ATIL0806 M. Atilius (52) M. f. M. n. Regulus

Life Dates

  • 263?, birth (Develin 1979) Expand

    Develin no. 34 (263, probably much earlier).

  • 216, death - violent (Broughton MRR I) Expand

    KIA, B. of Cannae.


son of
M. Atilius (51) M. f. L. n. Pup.? Regulus (cos. 267) (Zmeskal 2009) Expand

Gell. VII 4.4, Sil It. VI 574ff.

Marcia (112) (daughter of? Q. Marcius (78) Q. f. Q. n. Philippus (cos. 281)) (Zmeskal 2009) Expand

Amm. Marc. XIV 6.11, Auct. vir. ill. 40.4, Diod. XXIV 12.1, Diod. XXIV 12.3, Frontin. strat. IV 3.3, Gell. VII 4.4, Val. Max. II 9.8, Val. Max. IV 4.6


  • Consul 227 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Fast. Cap. (names entire); Ser. Sulpicius, in Gell. 4.3.2, cf. 17.21.44; Chr. 354; Fast. Hyd.; Chr. Pasc.; Cassiod.; Degrassi 44f., 118, 440f. On Valerius, see Münzer, Gent. Val. 38, no. 16. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Consul Suffectus 217 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Elected in place of Flaminius (Polyb. 3.106.2; Liv. 22.25.16, and 31.7; 23.21.6; Fast. Cap., Degrassi 44f., 118, 444f.; App. Hann. 16; Fast. Hyd.), and took command of the army of the Dictator Fabius in the latter part of the year (Liv. 22.32.1; App. Hann. 16; Dio fr. 57.21; Zon. 8.26). (Broughton MRR I)
  • Triumvir Mensarius 216 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Set up by the Minucian law because of a shortage of silver (Liv. 23.21.6; cf. 24.18.12; 26.36.8). (Broughton MRR I)
  • Proconsul 216 Umbria, Apulia (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Imperium prorogued (Polyb. 3.106.2; Liv. 22.34.1). Returned to Rome (22.40.6) and was later elected Triumvir mensarius (see below). According to Polybius, he died at Cannae (3.114.6, and 116.11). (Broughton MRR I)
  • Censor 214 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • They dealt severely with those, like Metellus, who thought of deserting Italy after Cannae, and those who had avoided military service without good reason (Liv. 24.11.6, and 18.1-15, and 43.2-5; Fast. Cap., Degrassi 46f., 119, 446f.; Val. Max. 2.9.8; 5.6.8). The death of Philus compelled Atilius to abdicate before completing the lustrum (Liv. 24.43.4; Fast. Cap.). As M. Fabius Buteo was the oldest living ex-Censor in 216 (see 216, Dictator) it is probable that he was named Princeps Senatus by these Censors and possible that he was so named in 220. See Liv. 27.11.9-12. (Broughton MRR I)