Gnaeus Fulvius Centumalus Maximus

Gnaeus Fulvius Centumalus Maximus (died 210 BC) was a consul of the Roman Republic in 211 BC. As consul, Fulvius defended Rome against Hannibal with his colleague Publius Sulpicius Galba Maximus during the Second Punic War.[1]

Fulvius was curule aedile in 214 BC, presenting a four-day program of theatrical events (ludi scaenici) with his colleague Publius Sempronius Tuditanus.[2] As praetor the following year, he was stationed at Suessula and received the knights from Capua who had decided to defect from Hannibal and join Rome.[3]

For his consular province (provincia) he was assigned to Apulia. He returned to Rome to hold elections for the following year,[4] while Sulpicius went to assume command in Greece.[5] Fulvius's imperium in Apulia was prorogued for the year 210.[6] He was killed at the Battle of Herdonia in a surprise attack by Hannibal.[7]


  1. ^ T.R.S. Broughton, The Magistrates of the Roman Republic (American Philological Association, 1951, 1986), vol. 1, p. 272. Unless otherwise noted, citations of ancient sources are those of Broughton.
  2. ^ Livy 24.43.6–8.
  3. ^ Livy 24.47.12–13; Broughton, MRR1, p. 263.
  4. ^ Livy 26.1.1 and 22.1–2.
  5. ^ Broughton, MRR1, p. 272.
  6. ^ Livy 26.28.9 and 27.1.1.
  7. ^ Livy 27.1.4–15, 7.12, and 28.28.12; Frontinus, Stratagems 2.5.21; Silius Italicus 17.304; Plutarch, Life of Marcellus 24; Appian, Hannibalic Wars 48; Eutropius 3.14; Orosius 4.18.3.
Political offices
Preceded by Roman consul
211 BC
with Publius Sulpicius Galba Maximus
Succeeded by