Titus Lucretius Tricipitinus

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Titus Lucretius Tricipitinus was a politician and military leader in the early days of the Roman Republic. Twice, in the years 508 and 504 BC, he was elected Roman Consul, along side Publius Valerius Poplicola. Also a military leader, he was victorious against Lars Porsenna during his first consulate. According to Livy, he led the Roman army together with Valerius against the Sabines in 504 BC and both consuls were awarded the honour of a triumph, however the Fasti Triumphales only mention the triumph of Valerius, in May 504 BC. [1]

During the war between Rome and Clusium, Lucretius participated in a successful sally organised by Valerius, killing a Clusian raiding party.[2]

The stories of Titus and his exploits may in part be mythical.

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  1. ^ Livy, Ab urbe condita, 2.16
  2. ^ Livy, 2.11
Political offices
Preceded by
Marcus Horatius Pulvillus (Suffect)
Publius Valerius Poplicola (Suffect)
Consul of the Roman Republic
with Publius Valerius Poplicola
508 BC
Succeeded by
Publius Valerius Poplicola
Marcus Horatius Pulvillus
Preceded by
Marcus Valerius Volusus
Publius Postumius Tubertus
Consul of the Roman Republic
with Publius Valerius Poplicola
504 BC
Succeeded by
Agrippa Menenius Lanatus
Publius Postumius Tubertus