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Sextus Furius Medullinus (consul 488 BC)

Sextus Furius Medullinus (sometimes Sextus Furius Medullinus Fusus) was a Roman consul in 488 BC, serving together with Spurius Nautius Rutilus.

Sextus Furius Medullinus
Consul of the Roman Republic
In office
488 BC – 487 BC
Preceded byGaius Julius Iulus (consul 489 BC),Publius Pinarius Mamercinus Rufus
Succeeded byTitus Sicinius Sabinus,Gaius Aquillius Tuscus
Personal details
BornUnknown
Ancient Rome
DiedUnknown
Ancient Rome

During their consulship Rome was besieged by an army of the Volsci led by Gaius Marcius Coriolanus and Attius Tullus Aufidius. [1]

The consuls readied the defences of the city, but the plebeians implored them to sue for peace. The senate sent envoys to Coriolanus to seek peace, but without success; however, soon afterwards his mother Veturia and his wife Volumnia convinced Coriolanus to break off the siege, and the war was ended.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Livy, Ab urbe condita, 2.39
  2. ^ Livy, 2.39-40
Political offices
Preceded by
Gaius Julius Iulus and
Publius Pinarius Mamercinus Rufus
Consul of the Roman Republic
with Spurius Nautius Rutilus

488 BC
Succeeded by
Titus Sicinius Sabinus and
Titus Geganius Macerinus