TERE1135 Q. Terentius (43) Culleo

Life Dates

  • 223?, birth (Develin 1979) Expand

    Develin no. 108.


  • Legatus (Ambassador) 195 Africa (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Since Nissen (Untersuchungen 151-3) many have followed App. and Nep. (above) in dating this embassy in 196 (cf. De Sanctis 4.115, note 3), but Holleaux (Hermes 43 [1908] 296-299; REA 15 [1913] 1ff.) has shown that the events mentioned occurred in one season, that Marcellus was probably the Consul of 196, and that Antiochus was probably at Lysimacheia and Ephesus a second time in 195 (cf. Liv. 34.33.12). Note too that Scipio Africanus delayed the sending of the embassy. On Marcellus, note that these embassies usually consisted of two senior senators and one junior one, a circumstance which favors the Consul of 196. (Broughton MRR I)
    • Sent to Carthage to accuse Hannibal before the Carthaginian Senate (Liv. 33.47.3-9, and 49.1-4; cf. Nep. Hann. 7; Iustin. 31.2.1; App. Syr. 4). (Broughton MRR I)
  • Tribunus Plebis 189 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Willems (Sénat 1.338) and Münzer (RE) identify the Tribune named in Plut. Flam. 18 with Q. Terentius Culleo, but Niccolini (FTP 110) and Maxis (43) express some doubt. See Mommsen, Str. 3.436f. (Broughton MRR I)
    • Carried a plebiscite to compel the Censors to register freely all persons of free birth, including freedmen's sons (Plut. Flam. 18.1). (Broughton MRR I)
  • Praetor 187 inter peregrinos, Rome (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Election Liv. 38.42.3 Provinces and armies Liv. 38.42.6. (Broughton MRR I)
    • Evidence independent of the tradition of the trials of the Scipios establishes that Culleo was a Praetor in this year. The Petillian rogation may rest on good sources and if it is authentic there is no improbability in Culleo's appointment since investigation of moneys paid by Antiochus would naturally come within the competence of the Pr. Peregrinus. It is in the trial itself that inconsistencies appear. I follow Haywood, Stud. on Scipio Africanus 94 and 101, in rejecting the account of the condemnation by Culleo. His career shows him friendly to the Scipios and under some obligation to them (see Liv. 30.45.5). His appointment may well have been intended to keep the inquiry within bounds. (Broughton MRR I)
    • Compelled 12,000 Latins to leave Rome and return to their native towns (Liv. 39.3.4-6). According to Antias (fr. 45 Peter), the Senate, after the passage of the Petillian rogation, placed him in charge of the investigation and trial of L. Scipio, two of his Legates, his Quaestor, two clerks and an aide, for peculation of funds from King Antiochus, and secured the condemnation of Scipio, one Legate, and the Quaestor (Antias, fr. 45 Peter, in Liv. 38.54-55, and 58.1; Liv. 39.6.5; see Tribunes of the Plebs, on the Petillii). (Broughton MRR I)
    • p. 731, footnote 65 (Brennan 2000)
  • Repulsa (Cos.) c. 185 (Pina Polo 2012) Expand
    • pp. 65-72 (Pina Polo 2012)
  • Repulsa (Cos.) 184 (Pina Polo 2012) Expand
    • pp. 65-72 (Pina Polo 2012)
  • Legatus (Ambassador) 171 Numidia, Africa (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Sent to Massinissa and to Carthage to secure additional auxiliary troops for the army of Licinius (Liv. 42.35.7). On Postumius, see Lübker no. 10. (Broughton MRR I)