GENU0205 M. Genucius (11) Augurinus


  • Patrician


  • Consul 445 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Curtius' praenomen is P. in Livy (emended to C. in Conway and Walters edition), T. in Cassiod., {Gr} in Diod., possibly from that of Furius in the previous year, and {Gr} in Zon., while Dion. Hal. gives the name as {Gr}. The nomen is Curatius in Livy, Curiacius in Cassiod., and Curtius in Fast. Hyd. and Chr. Pasc. above; and {Gr} in Diod. The cognomen is {Gr} in Diod., and Philo in Chr. 354. Mommsen (RF 1.111) doubts the authenticity of these Consuls. On the view that Military Tribunes with consular power were instituted for military rather than political reasons, see Liv. 4.7.2; Nilsson, JRS 19 (1929) 1ff.; Hanell, Altrömische Eponyme Amt 150 ff. (Broughton MRR I)
    • Varro LL 5.150; Liv. 4.1.1, and 7.3; Diod. 12.31.1; Dion. Hal. 11.53.1; Chr. 354 (Augurino et Philo); Fast. Hyd. (Genucio et Curtio), so also Chr. Pasc.; Cassiod.; Zon. 7.19; Degrassi 95, 368f. Under these Consuls were carried the Lex Canuleia (see Tribunes of the Plebs) and, as a compromise with the tribunician proposal to admit plebeians to the consulship, the creation of the office of Military Tribune with consular power (Liv. 4.1.1-7.1; Dion. Hal. 11.53.1-61.3; Zon. 7.19; cf. Dig. (Broughton MRR I)