ACIL1650 M'. Acilius (37) Glabrio


son of
? M'. Acilius (36) M'. f. C. n. Glabrio (cos. suff. 154) (Zmeskal 2009)
married to
Mucia (26) (daughter of Q. Mucius (21) Q. f. Q. n. Scaevola 'Augur' (cos. 117)) (Zmeskal 2009) Expand

Cic. Verr. 1.51, 52

father of
M'. Acilius (38) M'. f. M'. n. Glabrio (cos. 67) (Zmeskal 2009) Expand

Cic. Verr. I 51


  • Tribunus Plebis? 122 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Ps.-Ascon. 222 Stangl is the only authority for the praenomen. That of his son was M'. The Lex repetundarum mentions in its text (line 22) the Lex Rubria without noting its abrogation and so must be dated between 123 and 121. The specifications for the juries (lines 12-14) also appear to conform to the provisions of the Gracchan law. Fraccaro (Rend. Ist. Lombard. 52 [1919] 355ff., cited by Niccolini) identifies it with the Gracchan law, and Carcopino with less probability with the extortion law of Glaucia (Autour des Gracques 211ff.). Mention of a Lex Rubria Acilia indicates that Acilius and Rubrius were Tribunes in the same year, but it remains somewhat uncertain whether that year was 123 or 122. See 123, Tribunes of the Plebs and note 4; and below, note 5. The role of the Lex Acilia in the legislative program of C. Gracchus has been convincingly vindicated by Balsdon (PBSR 14 [1938] 98-114). (Broughton MRR I)
    • Carried a law de repetundis, which Cicero notes did not allow comperendinatio in cases of extortion (Cic. Verr. 1.51; 2.1.26, and Ps.-Ascon. 221, and 231 Stangl). The law of this period, published in CIL 1 .2.583, has generally been accepted as the Lex Acilia. A Lex Rubria Acilia is mentioned in the S.C. de Astypalaeensibus of 105 (IG 12.3.173- IGRP 4.1028). (Broughton MRR I)
    • p. 257-63 (Thommen 1989)