SERV1796 Q. Servilius (50) Caepio


  • Patrician
  • Nobilis Expand

    Eutrop. 5.3

Life Dates

  • 131?, birth (Sumner Orators) Expand

    Sumner R162.

  • 90, death - violent (Broughton MRR II) Expand

    KIA, Social War.


son of
Q. Servilius (49) Cn. f. Cn. n. Caepio (cos. 106) (Zmeskal 2009) Expand

CIL 5.396

brother of
? Servilia (99) (daughter of Q. Servilius (49) Cn. f. Cn. n. Caepio (cos. 106)) (DPRR Team)
married to
Livia (35) (daughter of M. Livius (17) C. f. M. n. Drusus (cos. 112)) (Zmeskal 2009) Expand

Dio frg. 96.3 (XXVIII)

father of
Servilia (101) (daughter of Q. Servilius (50) Caepio (pr. before 90)) (Zmeskal 2009) Expand

Cic. Brut. 222, Plut. Cato min. 1.1

? Q. Servilius (40-42) Caepio (q.? 67) (Zmeskal 2009)
related to
Cn. Cornelius (135) (Cn. f. Cn. n.?) Dolabella (pr. 81) (Zmeskal 2009) Expand

Asc. Scaur. 26C


  • Quaestor 100 Rome (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Caepio protested the burden of Saturninus' grain law upon the treasury, and for his violent resistence was later prosecuted under the Lex Appuleia de maiestate, but acquitted (Auct. Ad Herenn. 1.21; 2.17; 4.35; Sall. Hist. 1.62 M). With his colleague Piso he issued a coinage by decree of the Senate for the purchase of grain (Grueber, CRRBM 1.170f.: ad fru. emu. ex S. C., and Q(uaestores)). (Broughton MRR I)
  • Moneyer 100 (RRC) Expand
    • ref. 330 (RRC)
  • Praetor before 90 (Broughton MRR II) Expand
    • 5 Though nowhere specifically termed a Praetor, Servilius Caepio's position among the ex-Consuls and ex-Praetors who served as Legates in the Social War indicates that he had held the office (see 90, Legates). In 91 he was nine years beyond his quaestorship. He was not, so far as we know, prosecuted directly in that year, but Drusus did use against him the threat which Tribunes usually reserved for magistrates in office: that of hurling him from the Tarpeian rock (Auct. Vir. Ill. 66.8 and 13; cf. Cic. Dom. 120; Plin. NH 28.148). His attack on Scaurus in 92 drew upon him a counter-accusation, perhaps of ambitus in his candidacy (Ascon. 21 C; Flor. 2.5.5). See Münzer, APF 300. (Broughton MRR II)
    • See 90, Promagistrates, and Legates. (Broughton MRR II)
    • p. 744, footnote 193 (Brennan 2000)
  • Proconsul? 90 Italia (Broughton MRR II) Expand
    • Received command of part of the consular army by decree of the Senate after the death of Rutilius, with an imperium equal to that of Marius (Liv. Per. 73; App. BC 1.44). He was drawn into an ambush and killed (ILS 29; Liv. Per. 73; Eutrop. 5.3.2; Oros. 5.18.14; cf. Flor. 2.6.11). See below, Legates. (Broughton MRR II)
  • Legatus (Lieutenant) 90 Italia (Broughton MRR II) Expand
    • Served under the Consul Rutilius (Liv. Per. 73; App. BC 1.40). See above, Promagistrates. (Broughton MRR II)