Servius Sulpicius Camerinus Cornutus

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Servius Sulpicius Camerinus Cornutus, the short form of whose name is Camerinus, was consul at Rome in the year 500 BC with Manius Tullius Longus.

Livy reports that no important events occurred during this year, but Dionysius of Halicarnassus states that Camerinus detected and crushed a conspiracy to restore the Tarquins to power. His fellow-consul Tullius died during the year, leaving him as sole ruler.[1] [2] [3] [4][5]

Camerinus was the first consul of the patrician family of the Sulpicii which may have taken its name from the town of Cameria or Camerium in Latium. He was the father of Quintus Sulpicius Camerinus Cornutus, consul in 490 BC. He was also the first man to be clearly identified in ancient literature as a curio maximus, holding the office in 463 BC. [6]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ William Smith (Ed.), Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology
  2. ^ Livy, The History of Rome, 2.19
  3. ^ Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Roman Antiquities, 5.52
  4. ^ Joannes Zonaras, Epitome Historiarum, 7.13
  5. ^ Cicero, Brutus 16
  6. ^ Livy, The History of Rome, 3.7.6-7

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1870). "Camerinus". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. 1. p. 590. 

Political offices
Preceded by
Postumus Cominius Auruncus
Titus Lartius
Consul of the Roman Republic
with Manius Tullius Longus
500 BC
Succeeded by
Titus Aebutius Elva
Gaius Veturius Geminus Cicurinus