CLAU1318 M. Claudius (225) M. f. M. n. Marcellus

Life Dates

  • 208?, birth (Rüpke 2005)
  • 148, death (Broughton MRR I) Expand

    Shipwreck. MRR, Cic. Div. 2.5.14, Liv. Per. 50.


grandson of
M. Claudius (220) M. f. M. n. Marcellus (cos. 222) (Badian 1990)
son of
M. Claudius (222) M. f. M. n. Marcellus (cos. 196) (Zmeskal 2009) Expand

Asc. Pison. 12C, Liv. XLI 13.4

grandfather of
C. Claudius (214) Marcellus (pr. 80) (Zmeskal 2009) Expand

Cic. Verr. II ii 8

M. Claudius (227) M. f. Arn. Marcellus (pr.? before 74) (RE)


  • Pontifex 177 to 148 (Rüpke 2005) Expand
    • The son (225) succeeded the father (222)(Liv. 41.13.4; Ascon. 12 C). (Broughton MRR I)
  • Tribunus Plebis 171 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • In opposition to their colleagues they wished to refer the appeal of the veteran centurions against the levy to the magistrates in charge of the war rather than take cognizance of it themselves (Liv. 42.32.7-8). (Broughton MRR I)
  • Praetor 169 Hispania, Hispania Citerior, Hispania Ulterior (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Election Liv. 43.11.7 Provinces and armies Liv. 43.11.8, 12.1-11, 15.2-3. (Broughton MRR I)
    • Liv. 43.14.2-5, and 15.4-5. (Broughton MRR I)
    • p. 735 (Brennan 2000)
  • Proconsul 168 Hispania (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • In command of both Spanish provinces, where he captured Margolica. Returned when succeeded by Fonteius Balbus (Liv. 45.4.1).{429} (Broughton MRR I)
  • Triumphator 166 (Rich 2014) Expand
    • Triumph de Galleis Contrubrieis, Liguribus Eleatibus. MRR I.437, Itgenshorst no. 203, Rich no. 202. (Rich 2014)
  • Consul 166 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Cic. Rep. 1.21 and 23; Liv. 45.44.2; Fast. Cap., Degrassi 50f., 123, 460f.; Plin. NH 2.53; Suet. Vit. Ter. 4; Obseq. 12; Chr. 354; Fast. Hyd.; Chr. Pasc.; Cassiod.; cf. Didasc. Ter. And. (Donatus). Claudius served against the Alpine Gauls and Sulpicius against the Ligurians, and both celebrated triumphs (Liv. Per. 46; Act. Tr. Cap. and Urbisalv., Degrassi 80f., 338f., 556f.). (Broughton MRR I)
  • Triumphator 155 (Rich 2014) Expand
    • Triumph [ de .. ]us et Apuaneis. MRR I.448, Itgenshorst no. 206, Rich no. 205. (Rich 2014)
  • Consul 155 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Cic. Acad. 2.137; Fast. Cap., Degrassi 50f., 124, 464f.; Fast. Ant., ib. 160f.; Chr. 354; Fast. Hyd.; Chr. Pasc.; Cassiod.; and on Scipio, Cic. Brut. 79. Scipio completed the capture and destruction of Delminium in Dalmatia and celebrated a triumph (Liv. Per. 47; Act. Tr., Degrassi 82f., 557; Strabo 7.5.5; Frontin. Str. 3.6.2; Obseq. 16; Auct. Vir. Ill. 44.4; Ampel. 19.11; Zon. 9.25), while Marcellus subdued a rising of the Apuan Ligurians and also celebrated a triumph (Act. Tr., Degrassi 82f., 557; CIL 1(2).2.623). (Broughton MRR I)
    • Fragments of Act. Tr. attest the triumph and disprove the late tradition in Auct. Vir. Ill. (44.4) and Ampelius (19.11) that he refused a proffered triumph. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Consul 152 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Fast. Cap., Degrassi 52f., 124, 464f. ([- - - -] M. n. Marcellus III, L. Valerius L. f. P. [n.- - -]); Obseq. 18; Chr. 354; Fast. Hyd.; Chr. Pasc.; Cassiod.; and on Marcellus, Cic. Pis. 44; Div. 2.14; Fat. 33; Fast. Ant., Degrassi 160f. ([M. Cl]audi. M[- - - -]); Ascon. 12 C. Valerius died in office (Fast. Cap.; cf. Obseq. 18). Marcellus in Hither Spain induced the Celtiberians to send envoys to Rome, and pacified the Lusitanians, but at Rome his generous attitude was disapproved and the war continued (Polyb. 35.2-3, and 4.3; App. Ib. 48-49; cf. Liv. Per. 48; Strabo 3.2.1, on Corduba; Eutrop. 4.9.2; see Schulten, Gesch. Numantia 51-56; and cf. 151, Consuls and Promagistrates). On Valerius, see Münzer, Gent. Val. 40, no. 18. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Proconsul 151 Hispania Citerior (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Continued in command in Hither Spain until succeeded by Lucullus. He secured the submission of the Belli, the Tithi and the Arevaci (App. Ib. 50; cf. Liv. Per. 48; Eutrop. 4.9.2). He brought home much booty and placed memorials in the temple of Honos and Virtus (Strabo 3.4.13; Ascon. 12 C). (Broughton MRR I)
  • Legatus (Ambassador) 148 Numidia (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • According to Asconius (In Pis. 12 C) he was sent to Africa before the war, but the notice in Livy (Per. 50, cf. Oxy. Per. 50), and Appian's mention of envoys sent by the Senate in late 149 or early 148 favor this date (Lib. 105). (Broughton MRR I)
    • Sent with two others as a commission to Massinissa, but was drowned in a storm (Cic. Pis. 44, and Ascon. 12 C; Div. 2.14; Fat. 33; Liv. Per. 50 and Oxy. Per. 50; cf. App. Lib. 105). (Broughton MRR I)