Lucius Valerius Poplicola Potitus

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Lucius Valerius Poplicola Potitus was one of the two Roman consuls who, according to tradition, lived in 449 BC. Have replaced the Decemviri . The other is said to have been Marcus Horatius Barbatus .

The two are traditionally viewed as the patricians who brought about the reconciliation with the plebeians , although their historical existence is in doubt. The laws that are ascribed to them are either pre-dated or later, for example the Lex Hortensia from around 287 BC. BC, with the plebiscites became law. There are numerous reasons for the consul couple from 449 BC. Was added later.


Individual evidence

  1. ^ T. Robert S. Broughton : The Magistrates Of The Roman Republic. Vol. 1: 509 BC-100 BC Case Western Reserve University Press, Cleveland, Ohio 1951. Reprinted unchanged 1968. (Philological Monographs. Ed. Of the American Philological Association. Vol. 15, Part 1), pp. 47-50.
  2. Titus Livius 3, 55, 1-5.
  3. ^ Robert Werner : The beginning of the Roman republic. Historical-chronological studies of the early days of the libera res publica . R. Oldenbourg Verlag, Munich, Vienna 1963, pp. 272f.