FABI0124 Q. Fabius (165) M. f. K. n. Vibulanus


  • Patrician
  • Nobilis Expand

    Cic. Rep. 2.37.62, Liv. 3.67.8, Ovid. Fast. 2.226, Eutrop. 1.16, Hieron. Chron. Ol.72.4 (survived Cremera)

Life Dates

  • 449, exiled (Broughton MRR I) Expand

    No record of restoration.


grandson of
K. Fabius (159) K. f. Vibulanus (cos. 484) (RE)
son of
? M. Fabius (cf. 165) (father of? Q. Fabius (165) M. f. K. n. Vibulanus (cos. 467)) (RE)
father of
? N. (or Cn.) Fabius (163) Q. f. M. n. Vibulanus (cos. 421) (DPRR Team)
Q. Fabius (166, cf. 46) Vibulanus (cos. 423) (RE)
? M. Fabius (162) (Q. f. M. n.) Vibulanus (cos. 442) (RE)


  • Consul 467 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • On Aemilius' name, see 470, note 1; that of Fabius is preserved in full in Fast. Cap. for 465. On the filiation, see also Dion. Hal. 9.22.5, and 59.1. (Broughton MRR I)
    • Liv. 3.1.1; Diod. 11.74.1; Dion. Hal. 9.59.1; Chr. 354 (Mamerco II et Vivulano); Fast. Hyd. (Aemilio II et Bibulano); Chr. Pasc. ({Gr}); Cassiod.; Degrassi 91, 358f. Fabius held command against the Aequi (Liv. 3.1.8; Dion. Hal. 9.59.3-5); while Aemilius fought the Sabines and proposed the founding of the citizen colony at Antium (Liv. 3.1.2-5; Dion. Hal. 9.59.1-3). (Broughton MRR I)
  • Legatus (Ambassador)? 466 Aequian territory (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Sent to the Aequi to demand restitution (Dion. Hal. 9.60.3-6; cf. Liv. 3.2.3; see 465 and 458). (Broughton MRR I)
  • Consul 465 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Diod. and Dion. Hal. both preserve the cognomen Capitolinus, and in Dion. Hal. Fabius' cognomen has been corrupted to {Gr}. (Broughton MRR I)
    • Cos. 471, 468, 446, 443, 439 Liv. 3.2.2; Diod. 11.77.1; Fast. Cap. (F.'s name entire except Vibulanu[s II]); Dion. Hal. 9.61.1; Chr. 354 (Vivulano II et Capitolino); Cassiod.; Degrassi 24f., 91, 360f. Fabius sent an embassy to propose peace to the Aequi (Liv. 3.2.3-6). Both Consuls fought them at Algidus, then Quinctius returned to face the Aequi and hold a census (Liv. 3.2.6-3.9; Dion. Hal. 9.61.2-6). On Quinctius, see Lübker, no. 1. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Praefectus Urbi 462 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Liv. 3.8.7, and 9.6-13; Dion. Hal. 9.69.2, with Furius for Fabius. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Triumphator 459 (Rich 2014) Expand
    • Triumph de Aequeis et Volsceis. MRR I.38, Itgenshorst p. 263, Rich no. 33. (Rich 2014)
  • Consul 459 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Liv. 3.22.1, and 40.8, on Cornelius; Diod. 11.86.1; Fast. Cap. (F.'s name entire; [- - - -] Maluginensis U&r.;[- - - -]); Dion. Hal. 10.20.1; 11.16, and 63; Chr. 354; Fast. Hyd.; Chr. Pasc.; Cassiod.; Degrassi 24f., 92, 360f. According to Livy, both Consuls fought against the Aequi and the Volsci, brought relief to Tusculum and celebrated triumphs (Liv. 3.22.1-23.7, and 24.8; cf. Dion. Hal. 10.20-21; Act. Tr.; Degrassi 66f., 537). According to Dion. Hal. (10.21.4-8), Antium rebelled and was subdued by Cornelius whose triumph, according to Act. Tr., was celebrated over the Antiate Volscians. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Praefectus Urbi 458 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Liv. 3.29.4; Dion. Hal. 10.22.2, and 23.5-24.1. Received command of Minucius' army when he abdicated his consulship (Liv. 3.29.7). (Broughton MRR I)
  • Legatus (Ambassador) 458 Aequian territory (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Possibly the same as Dion. Hal. reports in 466 (9.60.3-68; see RE s. v. "Fabius" no. 165). (Broughton MRR I)
    • Demanded redress from the Aequi for invading Latin territory contrary to the treaty (Liv. 3.25.6-9; cf. Dion. Hal. 10.22.4-6). On Volumnius, see Lübker no. 2, and on Postumius, no. 16. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Decemvir Consulari Imperio Legibus Scribundis 450 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Livy and Dion. Hal. each preserve ten names. Diod. mentions ten and preserves seven with {Gr} for Poetelius and omission of Fabius, Antonius and Duillius. In Fast. Cap. there was space for ten; preserved are Ap. Claudius A[p. f. M. n.] Crass. Inrigill. Sabi[n. II]; M. Corn[elius-f. Se]r. n. Maluginens[is]; [- - - - - -] Esquilin.; [- - - - - Esqui]linus Auguri[n.]; [- - - -] Meren[da]. According to Dion. Hal., Poetelius, Duillius, and Oppius (with praenomen Servius in Zon. 7.18) were plebeians, and by implication the rest patricians. Antonius however and Rabuleius are names known only in plebeian connections, so probably the second board of Decemviri was composed equally of patricians and plebeians. See RE, s. vv. "Decemviri," "Antonius" 78, "Rabuleius" 2. (Broughton MRR I)
    • Liv. 3.35.9-11; Diod. 12.24.1; Fast. Cap., Degrassi 26f., 94, 366f.; Dion. Hal. 10.58.4-5; 11.23. They administered the government and{47} courts while preparing two more tables of laws, and refused to elect Consuls or successors (Cic. Rep. 2.61, and 63; Liv. 3.36.3-37.8; Dion. Hal. 10.59.1-60.6; Zon. 7.18). (Broughton MRR I)
    • According to Diod. (12.26.1), these laws were issued by the Consuls of 449, but Cicero (Rep. 2.63) has them added by the Decemviri. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Decemvir Consulari Imperio Legibus Scribundis 449 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Under the leadership of Ap. Claudius they continued illegally in office, against the wish of all classes. Invasions by Sabines and Aequi led to the dispatch of Fabius, Rabuleius, and Poetilius against the Sabines, and Cornelius, Minucius, Antonius and Sergius against the Aequi, where all were unsuccessful, while Claudius and Sp. Oppius remained in the city (Liv. 3.38.1-42.7; Dion. Hal. 11.2.1-23, 33.2, and 44.4; Zon. 7.18). In the schematic account given by our sources, the army was alienated by the murder of Siccius, and the Plebs by Claudius' attack on Verginia, and the Decemvirs were overthrown by a popular uprising. Claudius and Oppius escaped condemnation by suicide, the rest went into exile (Liv. 3.43-54, and 58; Diod. 12.24-25; Dion. Hal. 11.24-43, and 46; Zon. 7.18; cf. Cic. Rep. 2.63; Fin. 2.66; Val. Max. 6.1.2; Ascon. 77 C; Suet. Tib. 2.2; Flor. 1.17.24; Eutrop. 1.18; Ampel. 25.2; Pompon. in Dig.; Auct. Vir. Ill. 21; Oros. 2.13.3-7; Jerome Chr. p. 112 Helm). (Broughton MRR I)