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Lucius Caecilius Metellus Denter Denter

Male - Yes, date unknown

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  • Name Lucius Caecilius Metellus Denter Denter 
    Gender Male 
    Acceded 284 B.C. 
    • consul in 284 BC

      A consul was the highest elected political office of the Roman Republic , and the consulship was considered the highest level of the «i»cursus honorum «/i» (the sequential order of public offices through which aspiring politicians sought to ascend).
      Each year, two consuls were elected together, to serve for a one-year term. The consuls alternated in holding imperium each month, and a consul's imperium extended over Rome, Italy, and the provinces. However, after the establishment of the Empire, the consuls were merely a figurative representative of Rome's republican heritage and held very little power and authority, with the Emperor acting as the supreme leader.
    Died Yes, date unknown 

      Lucius Caecilius Metellus Denter was consul in 284 BC, and praetor the year after. In this capacity he fell in the war against the Senones , and was succeeded by Manius Curius Dentatus .
      Fischer, in his «i»Römische Zeittafeln«/i», has him as praetor and also dying in 285 BC, and in the year following he has him again as consul. Drumann denies the identity of the consul and the praetor, on the ground that it was not customary for a person to hold the praetorship the year after his consulship; but examples of such a mode of proceeding do occur, so Drumann's objection fails.
      Denter may have been the father of Lucius Caecilius Metellus , consul in 251 and 247 BC. The latter's filiation is given as "L. f. C. n.", the son of Lucius and grandson of Gaius. In this case, Denter's father would have been Gaius Caecilius Metellus. An alternative hypothesis makes him the son or nephew of a Quintus Caecilius , supposedly tribune of the plebs in 316 BC. No corresponding individual appears in «i»The Magistrates of the Roman Republic«/i», or in the «i»Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology «/i»
    Person ID I66668  Glenn Cook Family
    Last Modified 17 Apr 2015 

    Family Barsine, of Macedonia,   d. Yes, date unknown 
     1. Caecilia Metella Macedonica,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 17 Apr 2015 
    Family ID F551619497  Group Sheet