CORN0877 Cn. Cornelius (176) L. f. L. n. Lentulus


  • Patrician

Life Dates

  • Before 239?, birth (Rüpke 2005)
  • 184, death (Broughton MRR I)


son of
L. Cornelius (211) L. f. Ti. n. Lentulus Caudinus (cos. 237) (RE)
brother of
? L. Cornelius (188) L. f. L. n. Lentulus (cos. 199) (DPRR Team)
? P. Cornelius (214) Lentulus Caudinus (pr. 203) (DPRR Team)
? L. Cornelius (212) Lentulus Caudinus (aed. cur. 205) (DPRR Team)
? P. Cornelius (200) Lentulus (pr. 214) (DPRR Team)
father of
Cn. Cornelius (175, 177) Cn. f. L. n. Lentulus (cos. 146) (Zmeskal 2009) Expand

Liv. 29.11.12

L. Cornelius (224) Cn. f. L. n. Lentulus Lupus (cos. 156) (Zmeskal 2009) Expand

Liv. 29.11.12

related to
P. Cornelius (200) Lentulus (pr. 214) (Zmeskal 2009) Expand

App. Pun. 61 (271)


  • Tribunus Militum 216 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • The Consul Paullus refused Lentulus' attempt to rescue him at Cannae (Liv. 22.49.6-13; Frontin. Str. 4.5.5; Sil. It. 10.260-292; Plut. Fab. 16).{251} (Broughton MRR I)
  • Augur? 215 to 185 (Rüpke 2005)
  • Quaestor 212 Campania (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • According to one version, he received from Hannibal the head of Gracchus (see below, Promagistrates) and gave it burial (Liv. 25.17.7). See also Liv. 25.19.4. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Aedilis Curulis 205 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Liv. 29.11.12. Lucius was elected and held office while absent as Proconsul in Spain. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Consul 201 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Fast. Cap.: [Cn. Corne]1[ius L. f.] L. n. Lentulus, P. Ail[ius Q. f. P. n. Paitus]. Fast. Fer. Lat.: Cn. Corn[- - - - - -], P. Aelio Q. [- - - - - -]. Lentulus was probably a son of L. Cornelius Lentulus Caudinus, Cos. 237. Paetus 1 filiation is given in Fast. Cap. for 202. (Broughton MRR I)
    • Liv. 30.40.5; Fast. Cap., Degrassi 48f., 121, 452f.; Fast. Fer. Lat., ib. 148f.; Plin. NH 18.166; Chr. 354; Fast. Hyd.; Chr. Pasc.; Oros. 4.19.5, and on Paetus, Dig. Cornelius received command of the fleet and attempted without success to continue the war with Carthage as Scipio's successor (Liv. 30.40.7-15, 43.1, and 44.3; App. Lib. 56 and 62; cf. Dio fr. 59). Aelius in Gaul attacked the Boii and made a treaty with the Ingauni (Liv. 30.40.16, cf. 7-8; 31.2.5-11). (Broughton MRR I)
  • Proconsul 200 Calabria? (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Probably retained his imperium in 200, since the Consul Sulpicius, in sailing for Epirus late in the year (Liv. 31.22.4), chose ships ex classe Cn. Corneli (Liv. 31.14.2). (Broughton MRR I)
  • Triumvir Ad Colonos Scribendos 199 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Appointed to supplement the colony of Narnia (Liv. 32.2.6-7). (Broughton MRR I)
  • Legatus (Ambassador) 196 Macedonia, Achaea (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Ten Legati were appointed to assist Flamininus in arranging the peace with Philip and the settlement in Greece (Polyb. 18.42.5; Liv. 33.24.7, cf. 30.1, and 35.1-2). The following are known, and since Livy nowhere lists them in an official order, they are given in alphabetical order. (Broughton MRR I)
    • Cn. Cornelius Blasio had just returned from Spain, like Stertinius, but I have followed Münzer in identifying the Legate with the consular Lentulus, because Blasio had not yet attained praetorian rank. (Broughton MRR I)
    • Special envoy to Philip (Polyb. 18.48.2; Liv. 33.35.2-12; Plut. Flam. 12.1). (Broughton MRR I)
  • Augur 184 (Rüpke 2005) Expand
    • Sp. Postumius Albinus succeeded Cn. Cornelius Lentulus. Liv. 39.45.8. On Postumius, see Münzer, APF 213. (Broughton MRR I)