CORN1362 P. Cornelius (202) L. f. L. n. Lentulus


  • Patrician

Life Dates

  • 205?, birth (Sumner Orators) Expand

    Sumner R63, Develin p. 91.

  • 121, death (DPRR Team) Expand

    VM 5.3.2f, Cic Catil 4.13, Cic Phil 8.14.


son of
L. Cornelius (188) L. f. L. n. Lentulus (cos. 199) (RE)
father of
? Cornelia (408) (daughter of? P. Cornelius (202) L. f. L. n. Lentulus (cos. suff. 162)) (Zmeskal 2009) Expand

Licinian. XXVIII 37 Criniti

? P. Cornelius (202a, Supb. 3.359f.) P. f. Lentulus (pr.? 128) (Zmeskal 2009)
grandfather of
P. Cornelius (240) P. f. P. n. Lentulus Sura (cos. 71) (Zmeskal 2009) Expand

Cic. Catil. III 10, Cic. Catil. IV 13, Dio XLIV 20.5


  • Legatus (Ambassador) 172 Macedonia, Achaea (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Sent to the various Greek communities to keep them in alliance with Rome against Macedon, they sailed with a guard to Corcyra and there apportioned regions to each member of the embassy: to Marcius and Atilius, northern and central Greece and the Peloponnese; to the Lentuli, Cephallenia and the western Peloponnese; and to Decimius, King Gentius of Illyria (Liv. 42.37.1-9). Marcius and Atilius proceeded through Epirus and Acarnania to the Thessalian council at Larisa, and then in a conference with Perseus encouraged him to send envoys to Rome under agreement for a truce (Liv. 42.38.1-47.3, cf. 47.1-9; T. Frank, CPh 5 [1910] 358-361). They went on to break up the Boeotian League, placing pro-Roman parties in control and attaching the communities individually to Rome (Polyb. 27.1.1-2.10; Liv. 42.43.4-44.6), and summoned Ser. Cornelius to stay at Chalcis. At Argos they induced the council of the Achaeans to send a guard to Chalcis (Polyb. 27.2.11; Liv. 42.44.7-8), then making an end of these winter activities they rejoined P. Cornelius and returned to Rome (Polyb. 27.2.12; Liv. 42.44.8, principio hiemis !). Decimius in Illyria fell under suspicion of accepting bribes (Liv. 42.45.8). Cf. App. Mac. 11.4. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Tribunus Militum 171 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • A Tribune under the Consul Licinius (Liv. 42.49.9). Probably the ambassador in 172 (see no. d) who was sent back to Boeotia (42.47.12). Besieging Haliartus when succeeded by the Praetor Lucretius (42.56.3). (Broughton MRR I)
  • Aedilis Curulis 169 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Liv. 44.18.8. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Legatus (Envoy) 168 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Selected by Paullus to negotiate the surrender of Perseus in Samothrace (Liv. 45.4.7). On the Postumii, see L├╝bker nos. 3 and 4. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Praetor 165 urbanus, Rome (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Lentulus and Scipio Nasica were Curule Aediles in 169, and are not named among the Praetors before 165. As they attained the consulship in 162 their praetorships must be dated in this year. (Broughton MRR I)
    • Received from the Senate the task of reclaiming public land in Campania, and where necessary of purchasing private land along with it (Cic. Leg. Agr. 2.82; Gran. Lic. 14f. [Bonn]). (Broughton MRR I)
    • p. 739 (Brennan 2000)
  • Consul Suffectus 162 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Fast. Cap., Degrassi 50f., 123, 462f.; Fast. Ant., ib. 160f.; Gran. Lic. 14f. (Bonn). (Broughton MRR I)
  • Legatus (Ambassador) 156 Asia (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • He confirmed, upon returning from Asia, reports of attacks by Prusias of Bithynia upon Attalus of Pergamum, which the Senate had at first received with scepticism (Polyb. 32.16.1; 33.1.1). (Broughton MRR I)
  • Princeps Senatus c. 125 (Ryan 1998) Expand
    • p. 223 (Ryan 1998)