SERV1849 Q. Servilius (29)


  • Patrician

Life Dates

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

    Murdered at Asculum.


  • Praetor? 91 quo senatus censuisset (Broughton MRR II) Expand
    • 4 Servilius is termed Praetor in Vell., Diod., and Oros., who also applies the title Legate to him, but Proconsul in Liv. and App. He was either a Praetor, who had received an imperium pro consule, as Mommsen thinks (Str. 2.235), or the incident occurred very early in 90 B. C. This date is not impossible as the death of Livius Drusus did not occur until autumn (Cic. De, Or. 1.24, still alive in mid September). We are not told the status of a certain Domitius who met a body of Italians under Pompaedius marching on Rome and dissuaded them (Diod. 37.13.1-2). (Broughton MRR II)
    • Sent as Praetor (or at the end of his praetorship with proconsular imperium) to Asculum to watch the Picentes. The murder of him and his Legate Fonteius was the spark that ignited the Social War (Diod. 37.13.2; Liv. Per. 72; Vell. 2.15.1; Flor. 2.6.9; App. BC 1.38; Oros. 5.18.8; cf. Obseq. 54). (Broughton MRR II)
    • p. 747, footnote 269 (Brennan 2000)
  • Proconsul? 90 Italia (Broughton MRR II) Expand
    • Proconsul (Liv. Per. 72). See 91, Praetors, and note 4. (Broughton MRR II)