POPI0491 M. Popillius (20) M. f. C. n. Laenas


  • Nobilis Expand

    Cic. Brut. 14.56-16.62 (founder of family's nobilitas)

Life Dates

  • Before 392?, birth (Sumner Orators) Expand

    Sumner R8 (by 390?), Develin no. 4 (by 391).


  • Aedilis Curulis 364 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • In office when ludi scaenici were instituted (Fest. 436 L; cf. Liv. 7.2; Val. Max. 2.4.4). See Lübker no. 4. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Consul 359 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • On the name of Popillius, see Act. Tr. on 350; Degrassi 68f., 540. Livy has the nomen Pompilius and Cassiod. Papirius. The text in Diod. is {Gr}. In Chr. 354 the Consuls of 357 have been substituted by mistake. (Broughton MRR I)
    • Liv. 7.12.1; Diod. 16.15.1; Fast. Cap. ([- - - -] Laenas; M.'s name entire); Fast. Hyd. (Lenate); Chr. Pasc. ({Gr}); Cassiod.; Degrassi 34f., 105, 402f. Popillius quelled a popular sedition (Cic. Brut. 56; cf. Liv. 7.12.1-3). On Popillius, see Lübker no. 4. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Flamen Carmentalis 359 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Cic. Brut. 56. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Aedilis 357 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Popillius' office is not named. In RE, the first edition, it is assumed that he was a Praetor, but Aediles levied fines for this offense (Liv. 10.13.14, 23.13, and 47.4; Mommsen, Str. 2.492ff.). The Curule Aediles of this year could be plebeians (Liv. 7.1.6), but Seidel (FA 9f.) thinks he was an Aedile of the Plebs. For the first plebeian Praetor, see 336, Praetors. (Broughton MRR I)
    • Convicted Licinius Stolo of breaking his own law regarding possession of public land (Liv. 7.16.9; Val. Max. 8.6.3; cf. Dion. Hal. 14.12). See Lübker, no. 4. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Consul 356 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • For the name and filiation of Fabius, see Act. Tr. on 360 and 354; on that of Popillius, see Act. Tr. 350. Diod. has {Gr} for Popillius. (Broughton MRR I)
    • Liv. 7.17.1, both iterum; Diod. 16.32.1; Chr. 354 (Ambusto II et Lenas II), so also Fast. Hyd., and Chr. Pasc.; Cassiod.; see Degrassi 105, 402f. Fabius fought against Falerii and Tarquinii, Popillius against Tibur (Liv. 7.17.2-5; cf. Diod. 16.36.4; Frontin. Str. 2.4.18). On Popillius, see Lübker no. 4. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Consul? 354 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • On Fabius' name, see Act. Tr.; on that of Quinctius, Fast. Cap. on 361; and on that of Popillius, Act. Tr. on 350. (Broughton MRR I)
    • Listed instead of Quinctius in some annals (Liv. 7.18.10), but not in Fast. Cap. See Lübker no. 4; Degrassi 405. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Consul 350 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • On the name of Popilius, see Act. Tr. on 350. Scipio has the praenomen {Gr} in Diod. (Broughton MRR I)
    • Liv. 7.23.1; Diod. 16.56.1; Act. Tr.; Chr. 354 (Lenas III et Scipione); Fast. Hyd. (Scipione et Lenate II); Chr. Pasc. ({Gr}); Cassiod.; Degrassi 34f., 106, 406f. Scipio was kept from command by illness, while Popillius celebrated a triumph for a success over the Gauls (Liv. 7.23-24, and 25.1; and 25.1; Act. Tr., Degrassi 68f., 540; App. Celt. 2). On Popillius, see Lübker no. 4. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Triumphator 350 (Rich 2014) Expand
    • Triumph de Galleis. MRR I.127-8, Itgenshorst p. 264, Rich no. 62. (Rich 2014)
  • Consul 348 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • On the name of Valerius, see Act. Tr. on 335, and 349, note 4; and for that of Popillius, ib. on 350. Zosimus notes this as Popillius' fourth consulship. (Broughton MRR I)
    • Liv. 7.26.12-13, and 40.8; Diod. 16.69.1, under 347; Cic. Sen. 60; Fast. Cap. ([- - - -Val]erius M. f. M. n. Corvus); Val. Max. 8.12.1;{130} 8.15.5; Plin. NH 7.157; Chr. 354 (Lenas IIII et Corvino); Fast. Hyd. (Corvino et Lenate III), so also Chr. Pasc.; Cassiod.; on Popillius, Zosim. Hist. Nov. 2.4.1. See Degrassi 34f., 106, 406f. In this year the Antiates colonized Satricum and Rome made a treaty with Carthage (Liv. 7.27.3; cf. Polyb. 3.24; Diod. 16.69.1; Oros. 3.7.1). On Valerius, see Münzer, Gent. Val. 49, no. 49, on Popillius, Lübker, no. 4. (Broughton MRR I)