CASS1715 L. Cassius (62) L. f. Longinus

Life Dates

  • 107, death - violent (Broughton MRR I) Expand

    KIA, against Tigurini.


son of
? L. Cassius (72) Longinus Ravilla (cos. 127) (Brennan 2000)
brother of
? L. Cassius (63) Longinus (tr. pl. 104) (DPRR Team)
? C. Cassius (57) L. f. Longinus (cos. 96) (DPRR Team)
father of
? C. Cassius (58) L. f. Longinus (cos. 73) (Badian 1990)


  • Praetor 111 inter peregrinos?, Rome, Numidia (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Sent to Numidia to persuade Jugurtha to come to Rome under safeconduct (Sall. Iug. 32-33; see Tribunes of the Plebs). (Broughton MRR I)
    • p. 745, footnote 229 (Brennan 2000)
  • Consul 107 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • CIL 1 .2.697; Fast. Ant., Degrassi 162f. (L. Cassi Lo[nginus], [C. Mari. C.] f.); Plin. NH 10.36; Chr. 354 (Longino et Nepote); Fast. Hyd. (Longino et Marino); Chr. Pasc. ({Gr}); Cassiod.; on Marius, Cic. Off. 3.79; Fast. Cap., Degrassi 54f. ([C. Marius] C. f. C. n[epos]); Elogium, CIL 1(2).1, p. 195- Inscr. Ital. 13.3.83, and 17. See Degrassi 128, 476f. Cassius received command in Gaul, where he first won ground about Tolosa against the Volcae, but was disastrously defeated by the Tigurini and killed (Caes. BG 1.7.4, 12.5-7, 13.2, and 14.3; Liv. Per. 65; Tac. Germ. 37; App. Celt. 1.3; Oros. 5.15.23-24). Marius received Metellus' command in Africa against Jugurtha by popular vote (Elogium, extra sortem; Sall. Iug. 73.7; 82.2; 84.1; 85.10; Plut. Mar. 9.1). His preparations, including the recruitment of an army on a new basis, probably occupied much of the year, the rest of which was spent in capturing Capsa and other Numidian strongholds (Sall. Iug. 84-92; Plut. Mar. 9-10; cf. Strabo 17.3.12; Frontin. Str. 2.3.1; 4.1.7; Flor. 1.36.13-14; Oros. 5.15.8; Fest. s. v. "Aerumnulus," and "Muli Mariani," 22, and 134 L, and on his legion, 453 L). (Broughton MRR I)