CAEC1787 Q. Caecilius (95) Q. f. Q. n. Metellus Nepos


grandson of
Q. Caecilius (94) Q. f. L. n. Metellus Macedonicus (cos. 143) (Badian 1990)
son of
Q. Caecilius (82) Q. f. Q. n. Metellus Balearicus (cos. 123) (Zmeskal 2009) Expand

Asc. Cornel. 63C, Cic. S. Rosc. 147

brother of
Caecilia (135) Metella (daughter of Q. Caecilius (82) Q. f. Q. n. Metellus Balearicus (cos. 123)) (Zmeskal 2009) Expand

Cic. S. Rosc. 147

father of
Q. Caecilius (86) Q. f. Q. or L.? n. Metellus Celer (cos. 60) (Zmeskal 2009) Expand

Asc. Cornel. 63C

Q. Caecilius (96) Q. f. Q. n. Metellus Nepos 'Pamphilus' (cos. 57) (Zmeskal 2009) Expand

Asc. Cornel. 63C


  • Monetalis? 130 (RRC) Expand
    • ref. 256 (RRC)
  • Monetalis? 117 (RRC) Expand
    • ref. 284 (RRC)
  • Monetalis? 116 (RRC) Expand
    • ref. 284 (RRC)
  • Aedilis Curulis? c. 104 (Broughton MRR III) Expand
    • Cos. 98. Aedile? ca. 104. G. Manganaro suggests that, in view of the critical scarcity of grain in Rome caused by the outbreak of the Second Slave War in Sicily (104-101), the Q. Metellus Q. f., agoranomos, the Roman aedile in office named in a recently discovered inscription of Larisa of Thessaly, who came there in person while in office to arrange for a collection, purchase, and transport of grain from there to Rome in a time of scarcity, was not Metellus Macedonicus, as suggested above, but his grandson Metellus Nepos, Cos. 98, whose aedileship, if he held it (it is not otherwise attested), should be dated to ca. 104 or 103 (Chiron 113, 1983, 405-409). The form and script of the inscription, according to Professor Chr. Habicht, point to a considerably earlier date, and it should still be referred most probably, as above, to Metellus Macedonicus (94). (Broughton MRR III)
    • Addendum. This volume was already in proof when the article by P. Garnsey and D. Rathbone, "The Background of the Grain Law of Gaius Gracchus" (JRS 75, 1985, 20-25), became available to me. On the basis of the names and the probable dates of the Strategoi of the Koinon of Thessaly, found in decrees inscribed without paragraphing by the same hand on the same stone as the grain inscription, the authors suggest ca. 135- 129 as the date. The only Q. Caecilius Q. f. Metellus available at that time is Balearicus (82), Cos. 123, who, if he was an aedile, must have held that office by 129. All three of the Metelli considered, Macedonicus, Balearicus, and Q. Caecilius Q. f. Q. n. Metellus Nepos (95), Cos. 98, probably held an aedileship, but it is not otherwise attested for any of them. See also E. S. Gruen, The Hellenistic World and the Coming of Rome, I, 164-165, note 44, who favors Balearicus. (Broughton MRR III)
  • Praetor before 100 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • The latest date possible under the Lex Villia. (Broughton MRR I)
    • p. 743 (Brennan 2000)
  • Consul 98 (Broughton MRR II) Expand
    • CIL 12.2.681; Fast. Cap., Degrassi 54f., 128, 478f.; Ascon. 63C; Obseq. 47; Chr. 354; Fast. Hyd.; Chr. Pasc.; Cassiod.; and on Didius, Cic. Mur. 17. They carried a law to require three nundinae in the period from announcement of a bill to its passage (Cic. Dom. 41; Sest. 135, and Schol. Bob. 140 Stangl; Phil. 5.3; cf. Att. 2.9.1; Leg. 3.11 and 43; Festus 416L), and one to forbid the union of unrelated measures in a single bill (Cic. Dom. 53). Didius received the province of Nearer Spain (Obseq. 47; see 97-93, Promagistrates). (Broughton MRR II)