SCRI1876 C. Scribonius (10) C. f. Curio 'Burbuleius'

A fragment of an inscription of Thasos containing a letter of Sulla and a copy of an SC yields among the witnesses the name of the consul of 76 (Dunant and Pouilloux, Etudes Thas. 5.2.37-45, no. 174) with part of the name of the tribe ( ...#, with a vertical stroke barely visible before the e). From this and a review of the manuscript tradition for the senatorial decrees in Cic. Fam. 8.8.5-6, with the name of his son, Curio (11), Tr. pl. 50 (Pop. in the first SC, Porn. in the second), Badian has shown that the tribe was the Pomptina (Athenaeum 40, 1962, 356-359). See L. R. Taylor, VDRR 268; Sherk., RDGE 115-118, no. 20. Censor 61. Granting that L. Caesar is the correct reading of the name in line 22 of the Lex Gabinia Calpurnia de Delo (see above, Iulius, no. 143, Cos. 64), the only other suitable ex-consul whose name can be presented in the small remaining space (and only as C. Curio even then) is the consul of 76 (C. Nicolet et al., Insula Sacra, esp. 122-125). This is supported by Cic. 0,f: 2.17; the joke in Att. 1.16.3; and Val. Max. 2.7.5;; 9.1.7. See the review of possible candidates in Suolahti, Censors 664-672. (Broughton MRR III)


  • Nobilis Expand

    Cic. Rab. Perd. 7.21, Schol. Bob. Sest. 139 Stangl

Life Dates

  • Before 119?, birth (Rüpke 2005)
  • 53, death (Broughton MRR II)


grandson of
C. Scribonius (8) Curio (pr. 193) (Badian 1990)
son of
C. Scribonius (9) Curio (pr. before 116) (Zmeskal 2009) Expand

Cic. de orat. II 98

married to
Memmia (38) (daughter of L. Memmius (14) L. f. Gal. (tr. pl. 89)) (Zmeskal 2009) Expand

Sisenna III frg. 44 HRR I 282f. aus Non. 258.

father of
C. Scribonius (11) C. f. C. n. Curio (tr. pl. suff. 50) (Zmeskal 2009) Expand

Asc. Cornel. 74C, Cic. Brut. 281, Cic. Phil. II 45, Cic. Vatin. 24, Quintil. inst. XI 3.129, Suet. Caes. 49.1, Suet. Caes. 50.1f., Suet. Caes. 52.3, Suet. Caes. 9.2


  • Tribunus Plebis 90 (Broughton MRR II) Expand
    • Cic. Brut. 305, cf. 311; Ascon. In Corn. 74C; cf. Sisenna, fr. 44 Peter. (Broughton MRR II)
    • p. 257-63 (Thommen 1989)
  • Legatus (Lieutenant) 86 Achaea (Broughton MRR II) Expand
    • No title preserved. Appointed by Sulla to take charge of the siege of the Athenian Acropolis (Plut. Sull. 14.7; App. Mith. 39; Pausan. 1.20.6). (Broughton MRR II)
  • Legatus (Lieutenant) 85 Bithynia, Cappadocia (Broughton MRR II) Expand
    • Assigned by Sulla the task of restoring Nicomedes of Bithynia and Ariobarzanes of Cappadocia to their thrones (App. Mith. 60; cf. Gran. Lic. 35B; Flor. 1.40.12; Memnon 35, in FGrH 3B.354). (Broughton MRR II)
  • Aedilis? before 81 (Broughton MRR II Appendix 2) Expand
    • Cos. 76 Attained the highest offices (Cic. Off. 2.59). No specific proof that he attained the aedileship. (Broughton MRR II Appendix 2)
  • Praetor before 80 (Brennan 2000) Expand
    • 3 As he was a candidate for the consulship of 77 but withdrew in favor of Mam. Aemilius Lepidus Livianus (Sall. Hist. 1.81 M), 80 is the latest date possible under the Cornelian law. (Broughton MRR II)
    • p. 745, footnote 209 (Brennan 2000)
  • Consul 76 (Broughton MRR II) Expand
    • CIL 12.2.894, 895, 952; Cic. Brut. 216-222, and Quintil. Inst. Or. 11.3.129; Sall. Hist. 2.26M; Fast. Cap., Degrassi 56f. 130, 486f (Cn. Octavius M. f. Cn. n., C. Scr[ib]onius [C. f. - n.] Cur[io]); Fenestella fr. 18 Peter, with Lactant. Ira Dei 22; Pfin. NH 2. 100; Obseq. 59; Chr. 354 (Octavio et Curio); Fast. Hyd. (Octavio et Curione), so also Chr. Pasc.; Cassiod.; on Octavius, Cic. Fin. 2.93; Schol. Bob. 177 Stangl. Curio opposed the efforts of the Tribune Sicinius (see below) to restore the position of the tribunate (Cic. Brut. 216-222, and Quintil. Inst. Or. 11.3.129; Sall. Hist. 3.48.10M; Val. Max. 9.14.5; cf. Sall. Hist. 2.25M; Plin. NH 7.55), and proceeded before the end of the year to Macedonia as successor to the deceased Proconsul Ap. Claudius (Frontin. Str. 4.1.43; cf. Sall. Hist. 2.80M; Obseq. 59). (Broughton MRR II)
  • Proconsul 75 Macedonia (Broughton MRR II) Expand
    • Proconsul in Macedonia (Liv. Per. 92, and 95; Ruf. Fest. 7.5). Campaigned against the Dardani, and penetrated to the Danube (Sall. Hist. 2.80M; Liv. Per. 92; Flor. 1.39.6; Eutrop. 6.2.2; Ruf. Fest. 7.5; Oros. 5.23.20; Iordan. Rom. 216, p. 27M; see 74, and 73, Promagistrates). (Broughton MRR II)
  • Proconsul 74 Macedonia (Broughton MRR II) Expand
    • Proconsul in Macedonia (see 75, Promagistrates). He apparently continued to carry on the war with the Thracians (Liv. Per. 95; Ammian. Marc. 29.5.22). (Broughton MRR II)
  • Proconsul 73 Macedonia (Broughton MRR II) Expand
    • Proconsul in Macedonia (see 75-74, Promagistrates; Sall. Hist. 3.49-50 M), until he was succeeded by M. Lucullus. (Broughton MRR II)
  • Triumphator c. 72 (Rich 2014) Expand
    • Triumph de Dardaneis. MRR II.118, Itgenshorst no. 249, Rich no. 249. (Rich 2014)
  • Proconsul 72 Macedonia (Broughton MRR II) Expand
    • Proconsul in Macedonia. When succeeded by M. Lucullus, Curio returned to Rome and celebrated a triumph over the Dardani, probably in this year (Cic. Pis. 44 and 58; Eutrop. 6.2.2, and 5.2; see Degrassi 564). (Broughton MRR II)
  • Pontifex? 60 to 58 (Rüpke 2005) Expand
    • M. Licinius Crassus Dives and C. Scribonius Curio probably succeeded Q. Lutatius Catulus and D. Iunius Silanus (see Cic. Har. Resp. 12). See 57, Pontifices. (Broughton MRR II)
  • Pontifex 57 to 53 (Rüpke 2005) Expand
    • Succeeded by C. Scribonius Curio (11). Cic. Fam. 2.2, and 6; see 57, Pontifices. (Broughton MRR II)