POET0499 C. Poetelius (7) C. f. Q. n. Libo Visolus


grandson of
Q. Poetelius (4) Libo Visolus (X vir consul. imp. leg. scrib. 450) (RE)
son of
C. Poetelius (A) (father of C. Poetelius (7) C. f. Q. n. Libo Visolus (cos. 360)) (RE)
father of
C. Poetelius (8) Libo Visolus (dict. 313) (RE)


  • Consul 360 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • 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
    • Triumph de Galleis et Tiburtibus. MRR I.120, Itgenshorst p. 263, Rich no. 55. (Rich 2014)
  • Tribunus Plebis 358 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Carried a bill against ambitus (Liv. 7.15.12; Rotondi 221). See Lübker no. 2. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Consul 346 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • On the name of Valerius, see Act. Tr. on 346 and 343, and 349, note 1; on that of Poetilius, see Fast. Cap. on 360. (Broughton MRR I)
    • Liv. 7.27.5; Diod. 16.72.1, under 345; Fast. Cap. ([- - - -] Visolus II); Censorin. DN 17.10 (Curmino II et C. Poetaelio); Chr. 354 (Corvo II et Visolo II); Fast. Hyd. (Corvino II et Libone), so also Chr. Pasc.; Cassiod.; Degrassi 34f., 106, 406f. Valerius celebrated a triumph over the Antiates and other Volscians of Antium and Satricum (Liv. 7.27.6-9; Act. Tr., Degrassi 68f., 541. On Valerius, see Münzer, Gent. Val. 49, no. 49; on Poetelius, Lübker no. 2; Münzer, APF 27. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Consul 326 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Livy was inclined to favor the name Mugillanus though he found Cursor in some annals. However no Mugillanus has appeared in the Fasti since 380, and the fragment of the Fast. Cap. for 319 (Degrassi 36f.) has removed the one suggested there by Chr. 354 (Murillano). On this issue, see CIL 1(2), p. 32, on 435; Degrassi 109. Münzer (RE) suggests that both cognomina appeared together in an archetype of the various lists. Owing to the lapse of time it is possible that, in spite of the numeral III in Chr. 354, Poetelius the Consul of 326 was not the Consul of 360 and 346, but his son, the Dictator of 313. This would help to explain the discrepancy between Livy and Varro on the date of the Lex Poetelia. (Broughton MRR I)
    • Liv. 8.23.17; Diod. 17.113.1; Chr. 354 (Libone III et Cursore II); Fast. Hyd. (Libonio et Cursore); Chr. Pasc. ({Gr}); Cassiod.; Solin. 32.42, p. 164 M; Degrassi 108, 414f. Livy (8.28) places in this year the Lex Poetelia, which released a debtor's person from liability (Varro LL 7.105, in 313, when a son of Poetilius was Dictator; Cic. Rep. 2.59; cf. Dion. Hal. 16.4-5; Val. Max. 6.1.9 and 11; Suidas, s. v. {Gr}, with versions confused; see Niccolini, FTP 72). The Consuls made war on the Samnites (Liv. 8.25.2). On Papirius, see Lübker no. 9, on Poetelius, no. 2. (Broughton MRR I)