GABI1891 P. Gabinius (13)

Life Dates

  • 130?, birth (Rüpke 2005)


  • Praetor 89 city (Broughton MRR II) Expand
    • 2 The praenomen is given in Div. in Caec. 64, and the mention of his condemnation in Arch. 9 identifies the person in both references. See Varro and Fenestella (fr. 18 Peter) in Laetant. Div. Inst. 1.6.14. (Broughton MRR II)
    • Cic. Arch. 9; cf. Div. in Caec. 64. (Broughton MRR II)
    • Pr. 89. Starting with the possibility that the Lex Plautia Papiria was passed late in 89, Badian has raised the question whether the three praetors who are recorded as registering citizens under it, Ap. Claudius Pulcher (296), Q. Caecilius Metellus (98), and P. Gabinius (13), did not hold office in 88. He notes that Cicero's argument uses only these three, and that at least two of those in 88, Junius Brutus (51) and Servilius (3), were removed from office (see MRR 2.40-41), while the rest are of uncertain date. If P. Gabinius was praetor in 88, he could have succeeded Sentius in Macedonia, and by his conduct there have incurred prosecution by the Achaeans (Cic. Div. in Caec. 64; cf. Arch. 9). The length of his term there is quite uncertain: perhaps, with Sulla's backing, until Cornelius Dolabella (134) came in 80 (MRR 2.80). But there is no doubt of the command there of Scipio Asiagenes (338) in 85, and his conflict with Illyrian and Thracian tribes. See Badian, PACA 1, 1958, 5-6-Studies 74-82. A. Keaveney argues convincingly in favor of a date in 89 for these praetorships (Eranos 81, 1983, 47-51). (Broughton MRR III)
    • In 88. p. 747, footnote 282 (Brennan 2000)
  • Quindecemvir Sacris Faciundis? 81 to 77 (Rüpke 2005)
  • Quindecemvir Sacris Faciundis 76 to after 70 (Rüpke 2005) Expand
    • Fenestella fr. 18 Peter. (Broughton MRR II)