VERG0107 Opet. Verginius (18) Opet. f. Esquilinus


  • Patrician


brother of
T. Verginius (22) Opet. f. Opet. n. Tricostus Rutilus (cos. 479) (RE)
A. Verginius (12) (Opet. ? f. Opet. n.) Tricostus Rutilus (cos. 476) (RE)
father of
L. Verginius (14) Tricostus (cos.? 435) (RE)


  • Consul Suffectus 478 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • On the identification of the Consul Suffectus, see Degrassi 90. Borghese's suggestion, Verginius, is preferable to that of Cichorius, Sergius, the name that appears in Dion. Hal. (see note 1) as the ordinary Consul with Aemilius, because the names Sergius and Servilius are frequently confused and Dion. Hal. is not likely to list a suffect Consul thus. The space on the stone, as Cichorius pointed out, is insufficient for the full name as Borghese restored it (Opet. Verginius Opet. f. - n. Tricostus Esquilinus), but might, Degrassi believes, fit if there were shorter names in the filiation and only one cognomen. His suggestion is followed here. See CIL 1(2).1, pp. 30 and 100, note 2. (Broughton MRR I)
    • Fast. Cap. ([- - - - -E]squilinus), Degrassi 24f., 89, 356f. Cf. Fast. Hyd. and Chr. Pasc., above. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Consul 473 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Iulius' praenomen Vopiscus appears in Liv., Dion. Hal., and Lib. de Praenominibus 2; the cognomen Iulus is preserved in Fast. Cap. In Diod. the name appears as {Gr}. (Broughton MRR I)
    • Verginius is favored by Livy and hence accepted by Cassiod. Fast. Cap. and Dion. Hal. apparently followed the other tradition mentioned by Livy. (Broughton MRR I)
    • Liv. 2.54.3; Cassiod.; Degrassi 359. (Broughton MRR I)