VALE1815 L. Valerius (176, 177) L. f. L. n. Flaccus


  • Patrician

Life Dates

  • Before 139?, birth (Rüpke 2005)
  • After 71?, death (Rüpke 2005)


grandson of
? L. Valerius (174) L. f. P. n. Flaccus (cos. 152) (Badian 1990)
son of
? L. Valerius (175) L. f. L. n. Flaccus (cos. 131) (Badian 1990)
? L. Valerius (174) L. f. P. n. Flaccus (cos. 152) (Badian 1990)
brother of
? L. Valerius (175) L. f. L. n. Flaccus (cos. 131) (DPRR Team)
? C. Valerius (D) Flaccus (son of? L. Valerius (174) L. f. P. n. Flaccus (cos. 152)) (DPRR Team)


  • Monetalis? 108 (RRC) Expand
    • ref. 306 (RRC)
  • Monetalis? 107 (RRC) Expand
    • ref. 306 (RRC)
  • Flamen Martialis? 105 to 71 (Rüpke 2005) Expand
    • Flamen Martialis, probably but not certainly before 100 (Cic. Rab. Perd. 27, in sacerdotio caerimoniis quibus praeerat diligentissimum; Div. 1.104; Varro LL 6.21), the priesthood of his father, Cos. 131. See Münzer, Gent. Val. 41, no. 24. (Broughton MRR I)
    • A new Flamen Martialis was inaugurated between 74 and 69, probably in 70-69 (see AJPh 63 [1942] 400). The coins described by Grueber (CRRBM 2.300f.), and dated about 90 B.C., may refer to the flaminate of either this Flamen or his father, the Consul of 131, or both. (Broughton MRR I)
    • 13 Though the passages in Cic. Div. 1. 104, and Varro LL 6.21 could conceivably refer to L. Valerius Flaccus, Cos. 131, and Flamen Martialis (see 131), they are better referred to the Consul of 100, since Cicero's phrase in Rab. Perd. 27, in sacerdotio caerimoniisque quibus praeerat, distinguishes his duties from those of an ordinary Pontifex. The date of his death must fall between the cooptation of Caesar in 73 and that of Galba by or before 69 (see note 11). If it were certain that Metellus Pius was present at the inaugural banquet described in Macrobius it could be dated after his return from Spain in 71. (Broughton MRR II)
    • L. Cornelius Lentulus succeeded L. Valerius Flaccus. Cic. Rab. Perd. 27; Div. 1.104, cf. Val. Max. 1.5.4; Varro LL 6.21; Grueber, CRRBM 2.300f. (Broughton MRR II)
  • Praetor before 103 (Broughton MRR III) Expand
    • The latest date possible under the Lex Villia. (Broughton MRR I)
    • Cos. 100. Monetalis. In MRR 2.454, and Index, 629, refer also to Crawford, RRC 1.316, no. 306, 108 or 107 B.C. Badian holds that all the cases listed in Cic. Div. in Caec. 63 must be dated close to the end of the second century, and that therefore the M. Aurelius Scaurus concerned was not the consul of 108 but a later Scaurus (see above, Aurelius no. 216) and that the Flaccus named may well be the consul of 100, praetor and provincial governor about 104 and 103 (PACA 1, 1958, 10 Studies 86-87; and Gnomon 33, 1961, 498; see also Gruen, RPCC 178-179). If so, Flaccus and Scaurus should be removed from MRR 1.529, 117 B.C. See now Badian, Klio 66, 1984, 298-301, who identifies the proconsul L. Flaccus with L. Valerius Flaccus (178), governor in Asia in the 90s. See above, on M. Aurelius Scaurus (215 and 216?). (Broughton MRR III)
    • p. 743, footnote 181 (Brennan 2000)
  • Consul 100 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • On Valerius' filiation, see Fast. Cap. for 97, and that of his father, the Consul of 131. (Broughton MRR I)
    • Lex Delphica de Piratis, SEG 3.378; Cic. Brut. 224; Rab. Perd. 20; Vell. 1.15.5; Ascon. 5 C; Plin. NH 2.100; Plut. Mar. 28.5; Obseq. 45; Chr. 354 (Mario VI et Flacco), so also Fast. Hyd., and Chr. Pasc.; Cassiod.; on Valerius, Cic. Rab. Perd. 27; and on Marius, Elog., CIL 1 .1, p. 195- Inscr. Ital. 13.3.83, and 17; Val. Max. 3.2.18; 9.7.1; see Degrassi 128, 478f. Marius supported, with his veterans, the legislative program of Saturninus and Glaucia, even to taking the oath to maintain the agrarian law and interdicting Metellus Numidicus, who refused to do so, from fire and water (Liv. Per. 69; Plut. Mar. 29; App. BC 1.29-31; cf. Sest. 37; Balb. 48; Auct. Vir. Ill. 73.5-7; Oros. 5.17.4). In December the riots in connection with the elections, the murder of Memmius, Glaucia's rival for the consulate, and Glaucia's illegal candidacy for the office, led the Senate to pass the senatus consultum ultimum, in obedience to which Marius suppressed his former associates, who had seized the Capitol. In spite of their surrender to Marius, who placed them in custody in the Curia, they were lynched there by the crowd (Cic. Rab. Perd. 7, 18-28, 31, 35; Mil. 8; Phil. 8.15; Liv. Per. 69; Elogium, above; Vell. 2.12.6; Val. Max. 3.2.18; 8.6.2; 9.7.1; Plut. Mar. 30.1-4; App. BC 1.32; Flor. 2.4.5-6; Auct. Vir. Ill. 73.9-12; Oros. 5.17.6-10; see Praetors, and Tribunes of the Plebs). As his final act he opposed the proposal to recall Metellus from exile (Oros. 5.17.11; cf. App. BC 1.33; Plut. Mar. 31.1; Dio 28, fr. 95). Flaccus, whom Rutilius termed more Marius' servant than his colleague (Plut. Mar. 28.5), commanded a guard on the Quirinal (Cic. Rab. Perd. 20, and 27). On Valerius, see Münzer, Gent. Val. 41, no. 24. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Censor 97 (Broughton MRR II) Expand
    • Fast. Cap., Degrassi 54f., 128, 478f.; Val. Max. 2.9.5; and on Antonius, I. de Delos 4.1.1700; Cic. De Or. 3.10. They expelled the Tribune Duronius from the Senate for abrogating a sumptuary law (Val. Max. 2.9.5), and Antonius was later accused of ambitus by him (Cic. De Or. 2.274). Antonius also adorned the Rostra with his spoils from Cilicia (Cic. De Or. 3.10). They reappointed M. Aemilius Scaurus as Princeps Senatus (Ascon. In Scaur. 18 and 22C). (Broughton MRR II)
  • Princeps Senatus c. 86 (Ryan 1998) Expand
    • p. 223 (Ryan 1998)
  • Interrex 82 (Broughton MRR II) Expand
    • Cic. Att. 9.15.2; Leg. Agr. 3.5; Rosc. Amer. 125; App. BC 1.98,- cf. Cic. Leg. 1.42; Plut. Sull. 33.1; Schol. Gron. 314 Stangl, praetor. See above, Dictator. (Broughton MRR II)
  • Magister Equitum 82 (Broughton MRR II) Expand
    • Fast. Cap., Degrassi 54f., 130, 484f. (Broughton MRR II)
  • Magister Equitum 81 (Broughton MRR II) Expand
    • See 82, Master of Horse. (Broughton MRR II)
  • Magister Equitum 80 (Broughton MRR II) Expand
    • See 82, Master of Horse. (Broughton MRR II)
  • Magister Equitum 79 (Broughton MRR II) Expand
    • See 82, Master of Horse. (Broughton MRR II)