Spurius Nautius Rutilus

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Spurius Nautius Rutilus (Latin, Spurius Nautius Rutilus ) was a Roman Republican aristocrat of the Patrician gens Nautia, who lived during the early 5th century BC. He served as Consul of Rome in 488 BC, with Sextus Furius Medullinus Fusus as his colleague.


Spurius was the father of Gaius Nautius Rutilus who followed in his father's footsteps serving as consul in 475 and in 458 BC.


Dionysius of Halicarnassus first mentions Spurius Nautius in 493 BC as having been one of the most distinguished young Patricians during the period of the succession of the plebs. He was consul in 488 which was also the same year that the Volscans, under the command of Coriolanus marched on Rome and besieged the city.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Gaius Iulius Iullus and
Publius Pinarius Mamercinus Rufus
Consul of the Roman Republic
with Sextus Furius Medullinus Fusus

488 BC
Succeeded by
Titus Sicinius Sabinus and
Gaius Aquillius Tuscus