CORN0328 P. Cornelius (307) M. f. L. n. Rutilus Cossus


  • Patrician


son of
M. Cornelius (246) - f. Ser. n. Maluginensis (X vir consul. imp. leg. scrib. 450) (RE)
brother of
? M. Cornelius (247) (M. f. L. n.) Maluginensis (cos. 436) (DPRR Team)
? A. Cornelius (112) M. f. L. n. Cossus (cos. 428) (DPRR Team)


  • Dictator 408 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Liv. 4.57.6; Fast. Cap. ([- -] M. f. L. n. Rutilus Cossus); Degrassi 28f., 98, 378f. Credited with victories over Aequi and Volscians (Liv. 4.56.4-57.8; Lyd. Magg. 1.38). (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)