LARC0017 T. Larcius (2) Flavus or Rufus?


  • Patrician


  • Legatus (Lieutenant)? 504 Etruria, Sabine territory (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Served under Valerius (Dion. Hal. 5.41.5). (Broughton MRR I)
  • Consul 501 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • On the names Largius, Lartius, Larcius, see the note to Liv. 2.10.6 in the Conway-Walters edition. Greek sources read {Gr} (Dion. Hal. and Zon.), so too Cic. Rep. 2.56. (Broughton MRR I)
    • Liv. 2.18.1; Dion. Hal. 5.50.1, cf. 59.1 ({Gr}); Chr. 354 (Aurunco et Rufo); Fast. Hyd. (Aurunco et Flavo), so also Chr. Pasc.; Cassiod.; Zon. 7.13; on Cominius, Auct. De Praenom. 2. See Degrassi 88, 350f. According to Livy, fear of a Latin war led to the appointment of Larcius as the first Dictator (2.18.2-8; see below), while Dion. Hal. recounts the beginning of a hostile movement among the Latins (5.50.1-51.2), and a slave conspiracy (5.51.3; cf. Zon. 7.13). (Broughton MRR I)
  • Dictator 501 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Authorities are agreed that Larcius was the first Dictator but disagree regarding his date. Livy follows the "most ancient authors" in choosing 501, but finds few events to tell in that year. Cicero gives only round numbers, "about ten years." Dion. Hal. in a long account (5.70.1-77.6) places the dictatorship in Larcius' second consulship in 498, and accordingly dates the battle of Lake Regillus in 496 (cf. Liv. 2.21.3-4). Varro (in Macrob. 1.8.1) stated that Larcius as Dictator dedicated the temple of Saturn, an event which Livy dates in 497 (2.21.1; cf. Wissowa 205), while Dion. Hal. (6.1.4) shows that one tradition connected Larcius with the founding, and another connected Cominius with the dedication. Livy's scheme is followed here. On the law creating the dictatorship, see Rotondi, p. 191. (Broughton MRR I)
    • Rei gerundae causa, Liv. 2.18.3-11; Dion. Hal. 5.70.4, and 73.1 (in 498 B.C.), cf. 75.1, and 77.1; Varro in Macrob. Sat. 1.8.1; Cic. Rep. 2.56; Liv. 2.21.1, Larcius Consul; Eutrop. 1.12; Jerome, Chr. p. 107 Helm; Ioann. Malalas, fr. 45 in FHG 4.555; Oros. 2.5.4; Cassiod.; Lydus Magg. 1.37; Syncell. p. 472; Suidas s. v. {Gr} and {Gr}; Dig.; Zon. 7.13-14. See Degrassi 88, 350 f. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Dictator? 498 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • According to Dion. Hal. (5.61.1-77.6, esp. 72), Cloelius in this year appointed him the first Dictator. See 501, Dictator and Master of Horse. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Consul 498 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Liv. 2.21.1; Dion. Hal. 5.59.1-60.4; cf. 5.71-76; 6.81; Chr. 354 (Rufo et Vocula); Fast. Hyd. (Flavo et Sifulo), so also Chr. Pasc.; Cassiod. See Degrassi 88, 352f. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Praefectus Urbi? 494 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Dion. Hal. 6.42.1. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Legatus (Lieutenant) 493 Volscian territory (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Left in command before Corioli by the Consul Cominius (Dion. Hal. 6.92.3). (Broughton MRR I)
  • Legatus (Envoy) 493 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Dion. Hal. lists only eight, but Jacoby notes evidence of lacunae before and after the name of Servilius, but it is not sure whether more than the cognomina have been lost. One of the missing names is Larcius, who took an active part in the discussions (6.81.1-82.1), and whose name may have followed that of Aebutius since the latter's cognomen Helva has apparently been replaced by that of Larcius Flavus. Valerius is represented as the senior member in both Dion. Hal. (6.71.1), and possibly in the Elogium (CIL 1(2), p. 189; Inscr. Ital. 13.3.60 and 78), a version which minimizes the part otherwise assigned to Menenius Agrippa (Liv. 2.32.8 and 33.10-11; Dion. Hal. 6.83.1-88.2). For the many later references to Agrippa's parable, see RE. (Broughton MRR I)
    • List by Dion. Hal. (6.69.3 and 81.1-82.1) of a group of ten envoys, all consulars but one, sent to treat with the leaders of the secession of the Plebs. (Broughton MRR I)