SULP0936 P. Sulpicius (64) Ser. f. P. n. Galba Maximus


  • Patrician


grandson of
? P. Sulpicius (98) P. f. Ser. n. Saverrio (cos. 279) (Zmeskal 2009)
son of
Ser. Sulpicius (not in RE) Galba (son of P. Sulpicius (98) P. f. Ser. n. Saverrio (cos. 279)) (RE)
brother of
? Ser. Sulpicius (56) Ser. f. P. n. Galba (aed. cur. 209) (Zmeskal 2009)
father of
C. Sulpicius (49) Galba (pont. 202) (RE)
? Ser. Sulpicius (57) Galba (pr. 187) (Zmeskal 2009)
grandfather of
? C. Sulpicius (50) C. f. Galba (pr. 171) (DPRR Team)


  • Consul 211 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Livy (25.41.11) notes that Galba held no curule office before his consulship. (Broughton MRR I)
    • Liv. 25.41.11; 26.1.1; Polyb. 9.6.6; Fast. Cap., Degrassi 46f., 119, 446f.; Chr. 354; Fast. Hyd.; Chr. Pasc.; Cassiod.; cf. Fest. 436 L, praenomen C. for both. Both Consuls took part in the defence of Rome against Hannibal (Polyb. 9.6-7; Liv. 26.9-11; Val. Max. 3.7.10; Flor. 1.22.42-48; Eutrop. 3.14; Oros. 4.17.2-7; Zon. 9.6; cf. App. Hann. 38-41, Fulv. Flaccus). Fulvius went to his province of Apulia but returned to hold the elections (Liv. 26.1.1, and 22.1-2), while Sulpicius was sent to replace Valerius Laevinus in Greece (Polyb. 8.1.6; Liv. 26.22.1, and 26.4). (Broughton MRR I)
  • Proconsul 210 Achaea, Macedonia (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Imperium prorogued as Proconsul for the command in Greece (Liv. 26.28.9; 27.10.12; cf. Polyb. 8.1.6). Failed to break Philip's siege of Echinus but captured Aegina (Polyb. 9.42; cf. 11.5.8; 22.8.9; Grueber, CRRBM 1.488; Cesano, Stud. Num. 1.170). (Broughton MRR I)
  • Proconsul 209 Achaea, Macedonia (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Imperium prorogued as Proconsul in Greece and Macedonia (Liv. 27.7.15, and 10.12). Received funds from the sacred treasury (27.10.12). Coöperated with the Aetolians against Philip at Lamia and in Elis (Liv. 27.30.1-31.11, cf. 32.22.10; Polyb. 10.41.1; Paus. 7.17.5; Zon. 9.9). Wintered with Attalus at Aegina (Liv. 27.33.4-5; 28.5.1). (Broughton MRR I)
  • Proconsul 208 Achaea, Macedonia (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Imperium prorogued in Greece and Macedonia (Liv. 27.22.10). With Attalus of Pergamum and the Aetolians he attacked Lemnos, Peparethus, Euboea and Locris, and retired to Aegina (Polyb. 10.41-42, cf. 11.5.8; Liv. 28.5-8; App. Mac. 3; Dio fr. 57.57-58; Zon. 9.11; cf. Iustin. 29.4). (Broughton MRR I)
  • Proconsul 207 Achaea, Macedonia (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Livy omits the regular list of prorogations for this year with the exception of Q. Fulvius Flaccus. (Broughton MRR I)
    • Continued in command in Greece and Macedonia (see 208, Promagistrates) in what was now a neglected theater of war (Liv. 29.12.1-2; see De Sanctis 4.2.429, notes 81, 83; CAH 8.132). (Broughton MRR I)
  • Proconsul 206 Achaea, Macedonia (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Continued in command in Greece and Macedonia in what remained for a second year a neglected theater of war (Liv. 29.12.1; see 208 and 207, Promagistrates, on Sulpicius). (Broughton MRR I)
  • Dictator Comitiorum Habendorum Causa 203 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • According to Fast. Cap. (Degrassi 46f., 120f., 450f.) and some of Livy's sources (30.26.12) the Dictator was appointed to hold the elections, but according to Livy 30.24.3-4 he was appointed to restrain the Consul Servilius Caepio from crossing to Africa, and spent the rest of the year investigating cities and individuals in Italy who had been alienated during the war. (Broughton MRR I)
    • During both 204 and 203 the Senate had kept a Consul in command in Etruria where there had been unrest. It would be in keeping with Roman{315} practice for the Consul to remain in his province and appoint a Dictator to hold the elections, but quite improbable that a Dictator should be appointed solely to recall another Consul. Furthermore, there is nothing to indicate that the situation in Italy called for a Dictator rei gerundae causa (see Münzer, RE; APF 143f.; Bandel 142). The conditions therefore tend to favor the title given in the Fast. Cap. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Consul 200 (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Nep. Hann. 7; Liv. 31.4.4, and 5.1-2; Fast. Cap., Degrassi 48f., 121, 452f.; Fast. Fer. Lat., ib. 148f.; Chr. 354; Fast. Hyd.; Chr. Pasc.; Cassiod.; on Sulpicius, Polyb. 16.24.1; and on Aurelius, CIL 1 .2.610. Sulpicius was assigned the war with Philip and Macedonia as his province (Liv. 31.6.1, and 8.3). He arrived in Epirus in the autumn and wintered in Apollonia (Liv. 31.22.4; App. Mac. 4; Dio fr. 58 and Zon. 9.15). Aurelius in Italy (Liv. 31.6.1, 12.3 and 10) was summoned to aid the Praetor Furius against the Gauls (Liv. 31.11.3, 22.3, and 47.4-5; cf. Dio fr. 57.81, and Zon. 9.15), and returned to hold the elections (Liv. 31.49.8-12). (Broughton MRR I)
  • Proconsul 199 Macedonia, Achaea (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Proconsul (Liv. 32.1.12). Campaigned in Greece until the arrival of his successor Villius (Liv. 31.33.1-40.6; Zon. 9.15). (Broughton MRR I)
  • Legatus (Lieutenant) 197 Macedonia, Achaea (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Both assigned by the Senate to assist Flamininus as Legates (Liv. 32.28.12). On Villius, see Lübker, no. 1. (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)
    • Liv. 33.24.7. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Legatus (Ambassador) 195 Macedonia, Achaea (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Villius reported to Flaminius the return of Antiochus to Europe with larger forces than before (Liv. 34.33.12). Aelius and Sulpicius, also members of the commission of ten legates (see 196) may have been with him (cf. Liv. 34.59.8), and the others occupied elsewhere. (Broughton MRR I)
    • Only Villius is known to have gone to Antiochus in Lysimacheia in 196 (see 196) yet in 193 (Liv. 34.59.8) we find that Sulpicius and Aelius had been there before with him. Holleaux is inclined to reject the explanation that there was a special embassy in 195, when Antiochus did return to Europe (Liv. 34.33.12; see note 3), and to add Sulpicius and Aelius to that of 196; but it is at least possible that they went in 195. (Broughton MRR I)
  • Legatus (Ambassador) 193 Asia (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Sent to Antiochus the Great in Asia when his embassy to Rome failed to secure an agreement (Liv. 34.59.8; 35.13-17). (Broughton MRR I)
  • Legatus (Ambassador) 192 Asia (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • These returned and made their report early in this year (Liv. 35.20.14, and 22.1-2). (Broughton MRR I)