Aulus Cornelius Cossus Arvina

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Aulus Cornelius Cossus Arvina was a Roman senator and politician from the Gens Cornelia .

According to literary tradition, Arvina was 353 and 349 BC. Chr. MA equitum and 343 along with Marcus Valerius Corvus first consul . During the first Samnite War he is said to have been saved on the verge of defeat by the personal sacrifice of Publius Decius Mus and then to have won a victory over the Samnites , for which he was honored with a triumph - 332 BC. A second consulate followed on the side of Gnaeus Domitius Calvinus , 322 BC. A dictatorship in which he allegedly once again conquered and triumphed over the Samnites, which, however, was undoubtedly a later invention. 320 BC He became fetialis . The person of Arvina and his deeds may also be an annalistic invention.


  1. Livy 7, 32-38.