Marcus Herennius (consul 93 BC)

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Marcus Herennius was consul of the Roman Republic in 93 BC. Although a plebeian and an indifferent orator, he defeated Lucius Marcius Philippus in the consular election for 93 BC.[1] Pliny[2] mentions the consulate of Herennius as remarkable for the quantity of Cyrenaic silphium -- Ferula tingitana[3] -- then brought to Rome. This costly drug was worth a silver denarius the pound; and the mercantile connections of the Herennii in Africa may have caused this unusual supply.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Defence speeches, by Marcus Tullius Cicero, translated by D. H. Berry, Oxford University Press 2000. p. 237.
  2. ^ H.N. 19.3
  3. ^ Sprengel, Rei Herbar., p. 84

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1870). "Herennius (6)". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. 2. p. 407. 

Political offices
Preceded by
Gaius Coelius Caldus
and
Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus
Consul of the Roman Republic
with Gaius Valerius Flaccus
93 BC
Succeeded by
Gaius Claudius Pulcher
and
Marcus Perperna