VOLU0608 L. Volumnius (13) C. f. C. n. Flamma Violens


married to
Verginia (25) (daughter of A. Verginius (5)) (RE)


  • Consul 307 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Liv. 9.42.2; 10.15.12; Diod. 20.45.1; Fast. Cap. (names entire); Chr. 354; Fast. Hyd.; Chr. Pasc.; Cassiod.; and on Claudius, Elog. 10 in CIL 1 , p. 192, and Inscr. Ital. 13.3.79 and 12; Degrassi 38f., 110, 422f. Volumnius held command against the Sallentini (Liv. 9.42.4-5; cf. Diod. 20.80.1-2, on operations in Iapygia, in 306). Piso omitted this college from his Annals (Liv. 9.44.3-4). On Volumnius, see Lübker no. 3. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Consul 296 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • One annalistic account gave Claudius a share in the campaign in Samnium (Liv. 10.17.13; cf. Elog.); one gave the two Consuls credit for the achievements assigned above to Decius and Fabius; one gave them to Volumnius alone; and others credited Decius only with Murgantia, while Ferentinum and Romulea fell to Fabius (see Proconsuls); Liv. 10.17.11; cf. Dio, who preserves a part of the account of Claudius' unwillingness to accept aid from Volumnius (fr. 36.27). With such a tradition attribution of particular achievements to particular commanders is highly unsafe. (Broughton MRR I)
    • Liv. 10.15.7-16; Fast. Cap. ([- - - -] Ca[ecus II], [- - - -Vio]lens II); Chr. 354 (Ceco et Violense); Fast. Hyd. (Claudio et Violente; see note); Chr. Pasc. (see note); Cassiod.; cf. on Claudius, Cic. Sen. 16; Elog. 10, CIL 1 , p. 192; Inscr. Ital. 13.3.79 and 12. See Degrassi 38f., 111, 426f. Claudius fought Etruscans and Sabelli (Sabini, Elog.) in Etruria, and vowed a temple to Bellona (Liv. 10.18-22; Elog.; Ovid Fast. 6.199-202; Dio fr. 36.27; Auct. Vir. Ill. 34.5). Volumnius served in Samnium and Lucania, returned to give undesired aid to Claudius in Etruria, defeated a Samnite invasion of Campania, and returned to Rome to hold elections (Liv. 10.17-22). On Volumnius, see Lübker no. 3. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Proconsul 295 Samnium (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Pro consule (Liv. 10.30.6-7; cf. 22.1 and 9). Campaigned in Samnium (10.25.15-16, 30.7, and 31.5-7), but a variant source placed him at Sentinum too (10.30.6). See Lübker no. 3. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Legatus (Lieutenant) 293 Samnium (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Commanded the right wing under Papirius at Aquilonia (Liv. 10.40.7, and 41.9-14). See Lübker no. 2. (Broughton MRR I)