CALP5166 L. (Calpurnius)? (25) Bestia

Life Dates

  • 56, expelled from Senate (Alexander 1990) Expand

    Expelled from Senate? Alexander TLRR no. 269 (possibly condemned, hence expelled, under lex Tullia de ambitu, in relation to praetorian campaign of 56 for 55).


  • Aedilis Plebis before 56 (Broughton MRR II) Expand
    • Cic. Phil. 13.26, an aedilicius. Defended by Cicero from a charge of ambitus (Cic. QF 2.3.6, Feb. 11, 56; Cael. 26, a candidate for the praetorship). (Broughton MRR II)
    • Tr. pl. 62, and Aed. ca. 59? (MRR 2.174, 189), and L. (Calpurnius) Bestia (25), Aed. by 57 (MRR 2.201). Although Münzer distinguishes between these two, they should almost certainly be identified. See R. G. Austin, ed. Cicero Pro Caelio3 (Oxford, 1960), 154-157. The gentilicium of no. 25 is not given, and the aedileship precedes his prosecution in 56. In favor of two persons is Cicero's failure to mention the Catilinarian connections of the aedilicius (Phil. 11.11; 12.20; 13.26); in favor of one are the dates, recorded political activity, and omission of the praenomen (except in Sallust and Appian). (TJC; RS, CP) (Broughton MRR III)
  • Repulsa (Pr.) before 55 (Pina Polo 2012) Expand
    • pp. 65-72 (Pina Polo 2012)