MANL2250 A.? Manlius (76) A. f. Torquatus


  • Patrician

Life Dates

  • 46?, exiled (Kelly 2006) Expand

    Kelly no. 58.

  • 45, restored (Kelly 2006) Expand

    By Caesar? Kelly no. 58.


grandson of
? A. Manlius (74) Torquatus (son of A. Manlius (73) A. f. T. n. Torquatus (cos. 164)) (Zmeskal 2009)
married to
? Manlia (107) (daughter of T. Manlius (85) T. f. Torquatus (pr. before 55)) (Zmeskal 2009)
father of
T. Manlius (86) Torquatus (son of A.? Manlius (76) A. f. Torquatus (pr.? before 68)) (RE)
A. Manlius (72) Torquatus (q. 43) (RE)


  • Quaestor? 81 (Broughton MRR II) Expand
    • Grueber, CRRBM 2.463f.; cf. Cic. Planc. 27; and see RE no. 76. (Broughton MRR II)
  • Praetor? before 68 (Brennan 2000) Expand
    • p. 752, footnote 392 (Brennan 2000)
  • 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)
    • 16 Groebe identified this Legate, whose praenomen is not given in Appian and Florus, with L. Manlius Torquatus, Consul in 65 (Klio 10 [19101381). This he did without taking account of an inscription found at Miletus (APAW 1908, 6 vorläuf. Bericht, Anhang 20) in which there is named an L. Manlius Torquatus who may reasonably be identified with the Proquaestor of 81 (see 81, Promagistrates) and the Consul of 65. Münzer (RE no. 76) has shown that A. Manlius A. f., Quaestor in 81, and governor of Africa before 68 (Cic. Planc. 27), would more probably be assigned a western command. Could L. Manlius Torquatus, who served in the East under Sulla and became Proconsul of Asia (see Promagistrates), possibly have been a Legate of Pompey before assuming his provincial command in the course of the summer at the end of hostilities in the war with the pirates (Cic. Leg. Man. 35)? Such a situation would explain his anomalous title #, Legatus pro consule. (Broughton MRR II)
    • Had charge of the east coast of Spain and the Balearic Islands (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 Pro Praetore 65 Mediterranean (Broughton MRR II) Expand
    • Other Legates appointed under the Gabinian and Manilian laws probably continued to serve under Pompey (see 67, and 66, Legates). (Broughton MRR II)
  • Quaesitor 52 (Broughton MRR II) Expand
    • Presided over the choice of prosecutor and the conviction of Milo de ambitu (Ascon. 39 and 54 C). (Broughton MRR II)