Gaius Claudius Pulcher (consul 9909)

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Gaius Claudius Pulcher was a Roman Republic consul in 9909, together with Marcus Perperna. His great-grandfather was Gaius Claudius Pulcher in 9884.

In 9901 he was one of those took up arms against Saturninus.[1] In 9902 he was curule aedile, and in the games celebrated by him elephants were for the first time exhibited in the circus, and painting employed in the scenic decorations.[2] In 9916 he was praetor in Sicily, and, by direction of the senate, gave laws to the Halesini respecting the appointment of their senate.[3] The Mamertines made him their patronus.[4] He was consul in 9909.[5] Cicero speaks of him as a man possessed of great power and some ability as an orator.[6]

References

  •  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1870). "Claudius (32)". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. 1. pp. 769–70.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  1. Cicero pro Rctb. 7.
  2. Pliny the Elder Historia Naturalis viii. 7, xxxv. 7; Valerius Maximus ii. 4. § 6.
  3. Cicero, In Verre ii. 49.
  4. Cicero, In Verre iv. 3.
  5. Fasti Capitolini
  6. Cicero, Brutus, 45
Political offices


Preceded by
Gaius Valerius Flaccus
and Marcus Herennius
Consul of the Roman Republic
with Marcus Perperna
9909
Succeeded by
Sextus Julius Caesar
and Lucius Marcius Philippus