Lucius Veturius Philo (consul 220 BC)

Lucius Veturius Philo (d. 210 BC) was a Roman statesman who served as consul in 220 BC, dictator in 217 BC (during the Second Punic War), and censor (magistrate in charge of the census and other matters) in 210 BC. Irregularities were found in his appointment as dictator and he resigned after fourteen days.[1][2] He was a member of the gens Veturia.

Lucius Veturius Philo
Consul of the Roman Republic
In office
220 BC
Preceded byPublius Cornelius Scipio Asina and Marcus Minucius Rufus
Succeeded byLucius Aemilius Paullus and Marcus Livius Salinator
Dictator of the Roman Republic
In office
217 BC
Censor of the Roman Republic
In office
210 BC

He was the father of another Lucius Veturius Philo, who served as consul in 206 BC (and praetor peregrinus in 209, assigned the province of Gaul).[3][4]

Philo died in 210 BC, while serving as censor, before he had the chance to enter the senate or "transact any public business whatsoever". The other censor, Publius Licinius Crassus, immediately resigned the censorship upon the death of his colleague.[5][6]


  1. ^ Livy (2006). Ab Urbe Condita Libri. Oxford: Oxford University Press. p. 103.
  2. ^ Kaplan, Arthur (1977). Dictatorships and ultimate decrees in the early Roman Republic, 501-202 B.C. Studies in classical civilization. New York: Revisionist Press. p. 123. ISBN 978-0-87700-251-2.
  3. ^ Livy, 27.6
  4. ^ Livy, 27.10
  5. ^ "Fasti Capitolini (1) - translation". Retrieved 2021-04-15.
  6. ^ Livy. From the Founding of the City.
Political offices
Preceded by Roman consul
220 BC
With: Gaius Lutatius Catulus
Succeeded by
Preceded by Roman censor
210 BC
With: Publius Licinius Crassus Dives
Succeeded by