QUIN0865 K. Quinctius (41) Flamininus

The praenomen Q. is rare in the Gens Claudia, and the cognomen, which is given in the dative (Flamini) appears in one group of manuscripts as Flaminio. The cognomen Claudus of the consul of 271 raises the suggestion that Claudius Flamen's name may possibly have been Quinctius Claudus Flamininus, perhaps also the IIvir of 217. But Livy repeatedly refers to him during his years at Tarentum as Q. Claudius (MRR 1.290, 295, 299). Badian's suggestion, given above, also suggests that he was an uncle of Flamininus, the future consul of 198, who appears in 205, 204, and perhaps until 202, as propraetor in Tarentum in succession to him (Liv. 29.13.6 in 204, with the phrase ut priore anno; see MRR 1.303, 308). See Badian, JRS 61, 1971, 106-110. But see also E. Rawson's convincing arguments for keeping the name of Q. Claudius Flamen (Historia 26, 1977, 340-357, esp. 349-351). (Broughton MRR III)


  • Patrician

Life Dates

  • 250?, birth (Rüpke 2005)


son of
? K. Quinctius (36) L. f. Cn. n. Claudus (cos. 271) (Brennan 2000)


  • Praetor before 218 (Brennan 2000) Expand
    • p. 726, footnote 20 (Brennan 2000)
  • Duovir Aedi Locandae 217 (Rüpke 2005) Expand
    • In *RE Pupius' praenomen is given as Cn., and Quinctius' office is wrongly placed in 216. (Broughton MRR I)
    • Elected to let the contract for building a temple of Concord (Liv. 22.33.7-9). (Broughton MRR I)