CALP1896 L. Calpurnius (98) Piso Frugi


grandson of
? L. Calpurnius (96) L. f. C. n. Piso Frugi (cos. 133) (Brennan 2000)
son of
L. Calpurnius (97) Piso Frugi (pr. 111?) (Zmeskal 2009) Expand

Cic. Verr. 2.4.56

brother of
? M. Pupius (10) M. f. Piso Frugi Calpurnianus (cos. 61) (DPRR Team)
father of
? C. Calpurnius (93) L. f. Piso Frugi (q. 58) (Zmeskal 2009)


  • Monetalis 90 (RRC) Expand
    • ref. 340 (RRC)
  • Tribunus Plebis? 90 (Broughton MRR II) Expand
    • Sisenna attributes to him a bill to add two new tribes (fr. 17 Peter; see below, on Papirius), and a measure to permit soldiers to receive citizenship as a reward for bravery (fr. 120 Peter). Minatius Magius (Vell. 2.16.3) may have received citizenship under this law (Rotondi 491). (Broughton MRR II)
    • Tr. pl.? 90? See MRR 2.33-34. Since Sisenna refers to him in Book III of his Histories (fr. 17P, cf. 119, 120P), his tribunate should be dated to 90, not to 89 as in MRR, and his law very probably precedes the Lex lulia in the autumn (see E. Gabba, Republican Rome: The Army and the Allies 90-91; P. Frassinetti, Athenaeum 50, 1972, 78-113, esp. 96). Syme (RS, MS-RP 1.277) questions his identification as a Piso Frugi and suggests that he was a Caesoninus (Cic. Pis. 87, for the cognomen), a son of the cos. of 112, and possibly not tribune but praetor in 90. If so, he might also be identified with L. Piso, a # in Asia in this period (MRR 2.463; I. Priene 121, cf. p. 551), whose activity Syme would date toward 83, not before 90, as in MRR; but see now Sumner, Governors of Asia in the Nineties B.C., GRBS 19, 1978, 147-153, who would date his governorship ca. 100 or ca. 97. If the tr. pl. of 90 was a Caesoninus he must in any case be distinguished from Frugi (98), the pr. of 74. See p. 28. (Broughton MRR III)
    • p. 257-63 (Thommen 1989)
  • Tribunus Plebis 89 (Thommen 1989) Expand
    • p. 257-63 (Thommen 1989)
  • Praetor 74 city (Broughton MRR II) Expand
    • A colleague of Verres. Vetoed many of his edicts (Cic. Verr. 2.1.119, and 4.56; Ps.-Ascon. 250 Stangl). (Broughton MRR II)
    • p. 751, footnote 373 (Brennan 2000)