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Lucius Aebutius Elva (died 463 BC), son of Titus Aebutius Elva, was consul in 463 with Publius Servilius Priscus.[1]

During their year of office, Rome was swept by a great plague. News arrived from the Hernici that a force of Aequi and Volsci was advancing toward their territory, but the Romans were unable to field an army to assist their allies, or even defend their own territory. The consul Aebutius had died, and Servilius was on his deathbed. The invaders overwhelmed the Hernici and moved unopposed toward Rome, but, finding nothing worth plundering, they retreated. A force of Latins and Hernici came upon them in the Alban Hills, and suffered heavy losses in the ensuing battle.[2][3][4][5]

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  1. ^ Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, William Smith, Editor
  2. ^ Titus Livius, Ab Urbe Condita, 3.6, 7.
  3. ^ Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Romaike Archaiologia, ix. 67.
  4. ^ Diodorus Siculus, Bibliotheca Historica, xi. 79.
  5. ^ Paulus Orosius, Historiarum Adversum Paganos Libri VII, ii. 12.

  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1870). "Elva (2)". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. 2. p. 11.

Political offices
Preceded by
Aulus Postumius Albus Regillensis
Spurius Furius Medullinus Fusus
Consul of the Roman Republic
with Publius Servilius Priscus
463 BC
Succeeded by
Lucius Lucretius Tricipitinus
Titus Veturius Geminus Cicurinus