COMI0021 Post. Cominius (16) Auruncus


  • Patrician


  • Consul 501 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Cited in full, Auct. De Praenom. 2, on Postumus; Cic. Balb. 53; Rep. 2.57; Pontumius, Liv. 2.18.1; 2.33.4; Dion. Hal. 5.50.1, cf. 6.49.2; Zon. 7.13. The Conway-Walters edition of Livy accepts both Postumus (2.18.1) and Postumius (2.33.4). (Broughton MRR I)
    • Liv. 2.18.1; Dion. Hal. 5.50.1, cf. 59.1 ({Gr}); Chr. 354 (Aurunco et Rufo); Fast. Hyd. (Aurunco et Flavo), so also Chr. Pasc.; Cassiod.; Zon. 7.13; on Cominius, Auct. De Praenom. 2. See Degrassi 88, 350f. According to Livy, fear of a Latin war led to the appointment of Larcius as the first Dictator (2.18.2-8; see below), while Dion. Hal. recounts the beginning of a hostile movement among the Latins (5.50.1-51.2), and a slave conspiracy (5.51.3; cf. Zon. 7.13). (Broughton MRR I)
  • Consul 493 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Cic. Balb. 53; Rep. 2.57; Liv. 2.33.4; Dion. Hal. 6.49.1; Chr. 354 (Aurunco et Vigellino); Fast. Hyd. (Aurunco II et Vitellino), so also Chr. Pasc.; Cassiod. See Degrassi 88, 352f. Cominius defeated the Volscians at Antium and through the bravery of Coriolanus captured Corioli (Liv. 2.33.4-9; Dion. Hal. 6.91.1-94.2; Val. Max. 4.3.4; Plut. Cor. 8.1-11.1). Cassius was Consul when the secession of the Plebs was ended by the foundation of the Tribunate under the leges sacratae (Cic. Rep. 2.57; Liv. 2.32-33; Dion. Hal. 6.49-90, esp. 89-90; cf. Cic. Sest. 16; Prov. Cons. 46; Ascon. 77 C; Gell. 17.21.11; Dig.; Fest. 422 L), and dedicated the temple of Ceres (Dion. Hal. 6.94.3; cf. Grueber, CRRBM 1.387ff.; Cesano, Stud. Num. 1 [1942] 145f.), but was most famous for his treaty with the Latins (Cic. Balb. 53; Liv. 2.33.4 and 9; Dion. Hal. 6.95.1-2). The Consuls also carried through a census (Dion. Hal. 6.96.1). (Broughton MRR I)
  • Legatus (Envoy) 488 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Listed by Dion. Hal. (8.22.4-5) in the first embassy, composed entirely of consulars, to Coriolanus. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Tribunus Militum? 486 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • A curious and broken notice in Festus (180 L) mentions a wide stone paving and the burning near the Circus of a number of persons, whose names, partially preserved, for the most part agree with names in the consular Fasti. Val. Max. (6.3.2) mentions a P. Mucius, Tr. Pl., who burned his nine colleagues for conspiring with Sp. Cassius (cf. Dio fr. 22; Zon. 7.17), but no authority places the number of Tribunes of the Plebs at ten so early. As the names are almost all patrician and consular, it remains uncertain to what incident or what losses in the Volscian Wars the passage of Festus refers. (Broughton MRR I)
    • Festus 180 L. (Broughton MRR I)