HORA0165 C. (or M.) Horatius (13) M. f. M. n. Pulvillus


  • Patrician

Life Dates

  • 510?, birth (Rüpke 2005)
  • 453, death (Rüpke 2005)


  • Consul? 477 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • The praenomen C. appears in the literary sources except Gellius, who has M., and evidently stood in Fast. Cap., where the Consuls of 477 and 457 are identified as the same person. In 457 however Diod. and Livy have M., while Dion. Hal. and Fast. Cap. have C. (Broughton MRR I)
    • Liv. 2.51.1; Diod. 11.53.1; Fast. Cap. ([- - - -] Lanatus); Dion. Hal. 9.18.1; Chr. 354 (Pulvillo et Lanato); Fast. Hyd. (Laenate et Publilio); Chr. Pasc. ({Gr}); Cassiod.; cf. Gell. 17.21.13; Dio fr. 21. See Degrassi 24f., 90, 356. Menenius was defeated by the Etruscans after the disaster to the Fabii at the Cremera, and Horatius, who had been sent against the Volscians, returned to protect the city (Liv. 2.51.1-3; Dion. Hal. 9.18-24; Dio fr. 20.3). (Broughton MRR I)
  • Consul? 457 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • On Horatius' praenomen (M. in Liv., Diod., and Cassiod.), see 477, note 1. His cognomen has been corrupted to Publilius in Fast. Hyd. and Chr. Pasc. In the case of Minucius the cognomen Augurinus (Chr. 354) may have been carried over from the Cos. Suff. of 458, but Hilarius (Fast. Hyd.) and Hilarianus (Chr. Pasc.) remain unexplained. In Diod. Minucius is replaced by L. Postumius, a name not otherwise attested in this generation. (Broughton MRR I)
    • Liv. 3.30.1; Diod. 11.91.1; Fast. Cap. (names entire); Dion. Hal. 10.26.1; Chr. 354; Fast. Hyd.; Chr. Pasc.; Cassiod.; Degrassi 24f., 92, 362f. Horatius held command against the Aequi and Minucius against the Sabines (Liv. 3.30.8; Dion. Hal. 10.30.7-8). One tradition gave Horatius a leading part in having the number of Tribunes raised to ten (see Tribunes of the Plebs). (Broughton MRR I)
  • Augur 453 (Rüpke 2005) Expand
    • C. Veturius (Cicurinus) succeeded C. Horatius Pulvillus. Liv. 3.32.3. See Lübker no. 1. (Broughton MRR I)