QUIN0254 T. Quinctius (34) L. f. L. n. Pennus Cincinnatus


  • Patrician


son of
? Racilia (2) (married to L. Quinctius (27) L. f. L. n. Cincinnatus (cos. suff. 460)) (DPRR Team)
L. Quinctius (27) L. f. L. n. Cincinnatus (cos. suff. 460) (RE)
brother of
? L. Quinctius (28) L. f. L. n. Cincinnatus (cos. 428) (DPRR Team)
? Q. Quinctius (30) L. f. L. n. Cincinnatus (tr. mil. c. p. 415) (DPRR Team)
? K. Quinctius (8) (son of L. Quinctius (27) L. f. L. n. Cincinnatus (cos. suff. 460)) (DPRR Team)
married to
? Postumia (66) (vestal. c. 420) (RE)
father of
T. Quinctius (32) (T. f. L. n.) Cincinnatus Capitolinus (tr. mil. c. p. 388) (RE)


  • Consul 431 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Liv. 4.26.1; Diod. 12.65.1; Chr. 354 (Cincinnato et Mento); Fast. Hyd. (Poeno et Melitono), so also Chr. Pasc.; Cassiod.; Degrassi 95, 372f. Quinctius served in command of one army, under the Dictator, against the Aequi and Volsci (Liv. 4.27-29, and 41.11), while Iulius protected the city and dedicated a temple of Apollo (Liv. 4.27.1, and 29.7). On Quinctius, see Lübker no. 4. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Consul 428 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • The order of Consuls as given above follows the traditional text of Livy, which is supported by the evidence of Diodorus, who also lists another pair of Consuls (b. above) before the pair next listed in Livy, and by the Chronographers based on the Fasti Capitolini, but cannot be reconciled with Livy 4.30.15 and 4.31.1, which make Cossus and Quinctius Poenus the Consuls of 427. Conway and Walters, noting erasure in D of marks opposite 4.30.4 and 12, wish to transfer the passage "nihil dignum... iterum" from § 4 to § 12, after "dilatae sunt." This would make Livy consistent with himself but bring him into disagreement with the balance of evidence in Diod. and Fast. Cap.; and the Consuls now listed under 427 should be moved to 428. I follow here the traditional order but note an attractive suggestion. On Cossus, see 437, 426. (Broughton MRR I)
    • Liv. 4.30.4, cf. 20.8-9; Diod. 12.75.1; Chr. 354 (Cosso et Cincinnato II); Fast. Hyd. (Cosso et Poeno); so also Chr. Pase.; Cassiod.; cf. Dion. Hal. 12.6. See Degrassi 95, 374f. Plutarch (Rom. 16) and Festus (204 L) place Cossus' triumph in this year (cf. Liv. 4.19-20). On Cossus' triumph and the spolia opima, see Degrassi 537f.; and above, 437, Tribunes of the Soldiers. On Quinctius, see Lübker no. 4. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Tribunus Militum Consulari Potestate 426 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • On Quinctius, who is described as coming into office this year "ex consulatu," see 428, note 1, on Liv. 4.31.1. (Broughton MRR I)
    • Liv. 4.31.1; Diod. 12.80.1; Chr. 354 (Cosso et Fiso); Degrassi 96, 374f. Postumius and Quinctius served under the Dictator against Veii (Liv. 4.40.4, and 41.10). On Quinctius, see Lübker no. 4. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Legatus (Lieutenant) 426 Etruria (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Served under the Dictator (Liv. 4.32.9, 33.3 and 9-12, and 41.11). (Broughton MRR I)
  • Tribunus Militum Consulari Potestate? 420 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Livy (4.44.1) has the name of L. Quinctius with the numeral tertium, while in Fast. Cap. only the cognomen Cincinnatus and the number II is preserved. The Chronographer has merely the cognomen and the number III. Evidently the two brothers have been confused. The numeral II in Fast. Cap. points to Titus. On the name of Medullinus (with the praenomen Sex. in the best Mss of Livy), see 432 and 425. The number III in Fast. Cap. and iterum in Livy mark either a mistake in Livy, or, if Livy is correct, possibly an interchange of numbers between Quinctius and Furius on the stone; see Degrassi 96. (Broughton MRR I)
    • Liv. 4.44.1; Fast. Cap. ([- -] Cincinnatus II; [- -Me]dullinus III; M. Manl[ius- -]; A. Sempro[nius- -]); Chr. 354 (Cincinnato III et Vulso II); Degrassi 26f., 96, 376f. Sempronius presided over the election of Quaestors (Liv. 4.44.2-5). On T. Quinctius, see Lübker no. 4. (Broughton MRR I)