LICI2301 C. Licinius (119) L. f. L. n. Murena


son of
? L. Licinius (122) L. f. Murena (pr. 88 or 87) (DPRR Team)
brother of
L. Licinius (123) L. f. L. n. Mae. Murena (cos. 62) (Zmeskal 2009) Expand

Cic. Mur. 89


  • Legatus (Lieutenant) 63 Gallia Transalpina (Broughton MRR II) Expand
    • Legate under L. Murena, who left him in comma.nd in Transalpine Gaul when he returned to Rome for the elections (Cic. Mur. 89). He arrested some Catilinarian envoys (Sall. Cat. 42.3; cf. Cic. Cat. 2.3). (Broughton MRR II)
    • Leg., lieut. under his brother in Transalpine Gaul (see MRR 2.170). W. Allen noted that according to Sall. Cat. 42 Murena appeared to have authority in Cisalpina too (CPh 48, 1953, 176-177), but Badian, showing how promptly Metellus Celer took authority there, restricts Murena to Transalpina and reads in ulteriore Gallia in Sall. Cat. 42.3 (Mel. Piganiol 915-918). (Broughton MRR III)
    • Additions and Corrections. M. Cary (CAH 9.499, note 2) suggested, on the basis of the phrase in citiore Gallia in Sall. Cat. 42.3, that the Legate C. Licinius Murena was temporarily governor of both Gallic provinces. In a forthcoming note in Classical Philology (48 [1953]) Walter Allen Jr., points out that L. Licinius Murena was probably a Proconsul in command of both Transalpine and Cisalpine provinces in 64 and 63, like Piso in 67 to 55. (Broughton MRR II)
  • Aedilis Curulis? 59 (Broughton MRR II) Expand
    • 4 Seidel (FA 62) suggests 59 as an approximate date. Varro's career (Tr. Mil. 79, Q. before 73, Tr. Pl. perhaps by 68) favors an earlier date for his aedileship, but if Murena was a younger brother of the Consul of 62 Seidel's conjecture is probable. (Broughton MRR II)
    • Cic. Brut. 264; Vitruv. 2.8.9; Plin. NH 35.173. (Broughton MRR II)