Publius Palpellius Clodius Quirinalis

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Publius Palpellius Clodius Quirinalis (full name form Publius Palpellius Publi filius Maecia Clodius Quirinalis ) was a member of the Roman knighthood ( Eques ) living in the 1st century AD . Through an inscription that was found in Tergeste and which is dated to 50/56 AD, individual stations of his career are known.

Quirinalis had that of Primus Pilus in the Legio XX recorded in the inscription as the first position of his military career . He was then accepted into the knighthood and promoted to the Tribunus militum in Legio VII Claudia pia fidelis ; he must have started service in VII Claudia after 42, as the Legion received the pia fidelis award that year as a result of the uprising of Lucius Arruntius Camillus Scribonianus . Quirinalis then became Augusti procurator and prefect of the fleet. He is mentioned by Tacitus in the annals ; it shows that he was prefect of the Roman fleet stationed in Ravenna and that he committed suicide in 56.

Quirinalis was adopted by a Publius Palpellius , was enrolled in the Maecia tribe and probably came from Istria . An (incompletely preserved) inscription with his career was found in Altinum . Another inscription from Tergeste lists a Publius Clodius Quirinalis who was a soldier in the Legio XV Apollinaris ; possibly he was the father of Quirinalis.


  • Ségolène Demougin: Prosopographie des Chevaliers Romains Julio-Claudiens (43 av. J.–C. - 70 ap. J.–C.) , Collection de l'École Francaise de Rome 153, 1992, ISSN  0223-5099 , ISBN 2- 7283-0248-7 ( online ).
  • Hans-Georg Pflaum : Les carrières procuratoriennes équestres sous le Haut-Empire Romain , Paris 1960, volume 1.

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Individual evidence

  1. Inscription from Tergeste ( CIL 5, 533 ).
  2. ^ Tacitus , Annalen , XIII, 30 ( online ).
  3. a b Hans-Georg Pflaum , Les Carrières, pp. 68–69, No. 28.
  4. a b Ségolène Demougin, Prosopographie, pp. 437–439, no. 526.
  5. ^ Inscription from Altinum ( Pais 00474 ).
  6. Inscription from Tergeste ( CIL 5, 540 ).