CORN1631 P. Cornelius (202a, Supb. 3.359f.) P. f. Lentulus


  • Patrician


son of
? P. Cornelius (202) L. f. L. n. Lentulus (cos. suff. 162) (Brennan 2000)
brother of
? Cornelia (408) (daughter of? P. Cornelius (202) L. f. L. n. Lentulus (cos. suff. 162)) (DPRR Team)
father of
? P. Cornelius (203) Lentulus (pr. before 90) (Zmeskal 2009)
grandfather of
P. Cornelius (240) P. f. P. n. Lentulus Sura (cos. 71) (Zmeskal 2009) Expand

Dio XLVI 20.5


  • Praetor? 128 Macedonia/Achaea? (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Pomtow (SIG(3) 704-705, note 3; cf. Klio 14 [1914] 302) identified the P. Cornelius of these inscriptions with the P. Cornelius P. f. Lentulus who was honored by the Isthmic guild of Dionysiac artists as a benefactor, presumably in 128-127 B.C. (SIG(3) 704 B and C; cf. 697). He believed that Cornelius, like Sisenna in 118, intervened as Praetor or Propraetor of Macedonia in the quarrels of the Dionysiac artists, and not, as Münzer suggests (RE Supb. 3.259f.) as Praetor Urbanus in Rome in the absence of the Consuls. The identification of the benefactor (SIG(3) 704 B) with the person honored in 704 C in 128 B.C. rests on uncertain restorations of the latter inscription, since only the ending of the name is preserved and no title is given. In 705, line 22 the phrase {Gr}, parallels closely the phrases (lines 32 and 60) referring to Sisenna as governor of Macedonia. Accordingly the date and identification remain quite uncertain, but the office was more probably the governorship of Macedonia than a magistracy in Rome. Daux (Delphes 361f.) holds that Pomtow's identification has no foundation. Riccobono in Font. Iur. Rom. Anteiustin. (1.248ff.) keeps the text of Bruns 7 and Dessau's conjecture that P. Cornelius was either Scipio Nasica, Cos. 138, or Scipio Aemilianus, Cos. 134. (Broughton MRR I)
    • SIG 704, nos. B and C; 705, lines 22, and 28. (Broughton MRR I)
    • p. 741, footnote 155 (Brennan 2000)