Gnaeus Manlius Vulso
|Consul of the Roman Republic|
474 BC –473 BC
Servingwith Lucius Furius Medullinus (consul 474 BC)
|Preceded by||Publius Valerius Poplicola (consul 475 BC), Gaius Nautius Rutilus|
|Succeeded by||Lucius Aemilius Mamercus, Vopiscus Julius Iulus|
Gnaeus Manlius Vulso was Roman consul in 474 BC with Lucius Furius Medullinus Fusus.
A consul held the highest elected political office of the Roman Republic, and ancient Romans considered the consulship the highest level of the cursus honorum.
Lucius Furius Medullinus Fusus was a Roman politician in the 5th century BC, and consul in 474 BC.
The historian Livy calls him Gaius.Most modern writers refer to him as Aulus, assuming that he is the same person as the decemvir of 451 BC, who is called Aulus in the Fasti Capitolini . However, the chronology of this family makes this extremely improbable, leading to the conclusion that he was in fact Gnaeus, the father of the decemvir. The praenomina Gnaeus and Gaius were often confused in early records, which would account for the appearance of that name in Livy's history.
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The Fasti Capitolini, or Capitoline Fasti, are a list of the chief magistrates of the Roman Republic, extending from the early fifth century BC down to the reign of Augustus, the first Roman emperor. Together with similar lists found at Rome and elsewhere, they form part of a chronology referred to as the Fasti Annales, Fasti Consulares, or Consular Fasti, or occasionally just the fasti.
His father's name was Gaius (or Gnaeus), and his grandfather's Publius.
In his consulship, Manlius was assigned the war against Veii. The Veientes sued for peace, which the Romans accepted. Upon the Veientes giving tribute of corn and money for the Roman troops, a truce of forty years was agreed. As a consequence Manlius gained the honour of an ovation on his return to Rome,which he celebrated on 15 March 474 BC.
The ovation was a form of the Roman triumph. Ovations were granted when war was not declared between enemies on the level of nations or states; when an enemy was considered basely inferior ; or when the general conflict was resolved with little or no danger to the army itself.
In the following year, Manlius and his colleague were brought to trial by the tribune Gnaeus Genucius for failing to appoint the decemvirs to allocate the public lands. However, on the day of the trial Genucius was found dead, and as a consequence the charges were dismissed.
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Publius Valerius Poplicola,
and Gaius Nautius Rutilus
| Consul of the Roman Republic |
with Lucius Furius Medullinus Fusus
Lucius Aemilius Mamercus,
and Vopiscus Julius Iulus