SERV1556 Q. Servilius (48) Cn. f. Cn. n. Caepio


  • Patrician

Life Dates

  • 183?, birth (Sumner Orators) Expand

    Sumner R50.


son of
? Cn. Servilius (45) Cn. f. Cn. n. Caepio (cos. 169) (Badian 1990)
brother of
Q. Fabius (115) Q. f. Q. n. Maximus Servilianus (cos. 142) (Zmeskal 2009) Expand

App. Ib. 70 (296)

Cn. Servilius (46) Cn. f. Cn. n. Caepio (cos. 141) (Badian 1990)
father of
? Q. Servilius (49) Cn. f. Cn. n. Caepio (cos. 106) (Zmeskal 2009)
? Servilia (98) (daughter of? Q. Servilius (48) Cn. f. Cn. n. Caepio (cos. 140)) (Zmeskal 2009)


  • Praetor before 142 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • The latest possible date under the Lex Villia. (Broughton MRR I)
    • p. 738 (Brennan 2000)
  • Consul 140 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Cic. Brut. 161; Fast. Cap., Degrassi 52f., 125, 468f. (Q. Servilius Cn. f. C[n.- - - -]); Liv. Oxy. Per. 54; Frontin. Aq. 1.7; Obseq. 23; Chr. 354 (Lellio et Caepio); Fast. Hyd. (Cepione et Lucrio); Chr. Pasc. ({Gr}); Cassiod.; and on Servilius, Val. Max. 8.5.1; on Laelius, I. Cret. 3.4.10, line 22f.; Cic. Tusc. 5.54; Lael. 96. Probably in this year Laelius made the agrarian proposal which he withdrew because of senatorial opposition (Plut. TG 8.3-4). Servilius after a delay caused by the Tribune Claudius Asellus (Liv. Oxy. Per. 54) succeeded Servilianus in Farther Spain (see Promagistrates), complained of the peace the latter had made with Viriathus, and with the permission of the Senate engaged first in secret opposition and later in open war with him (App. Ib. 70; cf. Diod. 33.1.4; see 139, Promagistrates). (Broughton MRR I)
  • Proconsul 139 Hispania Ulterior (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • See 138, Consuls, on Brutus. (Broughton MRR I)
    • Campaigned in Lusitania against the Vettones and the Callaici, risking mutiny in his army by his strict discipline. When Viriathus' negotiations with Popillius failed (see Consuls) he continued them with Caepio, who intrigued with the chieftain's friends and secured his assassination. Caepio then forced the various Lusitanian bands to surrender and gave them land (Liv. Per. 54, and Oxy. Per. 54 and 55; Val. Max. 9.6.4; Vell. 2.1.3; Mela 3.1.4; App. Ib. 70, and 74-75; Dio fr. 78; Eutrop. 4.16; Auct. Vir. Ill. 71.3; Oros. 5.23.15; cf. Diod. 33.22; Strabo 3.1.9; Plin. NH 4.117). (Broughton MRR I)
  • Triumphator? c. 138 (Itgenshorst 2005) Expand
    • Triumph? ex Hispania de Viriatho. Itgenshorst no.212d (triumphus incertus, 138?). Not listed in MRR or Rich. (Itgenshorst 2005)