MUCI2191 P. Mucius (18) Q. f. P. n. Scaevola Cordus

Life Dates

  • 100?, birth (Rüpke 2005)
  • Before 57, death (Rüpke 2005)


son of
Q. Mucius (22) P. f. P. n. Scaevola 'Pontifex' (cos. 95) (RE)
brother of
Mucia (28) Tertia (daughter of Q. Mucius (22) P. f. P. n. Scaevola 'Pontifex' (cos. 95)) (RE)


  • Pontifex? 72 to 71 (Rüpke 2005) Expand
    • The following persons, named in a list in Macrobius (Sat. 3.13.11) appear to have entered the college of Pontifices after Caesar was inaugurated in 73 and before P. Sulpicius Galba, who entered at the latest in 69 (see L. R. Taylor, AJPh 63 [1942] 385-412): (Broughton MRR II)
  • Monetalis 70 (RRC) Expand
    • Monetalis. In MRR 2.436, and Index, 550, refer also to Crawford, RRC 1.413, no. 403, ca. 70. Wiseman suggests that he was a Cordius, an attested nomen, or that Cordus was a cognomen (NM 226, no. 134), and Crawford that the monetalis was a Mucius Scaevola recalling the cognomen of an earlier Mucius. (Broughton MRR III)
    • ref. 403 (RRC)
  • Pontifex 70 to after 63 (Rüpke 2005) Expand
    • 1 See 69, Pontifices, and note 10. (Broughton MRR II)
    • The successors to P. Mucius Scaevola, Sex. Quinctilius Varus, Mam. Aemilius Lepidus, D. Iunius Silanus and Q. Latatius Catulus were C. Fannius, M. Aemilius Lepidus, P. Cornelius Lentulus SPinther, M. Aemilius Scaurus, M. Licinius Crassus Dives, M. Licinius Crassus and C. Scribonius Curio. These lists of the Pontifices who died between the death of Metellus Pius in 64 or 63 (see 63, Pontifices) and that of Catulus (before May, 60, Cic. Att. 1.20.3; Dio 37.46.3-4), and of their successors, are based on the order of the lists of priests in Macrob. Sat. 3.13.11 (before 6913.C.) and in Cicero (Har. Resp. 12; Dom. 118; in 57 B.C.), and assume that in both cases they are named in the order of their inauguration into the college. The lower limit is drawn on the assumption that the two plebeians, Crassus, whether he be the Consul of 70 or his son, and Curio, are probably the successors of the two plebeians Silanus and Catulus. As the earlier list is not complete there is room for an additional name in the list of successors. On the whole question, see L. R. Taylor, AJPh 63 (1942) 384-412, esp. 388ff., and 411f. (Broughton MRR II)