SEST0172 P. Sestius (9) Q. f. V. n. Capito(linus)? (Vaticanus)?


  • Patrician


  • Consul 452 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Menenius' praenomen in Livy is C., but in Diod., Cassiod., and Fest., it is T., while Dion. Hal. has Lucius. The form Sextius appears in Livy 3.32.5, but Sestius in 3.33.3 and 10, in Diod., Fast. Cap., and Festus. It is Siccius in Dion. Hal. In Fast. Cap. Sestius' cognomina appear as Capito V[aticanus], the latter word carefully erased, but the rest entire. Vaticanus appears in Chr. 354, but Capitolinus in Liv., Diod., Fast. Hyd., Chr. Pasc. and Fest. See Degrassi 93, who is inclined to accept Capito. Menenius' filiation (T. Menen[ius Agripp.] f., etc., Fast. Cap.), is indicated by the space on the stone. (Broughton MRR I)
    • Liv. 3.32.5; Diod. 12.22.1; Fast. Cap. (see note 1); Dion. Hal. 10.54.1; Chr. 354 (Vaticano et Lanato); Fast. Hyd. (Lenatae et Capitolino), so also Chr. Pasc.; Cassiod.; Degrassi 24f., 93, 364f. Livy represents Menenius as opposed to the creation of the Decemvirate (3.33.4), Dion. Hal. as ill (10.54-55), thus affording his colleague an excuse for delay. Festus records a law regarding fines in this consulship (270 L). (Broughton MRR I)
  • Decemvir Consulari Imperio Legibus Scribundis 451 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Diod. preserves all or part of eight names, omitting Sestius and Curiatius, Fast. Cap. all or part of six with space for the rest, those of Sestius, Curiatius, Romilius and Postumius, which are supplied from the information on their consulships (Degrassi 26f., 94, 364f.). According to Dion. Hal. (10.56.2) they were all consulars, but this principle was not applied consistently in Livy or Fast. Cap. See notes 3 and 4. (Broughton MRR I)
    • He must be distinguished from the P. (or L., Cic. Rep. 2.61) Sestius whom C. Iulius Iullus accused of murder (Liv. 3.33.9-10; RE s. v. "Sestius" 1). (Broughton MRR I)
    • Prepared and caused the enactment of ten tables of laws (Cic. Rep. 2.61; Liv. 3.33.1-36.2; Diod. 12.23.1; Dion. Hal. 10.56.1-2; Tac. Ann. 3.27; Gell. 11.18.6; 17.21.15; 20.1; Dig. and 24; Zon. 7.18). (Broughton MRR I)