FABI0400 N. Fabius (45) M. f. Q. n. Ambustus


  • Patrician
  • Nobilis Expand

    Liv. 5.36.6


son of
M. Fabius (162) (Q. f. M. n.) Vibulanus (cos. 442) (RE)
brother of
? K. Fabius (42, cf. 39, 48) M. f. Q. n. Ambustus (q. 409) (DPRR Team)
father of
? C. Fabius (40) N. f. M. n. Ambustus (cos. 358) (DPRR Team)
M. Fabius (44) N. f. M. n. Ambustus (cos. 360) (RE)


  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Legatus (Ambassador) 391 Etruria (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • On the confusions and falsifications in the tradition regarding the three Fabii, who were sent on this embassy and immediately afterward elected Military Tribunes for 390, see Münzer, RE no. 48, and col. 1750f. (Broughton MRR I)
    • Sent to deal with the Gauls when Clusium requested aid, but by their unneutral conduct provoked the Gauls to attack Rome (Liv. 5.35.4-36.10; Diod. 14.113.4-8; Dion. Hal. 13.12; Quintil. Inst. Or. 3.8.19; Plut. Cam. 17-18; Num. 12.6-9; Flor. 1.13.6; Dio fr. 25; Auct. Vir. Ill. 23; Oros. 2.19.5-6; Zon. 7.23). (Broughton MRR I)
  • Tribunus Militum Consulari Potestate 390 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • On the names and authenticity of K. and Num. Fabius, see 391, note 2, and references cited there. Servilius Fidenas is identified by the adverb quartum in Livy. For Cornelius Livy has Servilius but the cognomen and the name Cornelius in Diod. impose the correction. The identification of Longus and Fabius in CIL 6.37161- ILS 9338,2 is probable but not certain, and makes the date of inauguration of the priest in question uncertain. See note 4. (Broughton MRR I)
    • Liv. 5.36.12; Diod. 14.110.1; 15.20.1; Fast. Cap. ([Q. Fabi]us M. f. Q. [- - - -]); CIL 6.37161 ([- - - -] T. f. Longo, Q. [Fabio- - -]); Chr. 354 (Longo et Ambusto); Degrassi 30f., 100, 388f. Sulpicius held command{95} at the Allia (Cass. Hem. fr. 20 Peter, and Cn. Gellius, fr. 25 Peter; Gell. 5.17.2, from Verr. Flacc.; Liv. 6.1.12), and on the Capitol (Liv. 5.47.9, and 48.8; Plut. Cam. 28.4) against the Gauls. (Broughton MRR I)
    • The following additional apocryphal names appear in Ms F of Diod.: {Gr}, 14.110; {Gr}, 15.20. (Broughton MRR I)