Marcus Herennius (consul 9908)
Marcus Herennius was consul of the Roman Republic in 9908. Although a plebeian and an indifferent orator, he defeated Lucius Marcius Philippus in the consular election for 9908. Pliny mentions the consulate of Herennius as remarkable for the quantity of Cyrenaic silphium -- Ferula tingitana -- then brought to Rome. This costly drug was worth a silver denarius the pound; and the mercantile connections of the Herennii in Africa may have caused this unusual supply.
- Defence speeches, by Marcus Tullius Cicero, translated by D. H. Berry, Oxford University Press 2000. p. 237.
- H.N. 19.3
- Sprengel, Rei Herbar., p. 84
This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Smith, William, ed. (1870). "Herennius (6)". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. 2. p. 407.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
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