LUCR0010 T. Lucretius (31) T. f. Tricipitinus


  • Patrician


  • Consul 508 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Liv. 2.8.9; Dion. Hal. 5.20; Plut. Popl. 16.2; Chr. 354 (Publicola II et Tricipitino); Fast. Hyd. (Publicola et Lucretio), so also Chr. Pasc.; Cassiod.; Zon. 7.12-13; Degrassi 88, 348f. Valerius led in resisting Porsenna and (perhaps in the following years ) in making peace with him (Liv. 2.8.9-14.9; Dion. Hal. 5.21.1-35.3; Plut. Popl. 16.2-19.5; Comp. Sol. et Popl. 4; Dio fr. 12-13; Zon. 7.12). A war-tax, the census, and the founding of Signuria (Signia ?) are attributed to these Consuls (Dion. Hal. 5.20.1; Plut. Popl. 16.2). On Valerius, see Münzer, Gent. Val. 9ff. (Broughton MRR I)
    • Dionysius places the whole story of Porsenna, with the episodes of Horatius, Mucius Scaevola, and Cloelia, in 507; while Plutarch seems to place those of Mucius, and Cloelia, and the conclusion of peace in that year. Livy omits 507 altogether, and dates these events in 508. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Tribunus Militum? 508 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • They receive no title in our sources, but this is the most suitable classification, on account of the admitted antiquity of the office (Mommsen, Str. 2.185ff.) (Broughton MRR I)
    • The position of Lucretius, Consul in this year, is treated by our sources according to the date they assign to his part in the campaign against Porsenna (see note 1). (Broughton MRR I)
    • Commanded sections of the Roman forces against Porsenna, either before the episode of Horatius (Dion. Hal. 5.22.5; cf. Plut. Popl. 16.3), or against raiders afterwards (Liv. 2.11.7-10). (Broughton MRR I)
    • Cos. 508. E. Meyer (Brasmus 6, 1953, nos. 13-14, col. 480) notes that for 508 Tribunes of the Soldiers is an incorrect title, and that citation of Dion. Hal., who dates these persons and events to 507, creates inconsistencies, since Lucretius as a result appears as a consul in some sources and as an officer in others in the same year, and the only evidence for the legates T. Herminius and Sp. Larcius (Flavus?) is dated by the sources to 507. See R. M. Ogilvie, Comm. Liv. 1-5 253, on the confusion of sources and of chronology in this year. (Broughton MRR III)
  • Consul 504 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Liv. 2.16.2; Dion. Hal. 5.40.1; Plut. Popl. 21.1; Chr. 354 (Publicola IIII et Tribicitino); Chr. Pasc. (Publicola III et Lucretio II), so also Chr. Pasc.; Cassiod. See Degrassi 88, 350f. Both Consuls celebrated triumphs for victories over the Sabines and the Veientanes which resulted in the capture of Fidenae (Liv. 2.16.2-9; Dion. Hal. 5.40.1-43.2; Act. Tr., Degrassi 64, 536, Valerius only; Plut. Popl. 21.1-23.2; Auct. Vir. Ill. 15; Zon. 7.13). They also welcomed Attus Clausus to Rome and enrolled him in the Senate (Liv., Dion. Hal., Plut., Zon.). On Valerius, see Münzer, Gent. Val. 9ff. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Triumphator? 504 (Itgenshorst 2005) Expand
    • Triumph? de Sabineis (et/aut?) Veientibus. MRR I.7, Itgenshorst p.262. Not listed in Rich. (Itgenshorst 2005)