CLAU1229 M. Claudius (223, 224) M. f. M. n. Marcellus

Life Dates

  • After 230?, birth (Rüpke 2005)
  • 169, death (Broughton MRR I)


  • Decemvir Sacris Faciundis? 190 to 170 (Rüpke 2005)
  • Praetor 188 urbanus, Rome (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Elections: Liv. 38.35.2 Provinces and armies 38.35.10. (Broughton MRR I)
    • Cf. Liv. 38.42.7; Dio fr. 61; Val. Max. 6.6.3 (Broughton MRR I)
    • p. 731 (Brennan 2000)
  • Praetor 185 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Elections: Liv. 39.23.2 Provinces omitted in Livy. (Broughton MRR I)
    • Münzer (RE) is inclined to identify the Consul of 183 with the Marcellus who became Praetor in 188. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Consul 183 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Cic. Off. 1.33; Attic. in Nep. Hann. 13; Liv. 39.45.1; Fast. Cap., Degrassi 48f., 122, 456f.; Obseq. 4; Chr. 354; Fast. Hyd.; Chr. Pasc.; Oros. 4.20.27; Cassiod. Both Consuls were assigned to Liguria (Liv. 39.45.3), but Marcellus was sent to oppose the settlement of Transalpine Gauls near Aquileia, and wanted to begin an Istrian war (Liv. 39.45.3, 54.1-4, 55.4-5, and 56.3-5; cf. Piso fr. 35 Peter- Plin. NH 3.131; Zon. 9.21). (Broughton MRR I)
  • Proconsul 182 Gallia Cisalpina (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • His command in Gaul was prorogued, with additions to his army (Liv. 40.1.6). He consulted the Senate when Ligurians wished to surrender to him rather than to the Consuls (40.16.5-6). (Broughton MRR I)
  • Proconsul 181 Gallia Cisalpina (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Proconsul in Gaul, but had already received a successor when summoned to aid Paullus in Liguria (Liv. 40.25.9, and 26.2). (Broughton MRR I)
  • Legatus (Ambassador) 173 Aetolia, Achaea (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • M. is a probable restoration. The activities recorded favor the view that the Envoy was a consular and one or other of the two mutually indistinguishable Marcelli of this period, not no. 225, the Consul of 166, 155, and 152. (Broughton MRR I)
    • Sent to the Aetolian assembly at Delphi, he induced the warring factions to place hostages at Corinth, and then attended the Achaean assembly at Aegium (Liv. 42.5.10-6.2). (Broughton MRR I)
  • Decemvir Sacris Faciundis 169 (Rüpke 2005) Expand
    • Bardt (Priester 30) would prefer to identify the Decemvir s. f. with the Consul of 183. (Broughton MRR I)
    • Cn. Octavius succeeded M. Claudius Marcellus. Liv. 44.18.7; Fest. 188 L. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Legatus (Lieutenant)? 169 Macedonia (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Served under Philippus in Macedonia (Liv. 44.3.2; see Xviri s. f. below). (Broughton MRR I)