MARC1205 Q. Marcius (79) L. f. Q. n. Philippus

Life Dates

  • After 230?, birth (Rüpke 2005)


grandson of
? Q. Marcius (78) Q. f. Q. n. Philippus (cos. 281) (Zmeskal 2009)
son of
? L. Marcius (B) (son of? Q. Marcius (78) Q. f. Q. n. Philippus (cos. 281)) (Zmeskal 2009)
father of
Q. Marcius (80) Q. f. L. n. Philippus (leg. amb.? 163) (Zmeskal 2009) Expand

Liv. XLIV 3.2

grandfather of
? Q. Marcius (A) Philippus (son of? Q. Marcius (80) Q. f. L. n. Philippus (leg. amb.? 163)) (Zmeskal 2009)
? Q. (Marcius) (82) Philippus (grandson of? Q. Marcius (79) L. f. Q. n. Philippus (cos. 186)) (Zmeskal 2009) Expand

Liv. XLII 42.4

? Q. Marcius (81) Philippus (pr. before 100) (Zmeskal 2009) Expand

Liv. XLII 42.4


  • Praetor 188 Sicilia (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Elections: Liv. 38.35.2 Provinces and armies 38.35.10. (Broughton MRR I)
    • p. 731, footnote 63 (Brennan 2000)
  • Consul 186 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Liv. 39.6.1, cf. 23.1; Fast. Cap., Degrassi 48f., 122, 456f.; Plin. NH 33.138; Eutrop. 4.5; Chr. 354; Fast. Hyd.; Chr. Pasc.; Cassiod. Both Consuls were assigned Liguria (Liv. 39.20.2), but Albinus was wholly, and Philippus for most of the year, occupied with the investigation{371} of the Bacchanalian mysteries (Liv. 39.8-19; Val. Max. 6.3.7; cf. CIL 1 .2.581- ILS 18; Cic. Leg. 2.37; Val. Max. 1.3.1). Philippus raided the territory of the Apuan Ligurians and suffered heavy losses (Liv. 39.20; Oros. 4.20.26). On Postumius, see Münzer, APF 213. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Legatus (Ambassador) 183 Macedonia, Achaea (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • After giving hearings in Rome to envoys from Greek cities, Eumenes, and Philip (his son, Demetrius), the Senate sent Philippus and others to Macedon, and also to the Peloponnese to settle disputes between the Achaeans and Sparta and Messene (Polyb. 23.4.16, and 8.1-7; Liv. 39.47.11, 48.5-6, and 53.1-11). They later reported their mission to the Senate (Polyb. 23.9.4-6 and 8-9; Liv. 40.2.6-3.7).{380} (Broughton MRR I)
  • Decemvir Sacris Faciundis 180 to after 164 (Rüpke 2005) Expand
    • Q. Marcius Philippus succeeded C. Servilius Geminus. Liv. 40.42.11-12. Cf. in 174, Liv. 41.21.10-11. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Legatus (Ambassador) 172 Macedonia, Achaea, Aetolia, Epirus, (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • This embassy is reported only in an annalistic portion of Livy, and so is considered doubtful (Nissen, Untersuch. 246f.; Kahrstedt, Klio 11 [1911] 421-423), but the account, based on Polybius, of the meeting of Marcius Philippus with Perseus (see no. d) assumes that a formal declaration of war, which in turn would follow a formal repetitio rerum, had already occurred (see 42.43.1, indutiarum petitio, and 47; also 42.36.1-3, and 48.1-3). On the charges against Perseus, see Livy 42.11-17, and 40-42; SIG(3) 643. (Broughton MRR I)
    • Sent to the various Greek communities to keep them in alliance with Rome against Macedon, they sailed with a guard to Corcyra and there apportioned regions to each member of the embassy: to Marcius and Atilius, northern and central Greece and the Peloponnese; to the Lentuli, Cephallenia and the western Peloponnese; and to Decimius, King Gentius of Illyria (Liv. 42.37.1-9). Marcius and Atilius proceeded through Epirus and Acarnania to the Thessalian council at Larisa, and then in a conference with Perseus encouraged him to send envoys to Rome under agreement for a truce (Liv. 42.38.1-47.3, cf. 47.1-9; T. Frank, CPh 5 [1910] 358-361). They went on to break up the Boeotian League, placing pro-Roman parties in control and attaching the communities individually to Rome (Polyb. 27.1.1-2.10; Liv. 42.43.4-44.6), and summoned Ser. Cornelius to stay at Chalcis. At Argos they induced the council of the Achaeans to send a guard to Chalcis (Polyb. 27.2.11; Liv. 42.44.7-8), then making an end of these winter activities they rejoined P. Cornelius and returned to Rome (Polyb. 27.2.12; Liv. 42.44.8, principio hiemis !). Decimius in Illyria fell under suspicion of accepting bribes (Liv. 42.45.8). Cf. App. Mac. 11.4. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Legatus (Lieutenant)? 171 Achaea (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • After his embassy (see 172, no. d), he was sent back to Greece with some ships of war (Liv. 42.47.9), but the title of his office is not given. He captured Alope and Larisa Cremaste and brought his ships to Chalcis (42.56.7) (Broughton MRR I)
  • Consul 169 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Cic. Brut. 78; Sen. 14; Liv. 43.11.6; Fast. Cap., Degrassi 50f., 123, 460f.; Chr. 354; Fast. Hyd.; Chr. Pasc.; Cassiod.; and on Marcius, SIG 649; I. de Délos 3.1429 A 31-32; Polyb. 28.16.3. Marcius was assigned the province of Macedonia with authority to handle other problems in the East (Liv. 43.12.1, and 15.3; Polyb. 28.1.9). Crossed the mountains from Thessaly to the coast of Macedonia but advanced no further (Polyb. 28.13; Diod. 30.10.1; Liv. 44.1-9; Flor. 1.28.5; App. Mac. 17; Zon. 9.22; cf. Grueber, CRRBM 1.175; 2.277; Cesano, Stud. Num. 1.199ff.). On his dealings with the Achaeans and the Rhodians, 1 see Polyb. 28.12-13, 16-17; 29.24-25; cf. SIG(3) 649; App. Mac. 17; and on his dedications at Delos, I. de Délos 3.1429 A 31-32; 1450 A 69. Servilius' province was Italy (Liv. 43.12.1; 44.17.2-4, and 18.5), and he served in Gaul (43.15.3-5). (Broughton MRR I)
  • Proconsul 168 Macedonia (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • In command in Macedonia until succeeded by Paullus (Polyb. 29.25.2-5). (Broughton MRR I)
  • Legatus (Ambassador)? 167 Macedonia (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Marcius is nowhere named among the Legates. His name was inserted by Weissenborn because his previous experience in Macedonia made him a probable candidate for the missing place. See the commission of 196.{437} (Broughton MRR I)
    • 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)
  • Censor 164 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Fast. Cap., Degrassi 50f., 123, 460f.; Fast. Ant., ib. 160f.; Val. Max. 7.5.3; Plin. NH 7.214; 26.5; Fest. 360 L; and on Paullus, CIL 1 .2, 763b; Elog., CIL 1(2), nos. 15 and 24- Inscr. Ital. 13.3.81 and 71b; Diod. 31.25; cf. Fest. 360 L. They expelled only three persons from the Senate, reviewed the knights with moderation, and reappointed M. Aemilius Lepidus Princeps Senatus (Plut. Aem. 38.5-6; cf. Liv. Per. 46). Marcius erected a statue of Concordia (Cic. Dom. 130), and had a sundial set more exactly (Plin. NH 7.214). (Broughton MRR I)