Aulus Cornelius Cossus (Consul 428 BC)
He was 437 BC BC military tribune and 428 BC Chr. Consul . Cossus became famous because he killed the Etruscan king Lars Tolumnius in a duel during the war against Veii . He brought the armor he captured as spolia opima to Iuppiter Feretrius . After Romulus, Cornelius Cossus was the second Roman to consecrate a spolia opima . In 426 Cossus was again a military tribune. Around 430 to 420 BC. He was Pontifex Maximus . It is unclear whether Cossus is a historical or mythological figure and the year of the event and the office of Cossus were disputed even in ancient times. The story gained importance especially in the Augustan period.
- T. Robert S. Broughton : The Magistrates Of The Roman Republic. Volume 1: 509 BC - 100 BC (= Philological Monographs. Vol. 15, Part 1, ). American Philological Association, New York NY 1951, pp. 59 and 65 f., (Unchanged reprint 1968).
- Friedrich Münzer : Cornelius 112). In: Paulys Realencyclopadie der classical antiquity . Volume 4, 1st half volume: Claudius mons - Cornificius . (RE IV, 1) JB Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung, Stuttgart 1900, Sp. 1289–1292.
- T. Robert S. Broughton: The Magistrates of the Roman Republic. Volume 1. 1951, to 437 BC See p. 59, to 428 BC. Chr. See p. 65 f.
- Sources including Titus Livius 4.19 f.
|SURNAME||Cornelius Cossus, Aulus|
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Cossus, Aulus Cornelius|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Roman consul 428 BC Chr.|
|DATE OF BIRTH||5th century BC Chr.|
|DATE OF DEATH||5th century BC BC or 4th century BC Chr.|