Quintus Marcius Rex (consul 118 BC)
Quintus Marcius Rex was a member of the Marcii Reges, the family founded by the Roman King Ancus Marcius. His father Quintus Marcius Rex, the praetor in 144 BC, built the Aqua Marcia aqueduct, the longest aqueduct of ancient Rome. The aqueduct was known for its water purity and its cold temperature.
Marcius carried on a war against the Stoeni, a Ligurian people at the foot of the Alps, and obtained a triumph in the following year on account of his victories over them. During his consulship in 118 BC, Marcius lost his only son, a youth of great promise, but had such mastery over his feelings as to meet the senate on the day of his son's burial, and perform his regular official duties.
This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Smith, William, ed. (1870). "Rex, Marcius (4)". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. 3. p. 646.
Lucius Aurelius Cotta and Lucius Caecilius Metellus Dalmaticus
| Consul of the Roman Republic
with Marcus Porcius Cato
Lucius Caecilius Metellus Diadematus and Quintus Mucius Scaevola