VALE0306 L. Valerius (307) L. f. P. n. Potitus


  • Patrician


son of
L. Valerius (304) P. f. P. n. Potitus Potitus (cos. 449) (RE)
father of
P. Valerius (308) L. f. L. n. Potitus Poplicola (tr. mil. c. p. 386) (RE)
L. Valerius (298) L. f. L. n. Poplicola (tr. mil. c. p. 394) (RE)


  • Tribunus Militum Consulari Potestate 414 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Fast. Cap.: Q. Fabius Q. f. M. n. [- - - -]; P. Postumius A. f. A. n. [- - - - -]. In Diod. the praenomen of Cornelius is Gaius; on his filiation, see Fast. Cap. on 409. Valerius' name appears in full in Fast. Cap. on 406 and 403. He too has the praenomen Gaius in Diod. Livy and Fast. Cap. agree on Fabius' name, but Diod. has the praenomen Caeso. Postumius; praenomen appears as P. in Fast. Cap., M.T. in Livy (M. is accepted by Conway and Walters), and Tiberius in Diod., possibly a corruption of II (Degrassi 97). (Broughton MRR I)
    • Liv. 4.49.7; Diod. 13.38.1; Fast. Cap. (note 1); Chr. 354 (Vivullano II et Potito); Degrassi 26f., 97, 378f. Postumius took Bolae from the Aequi, but was killed by mutinous soldiers (Liv. 4.49.7-50.5; Val. Max. 9.8.3; Flor. 1.17.7; Zon. 7.20; cf. Diod. 13.42.6). On Valerius, see Münzer, Gent. Val. 35, no. 4. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Tribunus Militum Consulari Potestate 406 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • On P. Cossus' name and filiation, see 408, Dictator; on that of Cn. Cossus see Fast. Cap. on 401. As in 407, Livy has Cn. for the praenomen N. in the case of a Fabius; see 421, note 1; Degrassi 96. Instead of Cn. Cornelius, Diod. has the quite different name {Gr} (add. F). (Broughton MRR I)
    • Liv. 4.58.6, and 59.1; Diod. 14.12.1; Fast. Cap. ([- -Ru]tilus Cossus; [- -] Cossus; the rest entire, Valerius with numeral II); Chr. 354 (Cosso et Potito); Degrassi 28f., 98, 380f. They warred upon the Volscians,{80} P. Cossus at Ecetrae (Liv.4.59.3), Fabius taking Anxur (Liv. 4.59.3-10; Enn. Ann. 4.162 V; Diod. 14.16.5), and Valerius at Antium (Liv. 4.59.3). Under them began the war with Veii and the introduction of pay for the army (Liv. 4.58-60; Diod. 14.16.5; Flor. 1.6.8; Zon. 7.20). On Valerius, see Münzer, Gent. Val. 35, no. 4. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Tribunus Militum Consulari Potestate 403 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Fast. Cap. preserves the following names: [- - - - -]ius Mam. f. M. n. M[amerc]in. II; [- - - Clau]dius P. f. Ap. n. [Crass]us; [- - Qui]nctilius L. f. L. n. [Var]us; M. Fur[ius-f.-n.] Fusus; L. Iuli[us Sp. f. Vopisci n.] Iulus; Val. entire, numeral III. Chr. 354 has Mamertino et Fuso. Fast. Cap. and Diod. indicate only six (Diod. lists five) Military Tribunes, while Livy mentions eight. In his list five names agree with those in the other sources, but he has M. Postumius for Furius Fusus, and his final two, Camillus and Postumius Albinus, appear in Fast. Cap., Val. Max. and Plutarch as Censors. Livy or his source has probably incorporated the Censors of this year in the list of Military Tribunes. Belcoh thinks that they were Military Tribunes with censorial powers (RG 77ff.). Substitution of M. Postumius for M. Furius is probably only a slip (RE, no. 60). (Broughton MRR I)
    • Liv. 5.1.2; Diod. 14.35.1; Fast. Cap., note 1; Chr. 354; Degrassi 28f., 98, 380f. Claudius remained in charge at Rome while the rest were serving against Veii (Liv. 5.2.13-7.1). On Valerius, see Münzer, Gent. Val. 35, no. 4. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Tribunus Militum Consulari Potestate 401 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • The names are preserved entire as above in Fast. Cap. except [M.F]urius etc., [Cn. C]ornelius, etc., [L. Vale]rius, etc. On the mark of iteration after Camillus' name in Livy, see 403, note 1. M'. Aemilius, as usual, appears in Livy as M., and his cognomen as Mamercus (see 410). Iterum in Livy after Cossus' name is an error (see 406 and 404). As in 404, Livy has the praenomen C. for Fabius (see Conway and Walters ad loc.). In the name of Iulius the Iulus of Fast. Cap. and Livy's Tullus probably stand for an earlier Iullus (see 489, note 1). Diod. omits Valerius, but the following apocryphal name is found in F: {Gr}. (Broughton MRR I)
    • Liv. 5.10.1; Diod. 14.44.1; Fast. Cap. (see note 1); Chr. 354 (Camello et Iulo); Degrassi 28f., 98, 382f. Valerius held command against the{84} Volscians at Anxur (Liv. 5.10.2, and 12.6), Furius against Falerii (5.12.5), Aemilius at Veii (5.12.4), and Cornelius against Capena (5.12.5). On Valerius, see Münzer, Gent. Val. 35, no. 4. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Tribunus Militum Consulari Potestate 398 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Diod. gives the total number as six, but makes no mention of Valerius Maximus and Furius Medullinus, while in F are added the apocryphal names listed above ({Gr}). In Fast. Cap. the names are preserved as follows: [L. Valeriu]s L. f. P. Potitus V; [M. Valerius] M. f. M. n. Lactucin. Maxum.; [- -Camillu]s II; L. Furiu[s L.] f. Sp. n. Medullin. III; Q. Servilius [Q. f. p. n. Fi]denas II; Q. Sulpicius Ser. [f- ]. On the cognomen Lactucinus, see Pliny NH 19.59. (Broughton MRR I)
    • Liv. 5.14.5; Diod. 14.82.1; Fast. Cap. (see note 1); Chr. 354 (Potito et Medulliano); Degrassi 28f., 99, 384f. Abdicated before the end of their term (Plut. Cam. 2.5). Valerius Potitus ravaged Faliscan territory (Liv. 5.14.7), while the rest, except Camillus, pressed the siege of Veii (Liv. 5.15; Dion. Hal. 12.11-13). On L. Valerius, see Münzer, Gent. Val. 35, no. 4; on M. Valerius, 49, no. 47. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Legatus (Ambassador)? 398 Achaea (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Sent to Delphi to consult Apollo regarding the portentous rise in the Alban lake (Plut. Cam. 4.4, who gives the names; cf. Liv. 5.15-16; Dion. Hal. 12.10 (11)). On L. Valerius, see above; on C. Valerius, see Münzer, Gent. Val. 36, no. 5. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Legatus (Ambassador)? 397 Achaea (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Liv. 5.16.8-11. See 398 (Broughton MRR I)
  • Interrex 396 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Liv. 5.17.4. On Valerius, see Münzer, Gent. Val. 35, no. 4. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Legatus (Ambassador) 394 Achaea (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • While conveying the offering to Apollo of Delphi for success at Veii, they were captured by the Liparean pirates, but sent on their way by the pirate commander Timasitheus (Liv. 5.28.1-5, who alone gives the names; cf. Diod. 14.93.2-5; Val. Max. 1.1., ext. 4; Plut. Cam. 7-8; App. Ital. 8; Zon. 7.21). On Valerius, see Münzer, Gent. Val. 35, no. 4. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Consul 393 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Fast. Cap. ([- -Cornel]ius [- - -]); Chr. 354 (Potito et Malluginense); Degrassi 30f., 100, 386f. In Fast. Cap. as restored by Mommsen it is noted that these two Consuls did not enter office (CIL 1 .1, p. 19: [non inieru]nt); but Degrassi (100) prefers the supplement previously suggested: [vitio facti abdicaru]nt. On Valerius, see Münzer, Gent. Val. 35, no. 4. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Triumphator 392 (Rich 2014) Expand
    • Triumph de Aequeis. MRR I.92, Itgenshorst p. 263, Rich no. 46. (Rich 2014)
  • Consul 392 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • In Diod. Manlius' praenomen is {Gr}, and in Dion. Hal. 1.74.5 it is {Gr}. In Fast. Cap. no notice is taken of the early abdication and no Suffect Consuls are recorded, nor is Manlius' cognomen noted in the usual way as later acquired for his exploit in the Gallic war (cf. Liv.). Presumably the Capitoline hill was his place of residence (Degrassi 100). (Broughton MRR I)
    • Liv. 5.31.2; Diod. 14.103.1; 15.14.1; Dion. Hal. 1.74.5-6; Fast. Cap. (M. Manlius T. f. A. n. [- - -]); and on Manlius, Dion. Hal. 13.8. See Degrassi 30f., 100, 386f. Valerius celebrated a triumph and Manlius an ovation for success over the Aequi (Liv. 5.31.3-4; Diod. 14.106.11; Malalas 7, p. 183; Degrassi 539). Both Consuls abdicated so early in the year that new Military Tribunes with Consular Power entered upon office on the Kalends of Quinctilis (Liv. 5.31.7-8, and 32.1). On Valerius, see Münzer, Gent. Val. 35 no. 4. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Interrex 391 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Liv. 5.31.8. On Valerius, see Münzer, Gent. Val. 35, no. 4. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Magister Equitum? 390 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Liv. 5.48.5. Degrassi (101) considers Potitus the more probable candidate. On Poplicola, see Münzer, Gent. Val. 36, no. 6, on Potitus, 35, no. 4. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Interrex 387 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • See Münzer, Gent. Val. 35, no. 4. (Broughton MRR I)