VETU1337 Ti. Veturius (23) Gracchus Sempronianus

Life Dates

  • Before 200?, birth (Rüpke 2005)


son of
? Ti. Sempronius (51) Ti. f. Ti. n. Gracchus (cos. 215) (Zmeskal 2009)
adopted son of
? Ti. Veturius (22) L. f. L. n. Philo (adoptive father of? Ti. Veturius (23) Gracchus Sempronianus) (Zmeskal 2009)
brother of
? Ti. Sempronius (52) Gracchus (son of? Ti. Sempronius (51) Ti. f. Ti. n. Gracchus (cos. 215)) (DPRR Team)
? Ti. Sempronius (53) P. f. Ti. n. Gracchus (cos. 177) (DPRR Team)


  • Augur after 175 (Rüpke 2005) Expand
    • Liv. 41.21.8-9. (Broughton MRR I)
    • The name as given in Livy suggests that a Sempronius Gracchus was adopted by a Veturius. To keep the cognomen Gracchus after adoption is not impossible but is unexampled in this period. The name Veturius raises more difficulty since Münzer (APF 123, 126-8, 131) has shown against Mommsen (RF 1.120) that the Gens Veturia was patrician, and it is surprising that the plebeian place in the college held by a Sempronius should pass to a patrician Veturius even if he was by nature the son. Moreover, Geer (AJPh 60 [1939] 466f.) has pointed out that the four patrician places in the augural college were all filled at this time and the new Augur therefore must be a plebeian. He makes the attractive suggestion that the correct name is Ti. Sempronius Gracchus Veturianus, i. e. a Veturius adopted by a Sempronius Gracchus. Neither name appears again in our tradition. See note 4 above. (Broughton MRR I)
    • Ti. Veturius Gracchus Sempronianus succeeded Ti. Sempronius (Longus or Gracchus). Ti. Sempronius Gracchus Veturianus, Geer, AJPh 60 (1939) 466f. (Broughton MRR I)