VALE1460 M. Valerius (253) M. f. M. n. Messalla


  • Patrician

Life Dates

  • 204?, birth (Develin 1979) Expand

    Develin no. 128.


son of
? M. Valerius (252) M. f. M'. n. Messalla (cos. 188) (Badian 1990)
father of
? M'.? Valerius (248) Messalla (pr. c. 120) (Zmeskal 2009)


  • Decemvir Sacris Faciundis 172 to after 154 (Rüpke 2005)
  • Praetor before 163 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • The latest possible dates for their praetorships under the Lex Villia. On Valerius, see Münzer, Gent. Val. 52, no. 54. (Broughton MRR I)
    • p. 736 (Brennan 2000)
  • Consul 161 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Didasc. Ter. Eun. and Phorm.; Fast. Cap., Degrassi 50f., 123, 462f.; Fast. Ant., ib. 160f.; Gell. 2.24.2; 15.11.1; Chr. 354; Fast. Hyd. and Chr. Pasc., with Carbo for Strabo; Cassiod. Fannius carried the Lex Fannia, one of the earliest laws to regulate private and public banquets and distributions at games (Lucil. 1172 M; Plin. NH 10.139; Gell. 2.24.1-6; Athen. 6.108, 274c; Macrob. Sat. 3.13.13, 16.4, and 17.3-5). He may be identified with the Consul Fannius who wrote Cos requesting safe passage for returning Jewish ambassadors (Joseph. AJ 14.10.15; cf. Holleaux, {Gr}. 5; Münzer, Hermes 55 [1920] 437, note 1). (Broughton MRR I)
    • See the select bibliography on the decrees recorded in Josephus AJ 12 and 14 compiled by R. Marcus in Vol. 7, pp. 775-777 of the LCL translation of Josephus. (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)