CAEC2247 Q. Caecilius (96) Q. f. Q. n. Metellus Nepos 'Pamphilus'


  • Nobilis Expand

    Cic. Post Red. Sen. 3.5, Cic. ap. Ascon. Corn. 62-63C, Ascon. Corn. 63C

Life Dates

  • 100?, birth (Sumner Orators) Expand

    Sumner R198.


grandson of
? Q. Caecilius (82) Q. f. Q. n. Metellus Balearicus (cos. 123) (Badian 1990)
son of
Q. Caecilius (95) Q. f. Q. n. Metellus Nepos (cos. 98) (Zmeskal 2009) Expand

Asc. Cornel. 63C

brother of
Q. Caecilius (86) Q. f. Q. or L.? n. Metellus Celer (cos. 60) (Zmeskal 2009) Expand

Cic. fam. V 1.1

cousin of
Mucia (28) Tertia (daughter of Q. Mucius (22) P. f. P. n. Scaevola 'Pontifex' (cos. 95)) (Zmeskal 2009) Expand

Cic. Fam. 5.2.6, Dio 37.49.3


  • Tribunus Plebis? 68 (Broughton MRR II) Expand
    • 8 This list of at least nine, and perhaps all ten, of the Tribunes of this year is secured by combining the three names preserved in the prescript of the Lex Antonia with the names preserved in CIL 12.2.744, where all or part of all ten names appears. They are all names of Tribunes (see commentary in CIL), except perhaps the fragmentary name of a Curator Viarum, which comes last in the list above. Caesar, probably before his aedileship (Plut. Caes. 5.5), and Minucius Thermus, when a candidate for the consulship undertook curatorships, Caesar of the Appian, and Minucius of the Flaminian, way (Cic. Att. 1.1.2). Volcatius therefore, if his name is correctly restored, could possibly be the Consul of 66. Mommsen however has shown that the Tribunes were concerned with public works in the city (Ges. Schr. 3.27 ff., and comm. on CIL 12.2.744), and interprets no. 751 on the builder of the Pens Fabricius to mean that Fabricius as Curator Viarum was at the same time one of the Tribunes (62 B. C.). The date of this college of Tribunes remains not altogether certain. It is of necessity later than the date mentioned in the Lex Antonia (Apr. 1, 72), and cannot be placed in 69 (see 69, Tribunes), or in the years of the tribunates of Plautius (see 70), or of Lollius Palicanus (see 71). Mommsen's suggestion of 72 would be possible if Tribunes at that time had the right to propose legislation, but Mommsen's chief evidence that they had this right, contrary to what both Cicero (Leg. 3.2.2) and Caesar (BC 1.7.3) imply, seems to be this very law (Str. 2.312, note 1, and 3.158). The law therefore is probably subsequent to the restoration of the powers of the tribunate. By elimination 68 appears to be the most probable year. The date in 72 chosen as a point of reference in the law for the regulation of arrangements with Termessus must be based on a situation in Asia or in Termessus itself during the Third Mithridatic War. Note also that a date in 68 probably reveals a stage in the career of Antonius after his expulsion from the Senate in 70. On the Lex Antonia, see Magic, Roman Rule in Asia Minor, 1.295; 2.1176f., note 34. (Broughton MRR II)
  • Legatus Pro Praetore 67 Mediterranean (Broughton MRR II) Expand
    • Under Cn. Pompeius Magnus against the pirates: (Broughton MRR II)
    • 15 Under the Gabinian law Pompey was entitled to appoint Legates with praetorian imperium (App. Mith. 94; cf. SIG³ 750; Plut. Pomp. 26) to the number, according to Plutarch, of 15 (Pomp. 25; cf. Dio 36.37), according to Appian (Mith. 94), of 24; of that number we have the names of the 15 listed above, 13 of whom held command each in one of the 13 special areas designated by Pompey (see Zonar. 10.3). Their appointment may well have been extended in a number of cases with the extension of the term of Pompey's command under the Manilian law. At any rate Gellius was still in command of a fleet in 63 (Cic. P. Red. ad Quir. 17). See Mommsen, Str. 2.656, note 2; Th. Reinach, RPh 14 (1890) 150. On his Legates and plan of campaign, see P. Groebe, Klio 10 (1910) 374-389; H. A. Ormerod, Liverpool Annals of Art and Archaeology 10 (1923) 46-51. (Broughton MRR II)
    • Had charge of the coast from Lycia to Phoenicia (App.; Flor.). (Broughton MRR II)
  • Legatus Pro Praetore 66 Mediterranean (Broughton MRR II) Expand
    • Pompey's Legates in the war with the pirates (see 67, Legates) probably remained in their positions. L. Octavius may have substituted for the deceased L. Cornelius Sisenna. (Broughton MRR II)
    • That these Legates continued in command for at least three years, and probably more, is indicated by the term of command of Gellius over his fleet (Cic. P. Red. ad Quir. 17, referring almost certainly to 63). (Broughton MRR II)
  • Legatus (Lieutenant) 65 Mediterranean (Broughton MRR II) Expand
    • Legate under Pompey (see 67, Legates). Probably in 65, and certainly in 64, he and Lollius were active in Syria (see 64, Legates). (Broughton MRR II)
  • Legatus (Lieutenant) 64 Syria (Broughton MRR II) Expand
    • 7 It is possible that Damascus was occupied before 64, or at any rate that Pompey's Legates and other officers were active in Syria soon after Pompey took command from Marcius Rex in 66. Josephus seems to place the beginning of the intervention of Scaurus in Jewish affairs at about this time (see 66, Quaestors; and references above). If some time be allowed for the development of the situation in Judaea after the death of Queen Alexandra in 67, the events referred to above may with probability be dated in 65 or early 64, just before Pompey's arrival in Syria. (Broughton MRR II)
    • Legate under Pompey (see 67, Legates). Probably in 65, and by 64 at the latest, he and Lollius had entered Syria and taken Damascus (Joseph. AJ 14.29; BJ 1.127). (Broughton MRR II)
  • Legatus (Lieutenant) 63 Rome (Broughton MRR II) Expand
    • See 64, Legates. Pompey released him from service, and he came to Rome, where he acted in Pompey's interest, and was elected a Tribune of the Plebs for 62 (Plut. Cat. Min. 20.1-21.2; cf. Cic. Mur. 81; Quintil. Inst. Or. 9.3.43). (Broughton MRR II)
  • Tribunus Plebis 62 (Broughton MRR II) Expand
    • He attacked the action of Cicero in putting the Catilinarian conspirators to death, and vetoed his final oration at the end of the year (Cic. Fam. 5. 1, and 2; Sest. 11; Pis. 6-7; Ascon. 6 C; Plut. Cic. 23.1-2; Dio 37.38.2; Schol. Bob. 82, and 127 Stangl; cf. Cic. Cont. Contra Q. Met. fr. 1-10, ed. MüIler). In January he renewed his attack on Cicero, and attempted to carry two bills, one to summon Pompey to Italy to take command against Catiline, and the other to grant him election to the consulship in absence, against the veto of his colleague Cato, so forcefully (Broughton MRR II)
    • p. 257-63 (Thommen 1989)
  • Praetor 60 Rome (Broughton MRR II) Expand
    • Carried a law to abolish the customs dues in Italian ports (Dio 37.51.3-4; cf. Cic. Att. 2.16.1; QF 1.1.33). (Broughton MRR II)
    • p. 754, footnote 443 (Brennan 2000)
  • Proconsul? 59 Hispania Citerior (Broughton MRR III) Expand
    • Cos. 57. Proconsul ? 56. He probably held some provincial command after his praetorship in 60 (Cic. Att. 2.5.2, quoniam Nepos proficiscitur, April 14, 59). The provinces apparently available are Hisp. Ult., Sardinia and Corsica, Cyrene (improbable), and possibly Cilicia (RS, CP). (Broughton MRR III)
  • Consul 57 (Broughton MRR II) Expand
    • CIL 12.2.757, 758, 921, 922; Val. Max. 9.14.4; Ascon. 48 C; Plin. NH 7.54; Dio 39, Index, and 1.1; Schol. Bob. 125 Stangl; Chr. 354 (Lentulo et Nepotae); Fast. Hyd. (Lentulo et Marcello Nepote); Chr. Pasc. (#); Cassiod.; and on Lentulus, Fast. Cap., Degrassi 56f.; Plut. Cic. 33.2. See Degrassi 56f., 131f., 492f. Lentulus, with the eventual support of his colleague, who had been an enemy of Cicero, worked loyally for Cicero's recall from exile (on Nepos: Cic. A it. 3.12.1; Fam. 5.4; P. Red. in Sen. 5, 9-10, 25; P. Red. ad Quir. 10 and 15; Dom. 7, 13, and 70; Sest. 72, 87, and 130; Prov. Cons. 22; Pis. 35; Dio 39.6-8; Schol. Bob. 139 Stangl; on Lentulus: Cic. Ait. 3.22.2; QF 1.4.5; Fam. 1.1.1; 1.9; 16-17; 3.7.5; P. Red. in Sen. 5, 8-9, 26-27; P. Red. ad Quir. 11, 15, 17f.; Dom. 7, 30, 70-71, and 75; Har. Resp. 12; Sest. 70, 72, 107, 117, 144, 147; Pis. 34, and 80; Mil. 39; Dio 39.6-8; Schol. Bob. 122 Stangl), and carried a bill for his restoration through the centuriate assembly (P. Red. in Sen. 27; P. Red. ad Quir. 17; Dom. 75 and 87 and 90; Sest. 109, 128; Pis. 35-36; Dio 39.8.2; Cassiod.). Lentulus also aided Cicero to recover his house (Cic. Har. Resp. 13). The Consuls drew up a bill to place Pompey in charge of the grain supply (Cic. Att. 4.1.7; QF 2.5; Dom. 11; Liv. Per. 104; Plut. Pomp. 49.5; Dio 39.9). Metellus impeded Milo's attempt to prosecute Clodius and aided the latter's candidacy for the aedileship (Cic. Att. 4.3.3-4; Dom. 13; Sest. 89; Dio 39.7.4). (Broughton MRR II)
  • Proconsul 56 Hispania Citerior (Broughton MRR II) Expand
    • Proconsul in Nearer Spain (Plut. Caes. 21.2), where he dealt with a rising of the Vaccaei (Cic. Prov. Cons. 22- 23; cf. Dio 39.54.1-2, in 55). See also Cic. Fam. 5.3. (Broughton MRR II)
  • Proconsul 55 Hispania Citerior (Broughton MRR II) Expand
    • Proconsul in Nearer Spain (Plut. Caes. 21.2), where he faced a rising of the Vaccaei (Dio 39.54.1-2). See 56, Promagistrates. (Broughton MRR II)