LUCR0004 Sp. Lucretius (30) T. ? f. - n. Tricipitinus


  • Patrician

Life Dates

  • 509, death (Broughton MRR I)


  • Consul Suffectus 509 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Elected as successor to Brutus, but died within a few days (Liv. 2.8.4-5, who notes that he was not named as Consul in early authors;{3} Dion. Hal. 5.19.2; Plut. Popl. 12.3; Eutrop. 1.10.2; Auct. Vir. Ill. 15.2; Cassiod.; cf. Cic. Rep. 2.55; Val. Max. 4.1.1). See Degrassi 88, 348f. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Interrex 509 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • To provide a constitutional bridge from the monarchy to the republic, one tradition assigns Lucretius the role of Interrex, named by Brutus as Tribunus Celerum (Dion. Hal. 4.76.1, and 84.5). See Praefectus Urbi. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Praefectus Urbi 509 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Similarly, in another tradition it is supposed that Lucretius had been appointed Praef. Urb. by the king, and as such held the consular election (Liv. 1.59.12, and 60.4; Tac. Ann. 6.11). See Interrex. (Broughton MRR I)