OTAC0856 T. Otacilius (12) Crassus

Life Dates

  • Before 259?, birth (Rüpke 2005)
  • 211, death (Broughton MRR I)


son of
? T. Otacilius (11) C. f. M'. n. Crassus (cos. 261) (Zmeskal 2009)
brother of
M. Claudius (220) M. f. M. n. Marcellus (cos. 222) (Zmeskal 2009) Expand

Plut. Marc. 2.1(2)

married to
Fabia (171) (daughter of? M. Fabius (44) N. f. M. n. Ambustus (cos. 360)) (Zmeskal 2009) Expand

Liv. 24.8.11


  • Pontifex? 220 to 212 (Rüpke 2005)
  • Augur? 220 to 212 (Rüpke 2005)
  • Praetor 217 Sicilia (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Vowed a temple to Mens (Liv. 22.10.10), and received charge of the fleet at Lilybaeum from the Consul Servilius (22.25.6, and 31.6; cf. 23.21.1-5). See Lübker, no. 3. (Broughton MRR I)
    • p. 727 (Brennan 2000)
  • Propraetor 216 Sicilia (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Propraetor in Sicily, with a fleet and permission to cross to Africa (Liv. 22.37.13); demanded another fleet to protect Sicily (22.56.6-8), and later reported the wound of Furius Philus and his own need of grain and funds (23.21.1-5; Val. Max. 7.6.1). See Lübker no. 3. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Duovir Aedi Dedicandae 215 to 211 (Rüpke 2005) Expand
    • Appointed to dedicate the temple to Venus Erycina and the temple to Mens respectively (Liv. 23.30.13-14, and 31.9). Three editors of Livy believe that a line of text has been omitted by some copyist, and they emend the text to read "cum <primum magistratum> inisset." If this emendation is accepted, the later date for the dedication is corroborated. See Conway-Walters ad 23.30.14. (Broughton MRR I)
    • Münzer (RE, s. v. "Fabius," no. 116) placed the dedication of these temples in the previous year. But since Ti. Sempronius Gracchus, Consul designate for 215, was to refer the matter to the people and the appointment of the Duumviri is reported after he entered office, it is more probable that the dedication took place in 215. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Propraetor 215 Sicilia (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Granted the imperium pro praetore and sent to take charge of the fleet (Liv. 23.32.20, cf. 21.1). Successful in a raid on Africa and in a naval combat with a Carthaginian fleet (Liv. 23.41.8-9). Election to the consulship for 214 was blocked by Fabius (Liv. 24.7.11-9.3). On his appointment as Duumvir, see below. See Lübker, no. 3. (Broughton MRR I)
    • On the grant of this imperium to Otacilius and his title, see Mommsen, Str. 2.652, note 2, and also see note 4 above. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Praetor 214 fleet, Sicilia (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Election Liv. 24.9.4. (Broughton MRR I)
    • Though he was kept from the consulship by Fabius (Liv. 24.7-9), he received a second praetorship and continued in command of a fleet (Liv. 24.9.4, 10.5, 11.5-9, and 12.7). See Lübker, no. 3. (Broughton MRR I)
    • p. 727 (Brennan 2000)
  • Promagistrate 213 Sicilia (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Imperium prorogued in command of the fleet off Sicily (Liv. 24.44.4). See Lübker, no. 3.{265} (Broughton MRR I)
  • Promagistrate 212 Sicilia (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Imperium prorogued in command of the fleet off Sicily (Liv. 25.3.6). (Broughton MRR I)
  • Promagistrate 211 Sicilia (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Imperium prorogued with command of the fleet off Sicily (Liv. 26.1.12). Raided Utica (Liv. 25.31.12-15), and after another un{275}successful candidacy for the consulship died in Sicily late in the year (Liv. 26.22-23). See Lübker, no. 3. (Broughton MRR I)
    • De Sanctis (3.2.308, note 166) considers this raid an invention of the late annalists, but Crake (303) has shown that it is consistent with the manoeuvres of Bomilcar and the Carthaginian fleet. It is dated in 211, close to the time of the fall of Syracuse. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Augur 211 (Rüpke 2005) Expand
    • Liv. 26.23.7-8 (Broughton MRR I)
    • T. Sempronius Longus succeeded T. Otacilius Crassus. On Otacilius, see Lübker, no. 3; 210, note 6. See also 210, Augurs. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Pontifex 211 (Rüpke 2005) Expand
    • Liv. 26.23.7-8 (Broughton MRR I)
    • C. Servilius Geminus succeeded T. Otacilius Crassus. (Broughton MRR I)