LARC0012 Sp. Larcius (4) Rufus or Flavus ?


  • Patrician


  • 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) 508 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 below, on T. Lucretius T. f. - n. Tricipitinus (31). (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) 505 Sabine territory (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Served under Postumius against the Sabines (Dion. Hal. 5.39.2). (Broughton MRR I)
  • Legatus (Lieutenant)? 504 Etruria, Sabine territory (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Served under Valerius (Dion. Hal. 5.41.5). (Broughton MRR I)
  • Consul 490 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • The notices in Dion. Hal. and Chr. 354 that this was Larcius' second consulship are important in establishing his name, which appears in Dion. Hal. as {Gr}. To this year Dionysius attributes the celebration of the Ludi Magni and the episode of Latinius, which is described in Livy 2.36-37 and Plutarch Cor. 24-26. (Broughton MRR I)
    • Dion. Hal. 7.68.1; Chr. 354 (Cornuto et Labo II); Fast. Hyd. (Camerino et Fabio); Chr. Pasc. ({Gr}); omitted by Livy; Degrassi 88, 354f. On this year, see Dion. Hal. 7.68.1-73.5; Liv. 2.36.1-37.9; Plut. Cor. 24.1-26.3. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Legatus (Envoy) 488 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Listed by Dion. Hal. (8.22.4-5) in the first embassy, composed entirely of consulars, to Coriolanus. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Praefectus Urbi 487 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Dion. Hal. 8.64.3 ({Gr}). (Broughton MRR I)
  • Interrex 482 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Second Interrex, who completed the election (Dion. Hal. 8.90.5). See 486, Tribunes of the Soldiers. (Broughton MRR I)