LICI2328 M. Licinius (56) M. f. P. n. Crassus

Life Dates

  • 90?, birth (Rüpke 2005)


son of
1 Tertulla (20) (married to P. Licinius (62) Crassus Dives) (Zmeskal 2009) Expand

Cic. Fam. 5.8.4, Iustin. 42.4.6

M. Licinius (68) P. f. M. n. Crassus (cos. 70) (Zmeskal 2009) Expand

Cic. Fam. 5.8.4, Iustin. 42.4.6

brother of
P. Licinius (63) M. f. (P.? n.) Crassus (q.? 55) (RE)
married to
Caecilia (136) Metella (daughter of? Q. Caecilius (87) C. f. Q. n. Metellus Creticus (cos. 69)) (Zmeskal 2009) Expand

CIL 6.1274, 6.31584, ILS 881

father of
? M. Licinius (58) M. f. M. n. Crassus (promag. 37) (Zmeskal 2009)


  • Pontifex? 60 to 58 (Rüpke 2005) Expand
    • 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)
  • Pontifex 57 to after 49 (Rüpke 2005) Expand
    • The full list of the college of Pontifices, including the Flamen Martialis and the Flamen Quirinalis (no Flamen Dialis had been inaugurated since the death of Merula in 87) and the Pontifices Minores, as it was composed on September 29, 57, can be reconstructed from Cic. Har. Resp. 12: (Broughton MRR II)
  • Quaestor 54 Gallia Transalpina (Broughton MRR II) Expand
    • Served under Caesar in Gaul (Caes. BG 5.24.3, and 46. 1, and 47. 1). (Broughton MRR II)
  • Proquaestor 53 Gallia (Broughton MRR II) Expand
    • Continued to serve under Caesar in early 53 in Gaul (Caes. BG 6.6. 1; see 54, Quaestors). (Broughton MRR II)
  • Legatus (Lieutenant) 49 Gallia Cisalpina (Broughton MRR II) Expand
    • Probably a Legate of Caesar, he received a command in Cisalpine Gaul (App. BC 2.41). (Broughton MRR II)