CLAU1125 C. Claudius (300) Ap. f. P. n. Pulcher


  • Patrician

Life Dates

  • 220?, birth (Rüpke 2005)
  • 167, death (Broughton MRR I)


son of
Ap. Claudius (293) P. f. Ap. n. Pulcher (cos. 212) (RE)
brother of
? Claudia (383) (daughter of Ap. Claudius (293) P. f. Ap. n. Pulcher (cos. 212)) (DPRR Team)
? P. Claudius (305) Ap. f. P. n. Pulcher (cos. 184) (DPRR Team)
? Ap. Claudius (294) Ap. f. P. n. Pulcher (cos. 185) (DPRR Team)
father of
? Ap. Claudius (295) Cn. f. Ap. n. Pulcher (cos. 143) (AE) Expand

2008 167


  • Augur 195 to 167 (Rüpke 2005) Expand
    • C. Claudius Pulcher succeeded Q. Fabius Maximus. Liv. 33.42.6. (Broughton MRR I)
    • T. Quinctius Flaminius succeeded C. Claudius Pulcher. Liv. 45.44.3. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Praetor Suffectus 180 inter peregrinos (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Placed in charge of the investigation of cases of poisoning in the city (Liv. 40.37.4), and the questioning of the Roman citizens who had been held prisoners by Gentius (40.42.5). (Broughton MRR I)
    • p. 733 (Brennan 2000)
  • Triumphator 177 (Rich 2014) Expand
    • Triumph de Histreis et Liguribus. MRR I.397-8, Itgenshorst no. 193, Rich no. 192. (Rich 2014)
  • Consul 177 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Polyb. 25.4.1; Liv. 41.8.1; Fast. Cap., Degrassi 48f., 122, 458f. (reading [C. Cla]udius, etc.); Obseq. 8; Chr. 354; Fast. Hyd.; Chr. Pasc.; Cassiod.; on Claudius, Cic. Cael. 33; and on Gracchus, Cic. Brut. 79; Div. 1.36; Diod. 34.5; Plut. TG 1.1; App. BC 1.17. Claudius was sent to Istria, where after a dispute with his predecessors, he subdued king Aepulo and ended the Istrian war (Polyb. 25.4.1; Liv. 41.8.5, 9.3 and 8, and 10.5-11.9; cf. Enn. Ann. 421 V; Flor. 1.26, with praenomen Appius). He then crushed a revolt in Liguria (Liv. 41.12.3 and 7-10),{398} and celebrated a triumph over Istri and Ligurians (Liv. 41.13.6-8; Act. Tr., Degrassi 80f., 555). He proposed a law to restrict the migration of Latins to Rome (Liv. 41.9.9-12), and after holding the elections went to Gaul to drive Ligurian raiders from Mutina (41.14.1-3). Gracchus was assigned Sardinia, where he defeated an army of Ilienses and Balari (Polyb. 25.4.1; Liv. 41.8.3-5, and 9.1 and 8; 41.12.5-6). (Broughton MRR I)
  • Proconsul 176 Gallia Cisalpina, Liguria (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • His imperium as Proconsul was prorogued in Gaul (Liv. 41.14.6). Recaptured Mutina from the Ligurians (Liv. 41.16.7-8), and turned to suppress a rising in Liguria (Liv. 41.17.7-18.6). (Broughton MRR I)
  • Tribunus Militum 171 (Broughton MRR I)
  • Censor 169 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Liv. 43.14.1; Fast. Cap., Degrassi 50f., 123, 460f.; Plut. TG 1.1; 14.3; Fest. 360 L. They aided the levy for the Macedonian war (Liv. 43.14.5-10, and 15.7-8), revised the Senate list strictly and chose M. Aemilius Lepidus Princeps Senatus (43.15.6; 45.15.8), reviewed the knights and handled the letting of contracts with such severity that the Tribune Rutilius accused them of perduellio. Claudius was acquitted by a small majority with Gracchus' help (Liv. 43.16; cf. Cic. Rep. 6.2; Liv. 44.16.8; 45.15.8; Val. Max. 6.5.3; Auct. Vir. Ill. 57.3; Fest. 360 L). Gracchus built the Basilica Sempronia (Liv. 44.16.10); and in 168, though opposed by his colleague, restricted the registration of freedmen to one city tribe (Liv. 45.15.1-7; cf. Cic. De Or. 1.38). Their request for prorogation to complete their program of building and repair was vetoed (Liv. 45.15.9). (Broughton MRR I)
  • Legatus (Ambassador) 167 Macedonia, Achaea (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Sent with instructions from the Senate to assist Paullus in organizing Macedonia (Liv. 45.17.2-3, and 29-31). Claudius and Domitius went to Achaea to summon the Achaean leaders to Rome in person (Liv. 45.31.9-11; cf. Polyb. 30.13.8-11), and Fabius went to Lesbos to destroy Antissa and incorporate it with Methymna (Liv. 45.31.14). (Broughton MRR I)