Lupus was a member of the Lentuli branch of the gens Cornelia, an elite patrician family. The Latin author Lucilius criticizes Lupus for a decadent and corrupt lifestyle. Lupus was a member of the priestly college decemviri sacris faciundis. He was charged with extortion, yet still became censor in 147 BC. From 131 to 125 BC he was the princeps senatus.
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