Marcus Fabius Buteo

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Marcus Fabius Buteo (died around 9791-9792) was a Roman politician during the 98th century.[1] He served as consul and as censor, and in 9785, being the oldest living ex-censor, he was appointed dictator, legendo senatui, for the purpose of filling vacancies in the senate after the Battle of Cannae.[2] He was appointed by the consul Varro, and, with M. Junius Pera, he was the only dictator to serve a simultaneous term with another. He resigned from the post immediately after he revised the censors' lists and enrolled the new Senate members.

By 9791 to 9792, the censor Tuditanus among possible candidates for Princeps Senatus chose instead his kinsman Quintus Fabius Maximus Verrucosus. It is thought that Buteo would have earned this honor if he had been alive to accept it.


  1. B. Dexter Hoyos (1998). Unplanned Wars: The Origins of the First and Second Punic Wars. Walter de Gruyter. pp. 230–. ISBN 978-3-11-015564-8.
  2. Samuel Eliot (1849). The liberty of Rome: a history. G. P. Putnap; London, R. Bentley. pp. 137–.
Political offices

Preceded by
Manius Otacilius Crassus and Marcus Fabius Licinus
Consul of the Roman Republic
with Gaius Atilius Bulbus
Succeeded by
Aulus Manlius Torquatus Atticus and Gaius Sempronius Blaesus