HERM0011 T. Herminius (2) Aquilinus


  • Patrician

Life Dates

  • 499, death - violent (Broughton MRR I) Expand

    KIA, B. of Lake Regillus.


  • 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)
    • 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)
  • Legatus (Ambassador) 507 Latium (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Sent to bring grain from the Pomptine plain to relieve famine in Rome during the siege by Porsenna (Dion. Hal. 5.26.3-5 who dates them in 507 with the rest of the Porsenna episode). (Broughton MRR I)
    • Leg., amb. 508. See T. Lucretius (31), below. (Broughton MRR III)
  • Consul 506 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Apparently both the consular lists for this year and the text of Livy alike became confused, though it is clear that two colleges of Consuls were once{7} named in Livy. If Valerius and Lucretius are referred to the college of 507 which Livy omits (see 507) the total number of consulships of Valerius as reported in Livy will accord with the general tradition, but P. Lucretius is either a corruption of Sp. Larcius or is inserted instead of Horatius through confusion with Valerius' colleague in 508 and 504, T. Lucretius. (Broughton MRR I)
    • Dion. Hal. 5.36.1; Liv. 2.15.1 (as emended, ed. Conway and Walters); Cassiod. (Spurius Largus et Titus Herannius); cf. Chr. 354 (Rufo et Aquilino). See Degrassi, 88, 348f. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Legatus (Lieutenant) 499 Latium (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Killed while serving under Postumius at Lake Regillus (Liv. 2.20.8-9; Dion. Hal. 6.12.3-4). (Broughton MRR I)