Servius Sulpicius Praetextatus

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Servius Sulpicius Praetextatus was a Roman aristocrat of the Roman Republic who served four times as consular tribune, 377 BC, 376, 370, and 368.[1] He married the elder daughter of Marcus Fabius Ambustus. An anecdote frequently told said that his wife's sister, the younger daughter of Fabius, who was married to the plebeian Gaius Licinius Stolo, urged on her husband to procure the consulship for plebeians through the Lex Licinia Sextia, as she was jealous of the honors of her sister's husband. As early as the turn of the 19th century, the German historian Barthold Georg Niebuhr pointed out the historical untrustworthiness and contradictions in this tale.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Smith, William (1867). "Praetextatus, Sulpicius (2)". In William Smith. Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. 3. Boston: Little, Brown and Company. p. 515. Archived from the original on 2010-05-25. 
  2. ^ Livy, Ab Urbe Condita vi. 32—34, 36, 38
  3. ^ Barthold Georg Niebuhr, History of Rome vol. iii. pp. 2, 3

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1870). "Praetextatus, Sulpicius (2)". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. 3. p. 515. 

Political offices
Preceded by
Spirus Furius Medullinus,
Quintus Servillius Fidenas II,
Licinus Menenius Lanatus III,
Publius Cloelius Siculus,
Marcus Horatius Pulvillus,
and Lucius Geganius Macerinus
Consular Tribune of the Roman Republic
377 BC
with Lucius Aemilius Mamercinus,
P. Valerius Potitus Poplicola IV,
Gaius Veturius Crassus Cicurinus,
Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus III,
and Gaius Quinctius Cincinnatus
Succeeded by
Lucius Papirius Mugillanus III,
Licinus Menenius Lanatus IV
and Servius Cornelius Maluginensis V
Preceded by
Lucius Aemilius Mamercinus,
Publius Valerius Potitus Poplicola IV,
Gaius Veturius Crassus Cicurinus,
Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus III,
and Gaius Quinctius Cincinnatus
Consular Tribune of the Roman Republic
376 BC
with Lucius Papirius Mugillanus III,
Licinus Menenius Lanatus IV
and Servius Cornelius Maluginensis V
Succeeded by
vacatio
Preceded by
vacatio
Consular Tribune of the Roman Republic
370 BC
with Aulus Manlius Capitolinus,
Lucius Furius Medullinus II,
Sergius Cornelius Maluginensis VI,
Gaius Valerius Potitus Volusus,
and Publius Valerius Potitus Poplicola V
Succeeded by
Quintus Servilius Fidenas III,
Gaius Veturius Crassus Cicurinus II,
Aulus Cornelius Cossus,
Marcus Cornelius Maluginensis,
Quintus Quinctius Cincinnatus,
and Marcus Fabius Ambustus II
Preceded by
Quintus Servilius Fidenas III,
Gaius Veturius Crassus Cicurinus II,
Aulus Cornelius Cossus,
Marcus Cornelius Maluginensis,
Quintus Quinctius Cincinnatus,
and Marcus Fabius Ambustus II
Consular Tribune of the Roman Republic
368 BC
with Ser. Cornelius Maluginensis VII,
Spirus Servilius Structus,
Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus Capitolinus,
Lucius Papirius Crassus,
and Lucius Veturius Crassus Cicurinus
Succeeded by
A. Cornelius Cossus II,
Marcus Cornelius Maluginensis II,
Marcus Geganius Macerinus,
Publius Manlius Capitolinus II,
Lucius Veturius Crassus Cicurinus II,
and Publius Valerius Potitus Poplicola VI