Aelius

Caeso Fabius Ambustus

Publius Papius

Quintus Silius

Plebeians are eligible to the Quaestorship
391 BC Spurius Carvilius
<316 BC Appius Claudius Caecus Latest date as argued by Broughton
294 BC Lucius Opimius Pansa
>267 BC ? Number of Quaestors increased to 10
<237 BC Quintus Fabius Maximus Verrucosus Latest date as argued by Broughton
<236 BC Quintus Fabius Maximus Verrucosus II Latest date as argued by Broughton
c. 230 BC Gnaeus Octavius Rufus
<222 BC Gaius Terentius Varro Latest date as argued by Broughton
218 BC Gaius Fulvius Flaccus

Lucius Lucretius

217 BC Tiberius Sempronius Blaesus
216 BC Lucius Atilius

Lucius Furius Bibaculus

214 BC Lucius Caecilius Metellus
212 BC Gnaeus Cornelius Lentulus
209 BC Gaius Flaminius
<206 BC Gnaeus Tremellius Flaccus

Marcus Valerius Falto

Latest date as argued by Broughton.

Mentioned as ex-Quaestors in 205 BC

204 BC Marcus Porcius Cato
202 BC Gaius Laelius
200 BC Publius Cornelius Scipio Nasica Quaestor sometime between 204 - 199 BC
<199 BC Titus Quinctius Flaminius Mentioned as ex-Quaestor in 198 BC
<196 BC Lucius Cornelius Scipio Asiaticus Latest date as argued by Broughton
196 BC Lucius Aurelius

Quintus Fabius Labeo

<195 BC Lucius Aemilius Paullus Latest date as argued by Broughton
194 BC Lucius Postumius Tympanus
190 BC Gaius Furius Aculeo
<188 BC Quintus Petilius Spurnius Latest date as argued by Broughton
188 BC Quintus Fabius Buteo

or Quintus Fabius Maximus

167 BC Lucius Cornelius Scipio
154 BC Terentius Varro
152 BC Publius Licinius Crassus Dives Mucianus
150 BC Gnaeus Cornelius Scipio Hispanus
148 BC Lucius Fulcinnius
146 BC Gaius Publilius
145 BC Gaius Sempronius Tuditanus
143 BC Lucius Tremellius Scrofa
142 BC Lucius Tremellius Scrofa II
137 BC Tiberius Sempronius Gracchus
134 BC Quintus Fabius Maximus Allobrogicus
132 BC Quintus Fabius Maximus Eburnus
126 BC Gaius Sempronius Gracchus
<120 BC Gaius Marius Latest date as argued by Broughton
120 BC Publius Albius
119 BC Marcus Annius
117 BC Marcus Aurelius Scaurus Conjectured date by Broughton
113 BC Marcus Antonius
111 BC Publius Sextius
<109 BC Lucius Licinius Crassus

Quintus Mucius Scaevola

Gaius Servilius Glaucia

Latest date as argued by Broughton
107 BC Lucius Cornelius Sulla
<105 BC Gaius Claudius Pulcher

Gnaeus Servilius Caepio

Latest date as argued by Broughton
105 BC Gnaeus Octavius Ruso
104 BC Lucius Appuleius Saturnius

Gnaeus Pompeius Strabo

<102 BC Marcus Livius Drusus

Lucius Veturius Philo

or Lucius Publilius Philo

Latest date as argued by Broughton
102 BC Gaius Norbanus
>101 BC Gaius Fundanius Alternativly dated in 89 BC
101 BC Aulus Gabinius
100 BC Lucius Cornelius Lentulus

Lucius Calpurnius Piso Caesoninus

Quintus Servilius Caepio

81 BC - Number of Quaestors increased to 20


  1. ^ e.g. Livy, Ab urbe condita
  2. ^ Broughton, T. Robert S. (1952). The magistrates of the Roman Republic. American Philological Association. OCLC 1120836609.