VERG0063 Proc. Verginius (19) Opet.? f. Opet. n. Tricostus Rutilus

Status

  • Patrician

Career

  • Consul 486 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Liv. 2.41.1; Diod. 11.1.2, and 37.7; Dion. Hal. 8.68.1; 9.51.1; Chr. 354 (Rutilo et Vigellino III); Fast. Hyd. (Rutilio et Vitellino); Chr. Pasc. ({Gr}); Cassiod.; see Degrassi 89, 354f. Cassius fought the Hernici, made a treaty with them, and celebrated a second triumph (Dion. Hal. 8.68.1-69.4; Act. Tr., Degrassi 16f., 537; Val. Max. 6.3.1b; cf. Liv. 2.41.1), while Verginius fought the Aequi (Dion. Hal. 8.68.1). All traditions agree that Cassius plotted for royal power, but disagree regarding his agrarian and other proposals in favor of the Plebs, which were vetoed by his colleague. He was condemned and put to death the next year (Liv. 2.41.1-12; Dion. Hal. 8.69.1-80.4; of. Cic. Rep. 2.60; Diod. 11.37.7; Val. Max. 5.8.2; Plin. NH 34.4; Flor. 1.17.7; see under 485, Quaestors). On Verginius, see L├╝bker, no. 9. (Broughton MRR I)
    • Cos. 486. The dedication of a temple of Fortuna Muliebris is attributed to him (Dion. Hal. 8.55.5). (Broughton MRR III)