VALE1492 L. Valerius (175) L. f. L. n. Flaccus


  • Patrician

Life Dates

  • 180?, birth (Rüpke 2005)


son of
? L. Valerius (174) L. f. P. n. Flaccus (cos. 152) (Brennan 2000)
brother of
? L. Valerius (176, 177) L. f. L. n. Flaccus (cos. 100) (DPRR Team)
? C. Valerius (D) Flaccus (son of? L. Valerius (174) L. f. P. n. Flaccus (cos. 152)) (DPRR Team)
father of
? L. Valerius (176, 177) L. f. L. n. Flaccus (cos. 100) (Zmeskal 2009)


  • Flamen Martialis 153 to 132 (Rüpke 2005)
  • Aedilis Curulis before 134 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Didasc. Ter. And. (Donatus); see Dziatzko, RhM 21 (1866) 65f.; and Münzer, Gent. Val. 41, note 2, on Valerius. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Praetor before 133 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • L. Valerius Flaccus, the Consul of 131, has frequently been identified with L. Valerius L. f. who is named as Praetor in a Senatus Consultum reported in Josephus (AJ 14.8.6, 145). It is generally agreed that the decree does not belong to the year 47 in which Josephus reports it. Similarities between this decree and a letter of a Consul Lucius (I Maccab. 15.16-21) have led to assimilation of the dates of the two documents (see 142, Consuls, and note 1), but the date formerly proposed (139 B.C.) has been proved impossible, and 142 B.C. makes much too long an interval between the praetorship and the consulship of Valerius. 135 or 134 is a more probable date for his praetorship. Moreover in both years the Consuls were away in distant provinces and the{492} urban Praetor would naturally have charge of Senate meetings in their absence. Could the similarities in the two decrees be explained by a similarity of occasion, the first because of an embassy sent to secure Roman friendship at the beginning of the rule of Simon and the second because of an embassy sent at the beginning of the rule of John Hyrcanus I ? and the confusion in Josephus be caused by confusion between Hyrcanus I and Hyrcanus II ? (Broughton MRR I)
    • The latest date possible for their praetorships under the Lex Villia. (Broughton MRR I)
    • p. 738, footnote 119 (Brennan 2000)
  • Consul 131 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Fast. Cap., Degrassi 52f., 126, 470f. (P. Lici[ni]us P. f. P. n. Cr[- - - -], L. Valeri[us - - - -]); Chr. 354 (Muciano et Flacco); Fast. Hyd. (Crasso et Flacco), so also Chr. Pasc.; Cassiod. As Pontifex Maximus Licinius restrained his colleague, who was Flamen Martialis, from leaving the city (Cic. Phil. 11.18), then himself took command of the war against Aristonicus in Asia (Liv. Per. 59; Strabo 14.1.38; Gell. 1.13.11-13; Iustin. 36.4.7-8; Eutrop. 4.20; Oros. 5.10.1-2; Eustath. Hom. Od. 18.7; cf. CIG 2501- JOEAI 11 [1908] 69f., P. Val. ? Crassus; Val. Max. 8.7.6; Quintil. Inst. Or. 11.2.50). On Valerius, see Münzer, Gent. Val. 41, no. 23. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Flamen Martialis after 132 (Rüpke 2005)