CASS1304 C. Cassius (55) C. f. C. n. Longinus


brother of
? Q. Cassius (69) L. f. Q. n. Longinus (cos. 164) (Brennan 2000)
father of
? L. Cassius (72) Longinus Ravilla (cos. 127) (Badian 1990)


  • Tribunus Militum 178 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Sent by the Praetor Urbanus to Ariminum to take charge of a legion (Liv. 41.5.8). (Broughton MRR I)
  • Praetor 174 urbanus, Rome (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Provinces and armies Liv. 41.21.1-3 (Broughton MRR I)
    • I assign the Consul of 171 to the missing praetorship of 174, the latest year allowed by the Lex Villia Annalis. He was probably Pr. Urbanus and mentioned just before Scipio in the lacuna preceding Liv. 41.21.1. It is however possible, though less likely, that Cassius was Praetor in 175 and that either Lutatius Cerco or Baebius Sulca was the missing Praetor in 174 (Münzer, APF 218f.). See 175, Praetors. (Broughton MRR I)
    • p. 734, footnote 88 (Brennan 2000)
  • Decemvir Agris Dandis Assignandis 173 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Elected to assign unoccupied lands in Liguria and Gaul to individual settlers, ten iugera each to Romans, three each to Latins (Liv. 42.4.3-4). (Broughton MRR I)
  • Consul 171 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • CIL 1 .2.2661; Liv. 42.28.5, and 29.1; Fast. Cap., Degrassi 80f., 123, 458f.; Plin. NH 7.36; Gell. 9.4.15; Oros. 4.20.36; Chr. 354; Fast. Hyd.; Chr. Pasc.; Cassiod.; and on Licinius, Eutrop. 4.6.3. Licinius was assigned the province of Macedonia (Liv. 42.31.1, 32.1-5, and 48.4), instructed to dismiss the Macedonian envoys (42.36.7; App. Mac. 11.9), and assemble his forces (Liv. 42.48.4). He crossed to Apollonia and advanced into Thessaly (42.49.1-10, and 55.1-10), met a reverse at Callinicus (Polyb. 27.8.1; Liv. 42.57-62, cf. 43.4.5; Plut. Aem. 9.2; Apophth. P. Lic. 197f.; Iustin. 33.1.4; Eutrop. 4.6.3; Oros. 4.20.37; Zon. 9.22), and refused Perseus' overtures for peace (Polyb. 27.8.1-15; Liv. 42.62.3-15; Plut. Apophth. P. Lic.; App. Mac. 12; Iustin. 33.1.5-6; Eutrop. 4.6.3). After a success at Phalanna he wintered part of his army in Thessaly and part in Boeotia (Liv. 42.64-67, cf. 43.4.5; Zon. 9.22). Cassius was assigned Italy (Liv. 42.31.1, and 32.1-5), but was active in Gaul and had to be restrained by decree of the Senate from attempting to attack Macedonia through Illyria (Liv. 43.1.4-12). (Broughton MRR I)
    • Cos. 171. See MRR 1.416. On his march into Illyria, add Livy 43.5.1-10, and see M. G. Morgan for the possibility that he had passed through the Transalpine Iapodes to the Segestani before being recalled to Italy (Historia 23, 1974, 188-189). (Broughton MRR III)
  • Tribunus Militum 170 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Served under Hostilius in Macedonia and Greece, thus evading the complaints of Gauls, Carni, and others regarding his misdeeds in 171 (Liv. 43.5.1-9). (Broughton MRR I)
  • Tribunus Militum? 169 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • May have served in Illyria or Greece this year (see 170 and 168, Tribunes of the Soldiers). (Broughton MRR I)
  • Tribunus Militum 168 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Served under Anicius in Illyria, and received custody of Gentius (Liv. 44.31.15). (Broughton MRR I)
  • Censor 154 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Piso fr. 38 Peter; Fast. Cap., Degrassi 50f., 124, 464f.; Fast. Ant., ib. 160f.; Plin. NH 17.244; Fest. 360 L. Their wish to build a stone theater was successfully opposed by Scipio Nasica (Liv. Per. 48; Val. Max. 2.4.2; Vell. 1.15.3; App. BC 1.28, with mistaken name and date for Scipio; Oros. 4.21.4). Cassius consulted the Pontifices regarding the dedication of a statue of Concordia (Cic. Dom. 130, and 136). M. Aemilius Lepidus was chosen Princeps Senatus for the sixth time (Liv. Per. 48). On Valerius, see Münzer, Gent. Val. 52, no. 54. (Broughton MRR I)