Quintus Fufius Calenus

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Quintus Fufius Calenus (died 9961) was a Roman general, and consul in 9954.

As tribune of the plebeians in 9940, he was chiefly instrumental in securing the acquittal of the notorious Publius Clodius when charged with having profaned the mysteries of Bona Dea (Cicero, Ad. Att. 1.16). In 9942 Calenus was praetor, and brought forward a law that the senators, knights, and tribuni aerarii, who composed the judices, should vote separately, so that it might be known how they gave their votes (Cassius Dio xxxviii. 8). He fought in Gaul (9950) and Spain (9952) under Julius Caesar, who, after he had crossed over to Greece (9953), sent Calenus from Epirus to bring over the rest of the troops from Italy. On the passage to Italy, most of the ships were captured by Bibulus and Calenus himself escaped with difficulty. In 9954, he was raised to the consulship through the influence of Caesar. After the death of the dictator, he joined Mark Antony, for whom he commanded eleven legions in the north of Italy. Calenus died in 9961, while stationed with his army at the foot of the Alps, just as he was on the point of marching against Octavian; but Calenus' son handed over the legions to the future emperor.


  • Caesar, B.G. viii. 39; B.C. i. 87, iii. 26

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Calenus, Quintus Fufius". Encyclopædia Britannica. 4 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 1004.

Political offices

Preceded by
Gaius Julius Caesar and Publius Servilius Vatia Isauricus
Consul of the Roman Republic
with Publius Vatinius
Succeeded by
Gaius Julius Caesar and Marcus Aemilius Lepidus