CALP1510 L. Calpurnius (96) L. f. C. n. Piso Frugi

Life Dates

  • 177?, birth (Sumner Orators) Expand

    Sumner R59.


father of
L. Calpurnius (97) Piso Frugi (pr. 111?) (Zmeskal 2009) Expand

Cic. Verr. II iv 56, Plin. n.h. XXXIII 38, Val. Max. IV 3.10

grandfather of
M. Pupius (10) M. f. Piso Frugi Calpurnianus (cos. 61) (Badian 1990)
? L. Calpurnius (98) Piso Frugi (pr. 74) (DPRR Team)


  • Tribunus Plebis 149 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Secured passage of a law establishing a standing court for cases of extortion (CIL 1 .2.583, lines 74 and 81; Lucil. 573-574 M; Cic. Brut. 106; Verr. 2.3.195; 2.4.56; Off. 2.75; Schol. Bob. 96 Stangl; Tac. Ann. 15.20; cf. Val. Max. 6.9.10, and see 154, on Caecilius). (Broughton MRR I)
  • Praetor c. 138 Sicilia (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • The names of the series of Praetors who held command in Sicily during the slave revolt until a Consul was sent in 134 depends on the unsatisfactory list given by Florus (2.7.7): L. Plautius Hypsaeus, Calpurnius Piso (probably Frugi, the Consul of 133), Cornelius Lentulus (perhaps the Consul of 130, but see 139, Praetors), Manlius (possibly A. Manlius Torquatus, RE no. 2, cf. 74), and P. Popillius Laenas (probably the Consul of 132). The order in which they held office is difficult to determine. It is not a certainty that Florus follows any particular order, but on the assumption that his list is arranged in the reverse order of time, Stella Maranca (315) and Wehrmann (11) are inclined to place Popillius in 139 and proceed back to Plautius in 135. The direct order is perhaps somewhat preferable, for Popillius belonged to a family whose members usually advanced rapidly from praetorship to consulship, but the evidence is inadequate. What is certain is that these men preceded the Consul Fulvius in 134. (Broughton MRR I)
    • Flor. 2.7.7. (Broughton MRR I)
    • Cos. 133. Pr. 138? On the order and chronology of these praetors in Sicily, see below, on L. Plautius Hypsaeus (20). (Broughton MRR III)
    • By 136. p. 738, footnote 115 (Brennan 2000)
  • Consul 133 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • CIL 1 .2.585, Lex Agraria of 111; Cic. Verr. 2.4.1-8; Att. 1.19.4; Fast. Cap., Degrassi 52f., 125, 470f. (P. Muc[- - - -], L. Calpurnius [L. f. C. n. Piso] Fru[gi]); Vell. 2.2.2; Ps.-Ascon. 221 Stangl; Chr. 354 (Scepula et Pisone); Fast. Hyd. (Scaevola et Calpurnio), so also Chr. Pasc.; Cassiod.; and on Mucius, Plut. TG 9.1; Pompon. Dig. Mucius was consulted by Ti. Gracchus (see Tribunes of the Plebs) regarding his initial program (Cic. Acad. 2.13; Plut. TG 9.1), and opposed violent action to prevent his re-election, but defended the murderers (Cic. Dom. 91; Planc. 88; De Or. 2.285; Tusc. 4.51; Val. Max. 3.2.17; Auct. Vir. Ill. 64.7). Calpurnius received the command in Sicily against the slaves. He restored discipline in the army, captured Murgantia, and attacked Enna (CIL 1(2).2.847; Val. Max. 2.7.9; 4.3.10; Frontin. Str. 4.1.26; Oros. 5.9.6). (Broughton MRR I)
  • Censor 120 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Fast. Ant., Degrassi 162f. (Q. Caecili. Metel.); Cic. Fin. 5.82; Val. Max. 7.1.1; 8.5.1, on Metellus; Vell. 1.11.7; Plin. NH 7.142. See Degrassi 126, 472f. Piso received the cognomen Censorius (Dion. Hal. 2.38.3, and 39.1; Plin. NH 13.87; Censorin. DN 17.11), and must be dated to this censorship since the Censors of all other possible years, including 108, are known. P. Cornelius Lentulus was probably reappointed Princeps Senatus, but popular hatred at his actions against C. Gracchus led him to depart to Sicily (see 125, Censors; Val. Max. 5.3.2). (Broughton MRR I)
    • No other Princeps Senatus is known between Lentulus and Scaurus, the Consul of 115. (Broughton MRR I)