CLAU0858 Ap. Claudius (293) P. f. Ap. n. Pulcher


  • Patrician

Life Dates

  • 247?, birth (Develin 1979) Expand

    Develin no. 87.

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

    Mortally wounded at seige of Capua.


son of
P. Claudius (304) Ap. f. C. n. Pulcher (cos. 249) (RE)
brother of
? Claudia (435) Quinta (daughter of P. Claudius (304) Ap. f. C. n. Pulcher (cos. 249)) (DPRR Team)
father of
Claudia (383) (daughter of Ap. Claudius (293) P. f. Ap. n. Pulcher (cos. 212)) (Zmeskal 2009) Expand

Liv. XXIII 2.6

P. Claudius (305) Ap. f. P. n. Pulcher (cos. 184) (RE)
C. Claudius (300) Ap. f. P. n. Pulcher (cos. 177) (RE)
Ap. Claudius (294) Ap. f. P. n. Pulcher (cos. 185) (RE)


  • Aedilis Curulis 217 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Patricians were Aediles in odd numbered years (Liv. 7.1.6; Mommsen, RF 1.9-102). See Seidel, 21, who suggests that Livy says proxime in 22.53.3 because he has just used the phrase priore anno. (Broughton MRR I)
    • A very recent ex-Aedile in 216 (Liv. 22.53.2-3). (Broughton MRR I)
  • Tribunus Militum 216 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Chosen a leader by survivors after Cannae (Liv. 22.53.1-4, and 54.5). (Broughton MRR I)
  • Praetor 215 Sicilia (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Election Liv. 23.24.4 Provinces Liv. 23.30.18. (Broughton MRR I)
    • Went to Sicily with the soldiers from Cannae (Liv. 23.41.4 and 6, and 32.2). His maneuvers against Bomilcar and against Locri were without success (Liv. 23.41.10-12). Attempted to renew the alliance with Syracuse after Hiero's death (Liv. 24.6.4-6; cf. Polyb. 7.2-3). (Broughton MRR I)
    • p. 727 (Brennan 2000)
  • Propraetor? 214 Sicilia (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Livy mentions him without title, but he may have been a legate of Marcellus. See below, note 6. (Broughton MRR I)
    • Termed {Gr} in Polybius (8.3.1), he held command in eastern Sicily at least until the Consul Marcellus arrived (24.27.4-6). See below, Legates, and note 6. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Legatus (Lieutenant)? 214 Sicilia (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Polybius, in a passage referring to the period before Marcellus' arrival, terms Ap. Claudius {Gr} (8.3.1). Livy does not name him in the list of prorogued commands in 24.10.3-4, nor does he mention the title. He evidently held command until Marcellus came (24.27.4-6) to take over the command of eastern Sicily (cf. 24.44.4: finibus eis quibus regnum Hieronis fuisset; and above, on the Praetor Lentulus), then apparently served with him and at his orders until he left for Rome late in 213, when he was succeeded by T. Quinctius Crispinus, an appointee of Marcellus (24.39.12; see 213, Legates). I therefore list him first as a Propraetor, then as a Legate under Marcellus. See Münzer, RE, who lists him as a Propraetor, perhaps correctly, since he may have continued as a Propraetor under the general leadership of the Consul and Proconsul Marcellus, like M. Iunius Silanus, a Propraetor sent with the young Proconsul Scipio to Spain (see 210, Promagistrates) or in a position analogous to that of P. Manlius, who was Praetor in Nearer Spain in 195 with the Consul Cato (see 195, Consuls, and Praetors). (Broughton MRR I)
    • See above, Promagistrates. Remained with Marcellus in Sicily and attacked Leontini with him (Liv. 24.30-33). On chronology, see De Sanctis 3.2.330f.; CAH 8.64f. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Propraetor? 213 Sicilia (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Probably Propraetor in Sicily. See Legates, and 214, note 6. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Legatus (Lieutenant) 213 Sicilia (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • See 214, note 6. With Marcellus in the siege of Syracuse, and placed in charge of siege operations while Marcellus campaigned in Sicily (Polyb. 8.3-7, cf. 1.7; LIv. 24.27.4 and 6, 29.4, 30.1, 33.2, and 36.6; Plut. Marc. 13, and 14; Zon. 9.4). Returned to Rome to canvass for the consulship (Liv. 24.39.12; see De Sanctis, 3.2.329-334). (Broughton MRR I)
  • Consul 212 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Liv. 25.2.4, and 3.1; Fast. Cap., Degrassi 46f., 119, 446f., cf. Fast. Fer. Lat., Degrassi 148f.; Val. Max. 2.4.7; Frontin. Str. 4.1.44; Fest. 438 L; Chr. 354; Fast. Hyd.; Chr. Pasc.; Cassiod. Both Consuls cooperated in Campania, in the capture of Hanno's camp at Beneventum, and in reducing Capua (Liv. 25.3.3; 25.7-9, 12-15, 18-20, and 22; App. Hann. 37; cf. Sil. It. 12.479-506). Fulvius remained in charge at Capua while Claudius held the elections in Rome (Liv. 25.41.8-13). See below, Pontifices, on Fulvius. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Proconsul 211 Capua (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Imperium prorogued as Proconsul for the siege of Capua (Liv. 25.41.13; 26.1.2, cf. 8-9). He died from wounds either just before (26.16.1), or soon after, the capitulation of the city (Polyb. 8.7.7-10; 9.3.1-4; Liv. 26.5-7, 8.6-9, 12-16, and 33.4; Plut. Comp. Per. et Fab. 2.1; App. Hann. 40; Zon. 9.6; cf. Sil. It. 13.450-464; 17.300-302; Flor. 1.22.43). (Broughton MRR I)