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Titus Veturius Calvinus was a Roman statesman, who held the consulship in 334 and 321 BC, the latter year during the Second Samnite War.

As consul in 321, Calvinus and the other consul, Spurius Postumius Albinus, were defeated by the Samnites at the Battle of the Caudine Forks where they were cornered in a mountain pass and forced to surrender, after which their army was forced to "march under the yoke," a symbolic gesture of submission to an enemy. [1] After returning to Rome, Postumius suggested that the consuls be handed over to the Samnites for having made a disgraceful peace with them, but the Samnites rejected this offer. [2]

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References

  1. Livy, Ab Urbe Condita, 9.1-6; Appian, History or Rome, cited in Constantine Porphyrogenitus, The Embassies, §5.
  2. Livy, Periochae, 9.1.
Preceded by
Consul of the Roman Republic
with Spurius Postumius Albinus
334 BC
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Consul of the Roman Republic
with Spurius Postumius Albinus II
321 BC
Succeeded by