Lucius Valerius Flaccus (consul 261 BC)

Lucius Valerius Flaccus was a consul of the Roman Republic in 261 BC with Titus Otacilius Crassus. He was possibly the ancestor of all later consuls by that name, since he marks the first appearance of a Lucius Valerius Flaccus on the list of consuls.[1]
He and his consular colleague waged war in Sicily.[2] During his consulship the first Roman fleet of war boats were created after Carthaginian example. In 260, this fleet was ready. [3]


  1. ^ A Lucius Valerius Flaccus had been magister equitum in 321 BC (Livy 8.18.13), but nothing else is known of the man.
  2. ^ Polybius 1.20.3–7, cf. Diodorus Siculus 23.9; Frontinus, Stratagems 3.16.3; Zonaras 8.10, as cited by T.R.S. Broughton, The Magistrates of the Roman Republic (American Philological Association, 1951, 1986), vol. 1, p. 204.
  3. ^ Polybius 1.20-21
Political offices
Preceded by Consul of the Roman Republic
261 BC
With: Titus Otacilius Crassus
Succeeded by