PAPI0533 L. Papirius (45) L. f. L. n. Crassus


  • Patrician

Life Dates

  • 370?, birth (Develin 1979) Expand

    Develin no. 25.


  • Dictator 340 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • On the name of Papirius, see Fast. Cap. on 330. On his accumulation of offices, see Mommsen, Str. 1.514, note 1; 2.146. (Broughton MRR I)
    • Appointed during the illness of the Consul Torquatus to meet Antiate raids (Liv. 8.12.2-3; Cic. Fam. 9.21.2; Degrassi 107, 408f.). See Lübker no. 6. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Praetor 340 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Liv. 8.12.2. See Lübker no. 6. (Broughton MRR I)
    • p. 725 (Brennan 2000)
  • Consul 336 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Papirius' name is given in full in Fast. Cap. on 330. For Duillius, Diod. has Kaeso Valerius. (Broughton MRR I)
    • Cic. Fam. 9.21.2; Liv. 8.16.1; Diod. 17.29.1; Chr. 354 (Crasso et Hella); Fast. Hyd. (Crasso et Dulillo); Chr. Pasc. ({Gr}); Cassiod.; Degrassi 107, 410f. They carried on war with the Ausonii and the Sidicini (Liv. 8.16.1-3). See Lübker no. 6. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Praetor? 332 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • L. Papirius Crassus, Cos. 336 and 330, who would normally be identified with this Praetor in a period when the praetorship frequently followed the consulship, was himself Praetor in 340. The other possibilities are L. Papirius Cursor, Cos. 326, 320, 319, 315, 313, and L. Papirius Crassus, Censor in 318. Cursor's praetorship is not otherwise attested, but if he held this praetorship we should have no evidence that the Censor of 318 ever held any curule office. Münzer (RE nos. 46 and 52) admits both possibilities. (Broughton MRR I)
    • Carried a bill to grant civitas sine suffragio to Acerrae (Liv. 8.17.12; cf. Vell. 1.14.4). See Lübker no. 6. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Consul 330 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • The preservation of Papirius' name in Fast. Cap. enables us to distinguish the Consul of 336 and 330 (L. f. L. n.) from the Censor of 318 (L. f. M. n.). The Master of Horse in 320 was L. Papirius Cursor (Fast. Cap., Degrassi 34f., 108, 412f.), the Dictator of 325 and 324. These three Papirii have been confused in the Index of CIL 1(2), p.351; cf. Degrassi 539. In Livy Plautius' cognomen is clearly given as Venox. For Plautius Diod. has {Gr}. (Broughton MRR I)
    • Liv. 8.19.1; Diod. 17.82.1; Fast. Cap. (Papirius' name entire except Papi[r]ius); Chr. 354 (Crasso III et Venio); Fast. Hyd. (Crasso et Venoce); Chr. Pasc. ({Gr}); Cassiod.; Degrassi 34f., 108, 412f. They carried on the war with Privernum (Liv. 8.19-20). On Papirius, see Lübker no. 6, on Plautius, Münzer, APF 39f. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Praefectus Urbi 325 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • More probably the Consul of 336, who would be senior, than the Censor of 318. (Broughton MRR I)
    • Praeposito in urbe, Liv. 8.36.1. Wrongly listed as Mag. Eq. in CIL 1 , 1, p. 351, Index. See Lübker no. 6. (Broughton MRR I)