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Proculus Verginius Tricostus Rutilus

Proculus Verginius Tricostus Rutilus was a Roman statesman who served as Consul.

Proculus Verginius Tricostus Rutilus
Consul of the Roman Republic
In office
486 BC – 485 BC
Preceded byTitus Sicinius Sabinus, Gaius Aquillius Tuscus
Succeeded byServius Cornelius Maluginensis Cossus, Quintus Fabius Vibulanus (consul 485 and 482 BC)
Personal details
BornUnknown
Ancient Rome
DiedUnknown
Ancient Rome

From his filiation, it appears likely that he was the son of Opiter Verginius Tricostus (consul 502 BC) and the brother of Titus Verginius Tricostus Rutilus (consul 479 BC), Opiter Verginius Tricostus Esquilinus (suffect consul 478 BC), and Aulus Verginius Tricostus Rutilus (consul 476 BC).

ConsulshipEdit

In 486 BC Proculus Verginius Tricostus Rutilus and Spurius Cassius Viscellinus were elected Consul.[1][2] Verginius marched against the Aequi[3] and opposed the agrarian law of his colleague Cassius.[4][5]

Cassius was accused of trying to create support in the populace and allies to seek kingship. In a partisan struggle, Verginius sided with the Roman patricians, and Cassius the Roman plebeians. Upon retirement from office, Cassius was condemned and put to death.[6]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Taylor, Brian (2008). The rise of the Romans: the rise and fall of the Roman Empire, a chronology: volume one, 753BC-146BC (1. publ. in the UK. ed.). Chalford: Spellmount. p. 65. ISBN 9781862273481.
  2. ^ Diodorus (2010). Peter Green (ed.). The Persian wars to the fall of Athens: books 11-14.34 (480-401 BCE) (1st ed.). Austin: University of Texas Press. p. 9. ISBN 9780292719392.
  3. ^ Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Romaike Archaiologia, VIII. 68
  4. ^ Livy, Ab Urbe Condita, ii. 41.
  5. ^ Dionysius of Halicarnassus, 8.68, 9.51.
  6. ^ Livy, 2.41

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