Marcus Fulvius Flaccus (consul 264 BC)

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Marcus Fulvius Flaccus was a consul in 264 BC. In the tradition of Livy his praenomen is "Quintus".[1]

In his consulship Fulvius Flaccus concluded the siege of Volsinii (Etruscan: Velzna),[2] which his predecessor Quintus Fabius Maximus Gurges had started, and been killed while conducting; after plundering the city, he ordered it razed and the survivors relocated. The Fasti Triumphales record he celebrated a triumph 1 November 264 BC. In the 1960s his donarium was recovered from Sant'Omobono in Rome, and the number of scars on the top of the monument confirm the quantity of statues he brought from Volsinii to Rome.[3] It was the last Etruscan city to be taken by the Romans.[citation needed]

He was considered to be the founder of the Flaccus branch of the gens Fulvius.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Broughton, T. Robert S.: The Magistrates Of The Roman Republic. Vol. 1: 509 B.C. - 100 B.C.. Cleveland, Ohio: Case Western Reserve University Press, 1951. Reprint 1968. (Philological Monographs. Edited by the American Philological Association. vol. 15, part 1), p. 202
  2. ^ Festus 228 L
  3. ^ AE 1964, 72; AE 1966, 1966
Political offices
Preceded by
Quintus Fabius Maximus Gurges,
and Lucius Mamilius Vitulus
Consul of the Roman Republic
264 BC
with Appius Claudius Caudex
Succeeded by
Manius Valerius Maximus Corvinus Messalla,
and Manius Otacilius Crassus