VALE0180 L. Valerius (304) P. f. P. n. Potitus Potitus


  • Patrician

Life Dates

  • 480?, birth (Sumner Orators) Expand

    Sumner R3.


son of
P. Valerius (301) P. f. Volus. n. Poplicola (cos. 475) (RE)
father of
L. Valerius (307) L. f. P. n. Potitus (cos. 393) (RE)


  • Consul 449 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • The similarity of these names to those in the college of 509 has raised doubts regarding their authenticity (see RE under the numbers above). Their legislation, which included bills to give the force of law to plebiscites, restored the right of appeal, and the sacrosanctity of Tribunes, also rests on a tradition of some insecurity (see RE, nos. above; CAH 7.480ff.; Rotondi 204-206). The form and meaning of Horatius' cognomen [- - -]rrin. in Fast. Fer. Lat. romains obscure (Degrassi 147, 155), though probably connected with the word{50} {Gr} attached in Diod. to the name of Valerius. Note that in Act. Tr. Horatius' filiation is M. f. L. n., but in Fast. Fer. Lat. it is M. f. P. n. (Broughton MRR I)
    • Cic. Rep. 2.54; Liv. 3.55.1; Diod. 12.26.1; Dion. Hal. 11.5.2, and 45.1; CIL 1 , p. 56- Degrassi 146, 155; Act. Tr.; Chr. 354; Fast. Hyd.; Chr. Pasc.; Cassiod.; Degrassi 67, 537f., cf. 95, 366f. Both these men opposed the extension of the authority of the Decemvirs into a third year, and after its abrogation, as friends of both the plebeians and the patricians, brought the orders into agreement, were elected Consuls, and carried the Valerio-Horatian laws. Horatius held command against Sabines, and Valerius against Aequi, and both celebrated triumphs, given by popular vote against the wish of the Senate (Liv. 3.39-41, and 49-64; Dion. Hal. 11.4-6, 19-24, and 38-50; cf. Cic. Rep. 2.54; Brut. 54; Diod. 12.25, and 26.1; Dio fr. 23; Zon. 7.18-19; and on the triumphs, Liv. 3.63.8-11; 10.37.10; Dion. Hal. 11.50; Act. Tr.; Zon. 7.19). On Valerius, see Münzer, Gent. Val. 35, no. 3. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Triumphator 449 (Rich 2014) Expand
    • Triumph de Aequeis. MRR I.47, Itgenshorst p. 263, Rich no. 36. (Rich 2014)
  • Quaestor 446 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • The first elected Quaestors, the sixty-third year after the expulsion of the Tarquins (Tac. Ann. 11.22). On Valerius, see Münzer, Gent. Val. 35, no. 3. (Broughton MRR I)