AELI1006 P. Aelius (101) Q. f. P. n. Paetus

Life Dates

  • Before 239?, birth (Rüpke 2005)
  • 174, death (Broughton MRR I)


son of
Q. Aelius (103) P. f. Paetus (pr. before 218) (Zmeskal 2009) Expand

Liv. 32.2.7, Dig.

brother of
Sex. Aelius (105) Q. f. P. n. Paetus Catus (cos. 198) (Zmeskal 2009) Expand

Dig. I 2.2.38

father of
Q. Aelius (104) P. f. Q. n. Paetus (cos. 167) (Zmeskal 2009) Expand

Liv. XLI 21.8


  • Augur 208 to 174 (Rüpke 2005) Expand
    • For Paetus' nomen and cognomen, see Liv. 41.21.8, the notice of his death. See Conway and Johnson on 27.36.5. (Broughton MRR I)
    • P. Aelius Paetus succeeded M. Claudius Marcellus. Liv. 27.36.5, cf. 27.7-11; Plut. Marc. 2.2. (Broughton MRR I)
    • Liv. 41.21.8-9. (Broughton MRR I)
    • Q. Aelius Paetus succeeded P. Aelius Paetus. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Aedilis Plebis 204 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Liv. 29.38.5 and 8. One of these went with the Legates who investigated charges against Scipio and Pleminius (Liv. 29.20.4 and 11; Diod. 27.4.6; see 205, Legates, on Pleminius; below, Legates, on Caecilius). On Villius, see Lübker no. 1. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Praetor 203 urbanus, Rome (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Election Liv. 29.38.4-5 Provinces 30.1.9, cf. 3.1. (Broughton MRR I)
    • Announced the supplicatio for Scipio's first victory, and the one for Hannibal's departure from Italy (Liv. 30.17.3-6, and 21.10). (Broughton MRR I)
    • p. 728, footnote 38 (Brennan 2000)
  • Magister Equitum 202 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Liv. 30.39.4; Fast. Cap.; see above, Dictator. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Decemvir Agris Assignandis 201 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Elected through the Pr. Urbanus to assign land in Samnium and Apulia to veterans who had served under Scipio in Africa (Liv. 31.4.1-3, and 49.5). On Villius, see Lübker, no. 1, on Quinctius, no. 4. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Consul 201 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Fast. Cap.: [Cn. Corne]1[ius L. f.] L. n. Lentulus, P. Ail[ius Q. f. P. n. Paitus]. Fast. Fer. Lat.: Cn. Corn[- - - - - -], P. Aelio Q. [- - - - - -]. Lentulus was probably a son of L. Cornelius Lentulus Caudinus, Cos. 237. Paetus 1 filiation is given in Fast. Cap. for 202. (Broughton MRR I)
    • Liv. 30.40.5; Fast. Cap., Degrassi 48f., 121, 452f.; Fast. Fer. Lat., ib. 148f.; Plin. NH 18.166; Chr. 354; Fast. Hyd.; Chr. Pasc.; Oros. 4.19.5, and on Paetus, Dig. Cornelius received command of the fleet and attempted without success to continue the war with Carthage as Scipio's successor (Liv. 30.40.7-15, 43.1, and 44.3; App. Lib. 56 and 62; cf. Dio fr. 59). Aelius in Gaul attacked the Boii and made a treaty with the Ingauni (Liv. 30.40.16, cf. 7-8; 31.2.5-11). (Broughton MRR I)
  • Decemvir Agris Assignandis 200 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Liv. 31.49.5. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Censor 199 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Liv. 32.7.1-3; Fast. Cap., Degrassi 48f., 121, 452f.; and on Scipio, CIL 1 .1, p. 201- Inscr. Ital. 13.3.98. Scipio was chosen Princeps Senatus (Liv. 34.44.4). (Broughton MRR I)
    • Ex quaestura in this passage may indicate that Flamininus was Quaestor in 199 and proceeded immediately to the consulship; cf. ex aedilitate in Liv. 31.4.7, though the more usual expression for "when aedile" is qui tum aedilis erat, cf. Liv. 23.24.3; 24.9.4, and 43.6; 29.38.5; 32.7.13, and 27.7. Such phrases, however, can be used when some time elapses between the two offices: cf. Liv. 27.6.17, on Licinius Crassus, who was almost certainly Curule Aedile in 212, and in 210 ex aedilitate gradum ad censuram fecit; and Cic. Phil. 11.11, on Julius Caesar Strabo, who ex aedilitate (90 B.C.) consulatum petit in 88 B.C. Accordingly, Flamininus may have been Quaestor between 203, when he ceased to be in command pro praetore at Tarentum, and 199. He is listed here under the latest possible date. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Triumvir Ad Colonos Scribendos 199 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Appointed to supplement the colony of Narnia (Liv. 32.2.6-7). (Broughton MRR I)
  • Legatus (Ambassador) 196 Macedonia, Achaea (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Ten Legati were appointed to assist Flamininus in arranging the peace with Philip and the settlement in Greece (Polyb. 18.42.5; Liv. 33.24.7, cf. 30.1, and 35.1-2). The following are known, and since Livy nowhere lists them in an official order, they are given in alphabetical order. (Broughton MRR I)
    • Aelius in 193 (Liv. 34.59.8) was one of an embassy that had gone to Antiochus at Lysimacheia before (see 195, note 4). Since his colleagues then were members of this board of ten he should probably be included too. (Broughton MRR I)
    • Cos. 201. Leg., amb. 196. In MRR 1.337, refer also on this embassy to SIG(3) 591, line 70. (Broughton MRR III)
  • Legatus (Ambassador) 195 Macedonia, Achaea (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Villius reported to Flaminius the return of Antiochus to Europe with larger forces than before (Liv. 34.33.12). Aelius and Sulpicius, also members of the commission of ten legates (see 196) may have been with him (cf. Liv. 34.59.8), and the others occupied elsewhere. (Broughton MRR I)
    • Only Villius is known to have gone to Antiochus in Lysimacheia in 196 (see 196) yet in 193 (Liv. 34.59.8) we find that Sulpicius and Aelius had been there before with him. Holleaux is inclined to reject the explanation that there was a special embassy in 195, when Antiochus did return to Europe (Liv. 34.33.12; see note 3), and to add Sulpicius and Aelius to that of 196; but it is at least possible that they went in 195. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Legatus (Ambassador) 193 Asia (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Sent to Antiochus the Great in Asia when his embassy to Rome failed to secure an agreement (Liv. 34.59.8; 35.13-17). (Broughton MRR I)
  • Legatus (Ambassador) 192 Asia (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • These returned and made their report early in this year (Liv. 35.20.14, and 22.1-2). (Broughton MRR I)