LICI0926 P. Licinius (69) P. f. P. n. Crassus Dives


  • Nobilis Expand

    Cic. Senec. 9.27, Liv. 30.1.3-5

Life Dates

  • 235?, birth (Rüpke 2005)
  • 183, death (Broughton MRR I)


son of
P. Licinius (C) Crassus (father of P. Licinius (69) P. f. P. n. Crassus Dives (cos. 205)) (RE)
nephew of
C. Licinius (174) P. f. P. n. Varus (cos. 236) (RE)
cousin of
P. Licinius (175) Varus (pr. 208) (RE)
father of
? P. Licinius (A) Crassus Dives (son of? P. Licinius (69) P. f. P. n. Crassus Dives (cos. 205)) (Zmeskal 2009)
uncle of
C. Licinius (51) C. f. P. n. Crassus (cos. 168) (RE)
P. Licinius (60) C. f. P. n. Crassus (cos. 171) (RE)
M. Licinius (55a) Crassus (son of? C. Licinius (D) Crassus) (RE)
grandfather of
P. Licinius (72) P. f. P. n. Crassus Dives Mucianus (cos. 131) (RE)


  • Pontifex? 215 to 213 (Rüpke 2005) Expand
    • M. Sempronius Tuditanus (95) succeeded P. Licinius Crassus (Dives) as pontifex. C. Servilius Geminus succeeded P. Licinius Crassus (Dives) as pontifex maximus. Liv. 39.46.1. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Aedilis Curulis 212 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Although Crassus was still a candidate for the aedileship when he was elected Pont. Max. in 212, he must have held it in 212, not 211, since there are no other exceptions to the rule of annual alternation between patricians and plebeians in the curule aedileship between 216 and 187 (Mommsen RF 1.101; cf. Münzer APF 187, note 1). We must assume therefore that the comitia for the lower magistrates were delayed until the new Consuls were in office and that the election for the Pont. Max. (a head for the state religion was urgently needed, cf. Liv. 25.1.6-12) was held first, very early in the year (25.3.8-5.4). Livy notes no delay in the aedilician comitia, but he seldom mentions them anyway. The alternative is to assume that Livy or his source is in error (Mommsen RF 1.101; Seidel 23f.). (Broughton MRR I)
    • Liv. 25.5.2-3; 27.6.17. Elected Pont. Max. when about to compete for the aedileship. See below, note 4. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Pontifex 212 (Rüpke 2005)
  • Pontifex Maximus 212 to 183 (Rüpke 2005) Expand
    • Liv. 25.5.2-4. See 213, Pontifices. The rival candidates were T. Manlius Torquatus, and Q. Fulvius Flaccus. See above, Aediles. Cf. Liv. 28.11.6; Val. Max. 1.1.6. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Magister Equitum 210 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • See above, Dictator. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Censor 210 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • The death of Veturius forced Licinius to abdicate before they had completed any of their regular duties (Liv. 27.6.17-18, and 34.5-6; Fast. Cap., Degrassi 46f., 120, 448f.). On Veturius, see Lübker, no. 8. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Praetor 208 inter peregrinos, Rome (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Election Liv. 27.21.5 Provinces 27.22.3. (Broughton MRR I)
    • Had command of 50 ships to protect the coast near Rome (Liv. 27.22.12). Proposed the law to make the Ludi Apollinares a regular fixed festival (27.23.4-5; cf. Grueber, CRRBM 1.515f.). Tried to keep the Flamen Dialis out of the Senate (27.8.5-10). (Broughton MRR I)
    • p. 728, footnote 32 (Brennan 2000)
  • Consul 205 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Cic. Brut. 77; Fast. Cap., Degrassi 46f., 120, 450f.; Plut. Fab. 25; App. Hann. 55; Dio fr. 57.52; Zon. 9.11; and on Scipio, Elog. CIL 1 .1, p. 201- Inscr. Ital. 13.3.89; Cic. Phil. 5.48; Val. Max. 8.14.1. Scipio received the province of Sicily and Crassus Bruttium without the lot (Liv. 28.38.12). Scipio introduced envoys of Saguntum to the Senate (Liv. 28.39). After strong opposition from the Fabian group he was granted the province of Africa too (Liv. 28.40-45; Plut. Fab. 25; App. Hann. 55; Lib. 7; Sil. It. 16.692-700), and, although he was allowed only a volunteer army, went on to Sicily to make his preparations for the invasion (Liv. 29.1, cf. 4.7-5.1, and 6.1; Val. Max. 3.6.1; 7.3.3; App. Lib. 8; Zon. 9.11). Recapturing Locri, he left Pleminius in charge (Liv. 29.6-9; Diod. 27.4; Val. Max. 1.1.21; App. Hann. 55; Zon. 9.11). Crassus accomplished little in Bruttium, as both armies suffered from plague, and appointed a Dictator to hold the elections (Liv. 28.41.12, 44.11, 45.9, 46.2-3 and 15; 29.10.1-3, and 11.9; Diod. 27.2; Plut. Fab. 25; App. Hann. 56; Dio fr. 57.52; Zon. 9.11). (Broughton MRR I)
  • Proconsul 204 Bruttium (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Imperium prorogued as Proconsul (Liv. 29.36.6) in Bruttium at the Consul's discretion (Liv. 29.13.3). Joined the Consul Tuditanus against Hannibal (29.36.6-9; cf. Dio fr. 57.69). (Broughton MRR I)