FULV1242 Q. Fulvius (61) Q. f. M. n. Flaccus

Life Dates

  • Before 219?, birth (Rüpke 2005)
  • 172, death - violent (Broughton MRR I) Expand



son of
? Sulpicia (A) (daughter of Ser. Sulpicius (82) Paterculus) (DPRR Team)
Q. Fulvius (59) M. f. Q. n. Flaccus (cos. 237) (Zmeskal 2009) Expand

Vell. II 8.2

brother of
M. Fulvius (57) Flaccus (leg. env. 170) (Zmeskal 2009) Expand

Liv. XL 30.4

L. (or Cn.) Fulvius (20, cf. 57 and 92) (sen. 174) (Zmeskal 2009) Expand

Frontin. strat. IV 1.32, Liv. XL 41.8, Liv. XLI 27.2, Val. Max. II 7.5, Vell. I 10.6

L. Manlius (47) Acidinus Fulvianus (cos. 179) (Badian 1990)
father of
Ser. Fulvius (64) Q. f. Flaccus (cos. 135) (Zmeskal 2009) Expand

Liv. XLII 28.11, Val. Max. I 1.20


  • Aedilis Curulis 184 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Livy (39.39.2) calls Flaccus aedilis curulis designatus. Mommsen (Str. 1.513f., note 3) has shown that he must have been Curule Aedile for this year, and the objection therefore was to the illegal accumulation of two magistracies in one year (which was forbidden long before, Liv. 7.42.2). As a plebeian Flaccus could be Aedile in 184 but not in 183, a patrician year. Decimius died before the Ludi Apollinares (Liv. 39.39.1 and 15), and elections were not held so early at this time. Flaccus moreover campaigned sine toga candida, presumably because he was in office and could not take off the praetexta. (Broughton MRR I)
    • His active campaign for the place of the deceased Praetor Decimius led the Senate to refuse to hold an election rather than allow him to accumulate another curule office (Liv. 39.39.2-15; cf. Mommsen, Str. 1.513f., note 3). (Broughton MRR I)
  • Praetor 182 Hispania Citerior (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Elections: Liv. 39.51.5 Provinces and armies 40.1.1-2 and 4 and 7. (Broughton MRR I)
    • Made war upon the Celtiberi and captured Urbicna (Liv. 40.16.7-10). (Broughton MRR I)
    • p. 732 (Brennan 2000)
  • Proconsul 181 Hispania Citerior (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Livy strangely applies the term praetor to both Flaccus and Manlius (40.18.6, 32.8, and 34.1). In Frontinus Cimbrico is probably an error for Celtiberico. (Broughton MRR I)
    • His imperium prorogued in Hither Spain (Liv. 40.18.6), he won a victory over the Celtiberi (40.30.1-33.9; cf. Diod. 29.28; Frontin. Str. 2.5.8; App. Ib. 42; Oros. 4.20.31, Praetor). (Broughton MRR I)
  • Pontifex 180 to 172 (Rüpke 2005) Expand
    • Liv. 40.42.6 and 11-12. (Broughton MRR I)
    • Q. Fulvius Flaccus succeeded C. Servilius Geminus as pontifex. M. Aemilius Lepidus succeeded C. Servilius Geminus as pontifex maximus. Cf. Val. Max. 6.6.1. (Broughton MRR I)
    • Cn. Domitius Ahenobarbus succeeded Q. Fulvius Flaccus. Liv. 42.28.10-13, Oppido adulescens sacerdos. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Proconsul 180 Hispania Citerior (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Proconsul (Liv. 40.39.1) in Hither Spain. Requested permission to bring his army home (Liv. 40.35.3-36.13) but was refused. Won a victory over the Celtiberi before returning to celebrate a triumph (Liv. 40.40.15, 43.4-7, and 59.3; 42.34.9; Diod. 29.28; App. Ib. 42). See Degrassi 555. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Triumphator 180 (Rich 2014) Expand
    • Triumph de Celtibereis. MRR I.389, Itgenshorst no. 189, Rich no. 188. (Rich 2014)
  • Triumphator 179 (Rich 2014) Expand
    • Triumph de Liguribus. MRR I.391-2, Itgenshorst no.190, Rich no. 189. (Rich 2014)
  • Consul 179 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Liv. 40.43.4; Fast. Cap., Degrassi 48f., 122, 456f.; Plin. NH 35.14; Obseq. 7; Chr. 354; Fast. Hyd.; Chr. Pasc.; Cassiod.; and on Manlius,{392} who was by birth a brother of his colleague, Vell. 2.8.3; Cic. De Or. 2.260. Both Consuls were assigned Liguria (Liv. 40.44.3), where Fulvius transferred many Ligurians away from the mountains. He also prevented settlement in Italy of Transalpine Gauls (40.53.1-6; Flor. 1.19.5), then returned to Rome to celebrate a triumph (Liv. 40.59.1-3; Degrassi 555). Fulfilled a vow of temple and games (40.44.8-12, and 45.6) for his victory in Spain. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Censor 174 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Cic. Verr. 2.1.106; Liv. 41.27.1; 43.16.2; Fast. Cap., Degrassi 48f., 123, 458f.; Vell. 1.10.6; Plin. NH 7.157; Fest. 360 L; and on Fulvius, Val. Max. 2.7.5. They expelled nine from the Senate including a brother of Fulvius the Censor (see 180, note 3; Liv. 41.27.2; Val. Max. 2.7.5; Vell. 1.10.6; Frontin. Str. 4.1.32), and degraded many knights. They carried on an extensive program of building in Rome, Fulvius also in Pisaurum, Fundi, Potentia, and Sinuessa (Liv. 41.27.1-2, and 5-13). Fulvius also robbed the temple of Juno Lacinia of its marble tiles for his temple of Fortuna Equestris, but was compelled to return them (Liv. 42.3.1-11; Val. Max. 1.1.20). He dedicated his temple in 173 (Liv. 42.10.5) and Postumius founded the lustrum (42.10.1-4). They chose M. Aemilius Lepidus Princeps Senatus (Liv. 41.27.1). On Postumius, see 180, Consuls; Münzer, APF 213; Lübker no. 3. (Broughton MRR I)