Gnaeus Cornelius Blasio (Consul)

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Gnaeus Cornelius Blasio was a Roman senator and politician. He belonged to the important Cornelier family .

In 270 BC Blasio held the Roman consulate at the side of Gaius Genucius Clepsina , who was consul for the second time . As consul he triumphed over the city of Rhegion according to the acts of triumph and was honored with a triumph for it . The ancient writers Orosius and Dionysios of Halicarnassus , on the other hand, attribute the victory in Rhegion to his colleague Clepsina. 265 BC He became at the side of Gaius Marcius Rutilus Censorinus Censor . 257 BC Together with Gaius Atilius Regulus he became consul a second time.

Individual evidence

  1. Orosius, Historae adversus paganos 4,3,5; Dionysius of Halicarnassus 20,16,1. See Paulus Orosius: The ancient world history from a Christian perspective. Translated and explained by Adolf Lippold , introduced by Carl Andresen . Volume 1, Artemis-Verlag, Zurich / Munich 1985, ISBN 3-7608-3667-4 , p. 288, note on Orosius 4,3,5.
  2. For his offices see: T. Robert S. Broughton : The Magistrates Of The Roman Republic. Volume 1: 509 BC - 100 BC (= Philological Monographs. Volume 15, Part 1, ZDB -ID 418575-4 ). American Philological Association, New York NY 1951, pp. 198, pp. 202, pp. 207 f. (unaltered reprint 1968).