TURI2066 L. Turius (2)

Life Dates

  • 115?, birth (Sumner Orators) Expand

    Sumner R179.


  • Praetor? 75 repetundae, Rome (Broughton MRR II) Expand
    • Presided over the first trial of a certain Terentius Varro, probably A. Terentius Varro (see 82, Legates; 77, Promagistrates), for extortion in Asia (Ps.-Ascon. 193 (Furius), and 218 Stangl; Schol. Gron. 349 Stangl; Porphyrio (C. Turius) and Ps.-Acro (Turius Marinus) on Hor. Sat. 2.1.49; cf. Cic. Div. in Caec. 24; Verr. 1.17, 35, 40, 47). The trial was postponed, and became a notorious case in the next year (see 74, Praetors, on Lentulus Sura; and on the date, Cic. Cluent. 130; Magie, Roman Rule in Asia Minor 2.1125, note 42). Cicero (Brut. 237) mentions L. Turius, a Praetor and a candidate for the consulship in this period. (Broughton MRR II)
    • On the apparent confusion between the names L. Furius (18, cf. 2) and L. Turius (2) for the praetor in 75 who had charge of the quaestio de repetundis, see MRR 2.97. There is manuscript authority for the reading Turium in Cic. Att. 1.1.2 (turium #; Torium Zb; Curum M; carum MSO; CLA 1.126) and hence for the man who was both praetor before 67 and as candidate for the consulship of 64 lacked only a few centuries for election (Cic. Brut. 237). Münzer, accepting him as praetor in 75, favors a candidacy between 73 and 71. See however Syme, RR 81; CPh 50, 1955, 134; Shackleton Bailey, CLA 1.292-293, with examples of along interval between praetorship and candidacy for the consulship. See Wiseman, NM 167, note 1; 267, no. 448. (Broughton MRR III)
    • By 74. p. 751, footnote 370 (Brennan 2000)
  • Repulsa (Cos.) 64 (Pina Polo 2012) Expand
    • pp. 65-72 (Pina Polo 2012)