FABI0498 M. Fabius (44) N. f. M. n. Ambustus


  • Patrician
  • Nobilis Expand

    Juv. Sat. 8.1-32


son of
N. Fabius (45) M. f. Q. n. Ambustus (tr. mil. c. p. 406) (RE)
brother of
? C. Fabius (40) N. f. M. n. Ambustus (cos. 358) (RE)
father of
? K. Fabius (19) M. f. N. n. (Maximus)? (leg. lieut. 310) (DPRR Team)
Q. Fabius (114) M. f. N. n. Maximus Rullianus (cos. 322) (Zmeskal 2009) Expand

Plin. n.h. VII 133


  • Consul 360 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Fabius' name is entire in Act. Tr. on 360 and 354. In Livy Poetelius' cognomen is Balbus, while Diod. has the name of {Gr}. In Chr. 354 the names of the Consuls of 358 have been substituted by mistake. (Broughton MRR I)
    • Liv. 7.11.2; Diod. 16.9.1; Fast. Cap. ([- - - -] Ambustus; P.'s name entire); Fast. Hyd. (Libone); Chr. Pasc. ({Gr}); Cassiod.; Degrassi 34f., 105, 400f. Fabius celebrated an ovation for victories over the Hernici (Liv. 7.11.2 and 8-9; Act. Tr., Degrassi 68f., 540); while Poetelius made war on Tibur, harried Gallic forces and celebrated a triumph (Liv. 7.11.4 and 7-9; Act. Tr., Degrassi 68f., 540). On Poetelius, see Lübker, no. 2; Münzer, APF 27. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Triumphator 360 (Rich 2014) Expand
    • Ovation de Herniceis. MRR I.120, Itgenshorst p. 263, Rich no. 56. (Rich 2014)
  • 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)
  • Interrex 355 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • After long delay two patrician Consuls were elected (Liv. 7.17.10-12, and 18.1). Servilius and M. Fabius were appointed twice (Liv.). (Broughton MRR I)
  • Triumphator 354 (Rich 2014) Expand
    • Triumph de Tiburtibus. MRR I.124, Itgenshorst p. 263, Rich no. 61. (Rich 2014)
  • 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)
    • Liv. 7.18.10, both patricians; 8.33.4; Nepos, fr. 6, Peter (2.26); Diod. 16.40.1; Chr. 354 (Ambusto III et Capitolino); Cassiod.; Degrassi 105, 404f. They reduced Tibur to surrender and punished Tarquinii, arranged an armistice with Praeneste, and a treaty with the Samnites (Liv. 7.19.2-4; Diod. 16.45.8). Fabius celebrated a triumph over Tibur (Liv. 7.19.2; Act. Tr., Degrassi 68f., 540; cf. FGrH 2 B. 1153, no. 255). On Quinctius, see Lübker no. 6. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Interrex 351 (Broughton MRR I)
  • Dictator 351 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • On the names of Fabius and Servilius, see Act. Tr. on 360 and Fast. Cap. on 365. Cf. Val. Max. 2.7.8. (Broughton MRR I)
    • Appointed to hold elections (Liv. 7.22.10-11; Degrassi 105, 404f.). (Broughton MRR I)
  • Interrex? 340 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Liv. 8.3.5. On Valerius, see Münzer, Gent. Val. 49, no. 49. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Triumvir Coloniis Deducendis? 334 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Led a colony to Cales (Liv. 8.16.13-14; cf. Vell. 1.14.3). On Quinctius, see Lübker no. 6. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Magister Equitum 322 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • If Fabius is the active cavalry officer described in battle under the Dictator (Liv. 8.38.14ff.) he can hardly be the aged Consul of 354, who could very well have fulfilled the peaceful functions attributed by other sources (see above) to the Dictator and his staff. (Broughton MRR I)
    • Liv. 8.38.1. See Degrassi 108, 415. (Broughton MRR I)