OCTA0880 Cn. Octavius (16)


son of
C. Octavius (79) Rufus (son of? C. Octavius (10) Sca.? (eq. R. ?)) (Zmeskal 2009) Expand

Suet. Aug. 2.2

brother of
? C. Octavius (10) Sca.? (eq. R.) (DPRR Team)
father of
? Cn. Octavius (17) Cn. f. Cn. n. (cos. 165) (Zmeskal 2009)


  • Tribunus Militum 216 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Though Octavius is mentioned only by Frontinus, Münzer (RE) sees no reason to reject the notice. (Broughton MRR I)
    • With Sempronius (see below), he led soldiers in a break through Hannibal's lines at Cannae (Frontin. Str. 4.5.7). (Broughton MRR I)
  • Aedilis Plebis 206 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Liv. 28.38.11. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Praetor 205 Sardinia (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Captured some Carthaginian cargo ships (Liv. 28.46.14, cf. Coelius fr. 33 Peter, and Val. Ant. fr. 26 Peter; App. Hann. 54). (Broughton MRR I)
    • p. 728, footnote 35 (Brennan 2000)
  • Propraetor 204 Sardinia, Sicilia (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Imperium prorogued in command of a fleet (Liv. 29.13.5), with which he transported grain and clothing for Scipio's army in Africa (Liv. 29.36.1-3). (Broughton MRR I)
  • Propraetor 203 Sardinia (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Imperium as Praetor prorogued with command of a fleet to protect the coast of Sardinia (Liv. 30.2.4). (Broughton MRR I)
  • Propraetor 202 Sardinia, Sicilia, Africa (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • His imperium in command of the fleet off Sicily was prorogued (Liv. 30.27.9, and 41.6-7, cf. 2.3-4). He also served under Scipio (Liv. 30.36.3-6; cf. App. Lib. 41 and 44, who has confused his position with that of Laelius at Zama; see above, Quaestors). (Broughton MRR I)
  • Propraetor 201 Sardinia, Sicilia (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Imperium prorogued as Propraetor at Scipio's wish (Liv. 30.41.6-8, and 44.13; 31.3.2-3). (Broughton MRR I)
  • Legatus (Ambassador) 200 Africa (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Sent on missions to Carthage, to Masinissa, and to Vermina, Syphax's son (Liv. 31.11.4-18, and 19.1-6). (Broughton MRR I)
  • Triumvir Coloniis Deducendis 194 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Colonized Croton (Liv. 34.45.3-5). (Broughton MRR I)
  • Legatus (Ambassador) 192 Achaea (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Appointed to oppose Aetolian influence and rally the Greek communities against Antiochus (Liv. 35.23.5-8; note esp. Flamininus at Demetrias, 35.31, in Aetolia, 35.32-33, in Corinth, 35.34.1, and 39.1, and at the Achaean assembly, 35.48-50; and Villius' trip to Demetrias, 35.39; cf. Diod. 29.1; Plut. Flam. 15-17; Zon. 9.19). See also 191, Legates; and on Villius, Lübker, no. 1. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Legatus (Ambassador) 191 Aetolia (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • See 192, Legates, no. b. Sent by Flamininus to Acarnania (Liv. 36.12.9). (Broughton MRR I)