MAMI1733 C. Mamilius (7) Limetanus


  • Tribunus Plebis 109 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Author of a bill to set up a special court to try "those who had incited Jugurtha to ignore the decrees of the Senate, who had accepted bribes from him while Legates or commanders, who had given over elephants or deserters to him, and who had made agreements with him regarding war and peace" (Sall. Iug. 40.1-2). Scaurus, who was under suspicion, was elected one of the quaesitores (ib. 40.4), and also acted as advocate for one of the accused (Bestia, Cic. De Or. 2.283). Galba, the priest, and four consulars were convicted and went into exile (Cic. Brut. 127-128; cf. ND 3.74; Schol. Bob. 141 Stangl; and on Cato, Balb. 28; Sall. Iug. 65.5; see 110, Legates). Mamilius is also the most probable author of a law to regulate boundaries (Cic. Leg. 1.55; Corp. Agrim. Rom. I, ed. Thulin, Frontin. Contr. 4, Agenn. Urb. Contr. Agr. 27, 33, Hygin. Lim. Const. 134, Sic. Flacc. Condic. Agr. 108, and cf. Hygin. Gen. Controv. 89-90). (Broughton MRR I)
    • According to Rudolph (Stadt und Staat im römischen Italien 166-207) this Lex Mamilia must be distinguished from the much discussed Lex Mamilia Roscia Peducaea Alliena Fabia (see RE 12.2397 for relevant literature), which{548} should be dated in the period of Caesar. The fragments which are preserved of the latter and their Caesarian analogues deal with colonization and the founding of communities, while the references to the Lex Mamilia above refer only to the regulation of boundaries (hence the cognomen Limetanus), and therefore with purely agrarian arrangements. Carcopino believes that this was the third of the series of agrarian laws mentioned by Appian (BC 1.27; Carcopino, Autour des Gracques 230; 266, note 1; cf. Niccolini, FTP 186; Rudolph, op. cit. 195 and note; Hardy, CQ 19 [1925] 115ff.; Fabricius, SBAH 1924/25, Abh. 1). Though they are listed under this date by Niccolini (FTP 185) these men along with Mamilius and their law should be dated in the period of Caesar (see 55, Tribunes of the Plebs). (Broughton MRR I)
    • p. 257-63 (Thommen 1989)
  • Decemvir Agris Dandis Assignandis? 91 (Broughton MRR II) Expand
    • This list, found at Vibo (CIL 10.44, and p. 1003), is interpreted by Cichorius (RS 116-125) to be a list of land commissioners appointed under the law of Livius Drusus. (Broughton MRR II)
    • 10 Cichorius' interpretation of this inscription remains uncertain both as to the meaning of the list and as to the restorations suggested for a number of the names. He is probably mistaken in suggesting C. Iulius L. f. Caesar, who was a commissioner ca. 100 (see 100, Special Commissions). (Broughton MRR II)