CORN0986 P. Cornelius (214) Lentulus Caudinus


  • Patrician

Life Dates

  • 235?, birth (Sumner Orators) Expand

    Sumner R15.


son of
P. Cornelius (213) L. f. Ti. n. Lentulus Caudinus (cos. 236) (RE)
brother of
? L. Cornelius (188) L. f. L. n. Lentulus (cos. 199) (DPRR Team)
? Cn. Cornelius (176) L. f. L. n. Lentulus (cos. 201) (DPRR Team)
? L. Cornelius (212) Lentulus Caudinus (aed. cur. 205) (DPRR Team)
? P. Cornelius (200) Lentulus (pr. 214) (DPRR Team)


  • Aedilis Curulis 205 (Broughton MRR III) Expand
    • On the identity of this Aedile, see Münzer RE. The praenomen L. has been omitted in II, and is supplied by the corrector A 7 , whose readings Conway and Johnson have found generally reliable (see app. crit. to 26.51.8, and preface § 97). The name of Q. Caecilius Metellus rests upon the same tradition. See Conway and Johnson ad loc. (Broughton MRR I)
    • Liv. 27.21.9; 29.11.12 (Broughton MRR I)
    • On the date in 205, not 209, for his aedileship, see above, on L. Cornelius Lentulus (188), Cos. 199. (Broughton MRR III)
  • Praetor 203 Sardinia (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Election Liv. 29.38.4-5 Provinces 30.1.9, cf. 3.1. (Broughton MRR I)
    • Provided 2000 men for the fleet (Liv. 30.2.4), and supplies for Scipio in Africa (30.24.5). (Broughton MRR I)
    • p. 728 (Brennan 2000)
  • Propraetor 202 Sardinia (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Imperium prorogued as Propraetor in Sardinia, whence he sent supplies to Scipio in Africa (Liv. 30.27.9, and 41.2; 30.36.2-4). (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)
    • Sent to Bargylia ((Polyb. 18.48.2; Liv. 33.35.2; Plut. Flam. 12.1), and thence to Antiochus at Lysimacheia (Polyb. 18.50.2; Liv. 33.39.2).{338} (Broughton MRR I)
  • Legatus (Ambassador) 189 Asia (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • Though Willems is compelled to admit that this embassy consists in any case of an unusual proportion of senior members of the Senate, he attempts to fit it to his regular pattern (Sénat 2.506) by claiming: 1. that Aemilius Paullus was not the famous member of the family (but see above, note 3); 2. that Lentulus was not the Pr. of 203 but another, the Cos. of 162 (who was too young and whose career, as Münzer has shown, RE no. 214, he has reported incorrectly, Sénat 1.347, no. 216); and 3. that Aelius Tubero was not the Pr. of 201 but someone otherwise unknown. Münzer suggests that Lentulus{365} is a mistake for Cethegus, Pr. 185 and Cos. 181, and since the two men are confused in Liv. 40.18.1 this remains a possibility. However it is unnecessary, for with the identification of Aemilius Paullus the commission is seen to consist of eight consulars or praetorians, and evidently may have consisted wholly of men of curule rank. Therefore in spite of the disarangement of the two final names it seems preferable to identify Lentulus with the Praetor of 203 and Tubero with the Praetor of 201. As we know the names of only three senatorial commissions of ten men during this period and possess the complete list of only this one, the basis for Willems' generalization regarding the pattern remains rather tenuous. (Broughton MRR I)
    • An embassy of ten members sent to assist Manlius Vulso in implementing the treaty with Antiochus and in completing the settlement of Asia Minor (Liv. 37.55.7; 38.38.1, and 40.1, and 44.9-47, and 54.6; cf. Polyb. 21.24.9, and 16.17; see 188, Legates). (Broughton MRR I)
  • Legatus (Ambassador) 188 Asia (Broughton MRR I) Expand
    • The ten Legates assisted Manlius in concluding the treaty with Antiochus and the settlement of Asia Minor, and returned with him (Polyb. 21.4-45; 22.5; Liv. 38.38-40, and 45-46). (Broughton MRR I)