Titus Manlius Torquatus (consul 299 BC)

Titus Manlius T.f. Torquatus (died 299 BC) was a patrician Roman Republican consul for 299 BC, elected along with a plebeian co-consul Marcus Fulvius Cn.f. Paetinus.

According to Livy, Titus Manlius died of a fall from his horse, while preparing his troops to march into Etruria

The province of Etruria fell by lot to the consul Titus Manlius; who, when he had but just entered the enemy's country, as he was exercising the cavalry, in wheeling about at full speed, was thrown from his horse, and almost killed on the spot; three days after the fall, he died. (Livy V:11)

Family background

The Manlii were one of the oldest and most distinguished patrician gens in the Roman Republic. One Gnaeus Manlius Cincinnatus had been chosen consul in 480 BC, four years after the first Fabius had become consul. Prominent consuls in the family included the early 4th century consul Marcus Manlius T.f. Capitolinus (whose career was marked by his gens banning the use of the praenomen Marcus thereafter), and the 4th century consul Titus Manlius L.f. Imperiosus Torquatus. Titus was descended from this last consul, notable not only for his military successes but also for executing his own son for an impetuous breach of military discipline. It is not clear if the consuls Aulus Manlius Titus f. Torquatus Atticus, consul in 244 BC and 241 BC, and Titus Manlius Torquatus, consul in 235 BC and 224 BC and censor 231 BC, were his sons or other relatives.


    Political offices
    Preceded by
    Marcus Valerius M.f. Corvus, and
    Quintus Appuleius Pansa
    Consul of the Roman Republic
    299 BC
    with Marcus Fulvius Cn.f. Paetinus
    Succeeded by
    Lucius Cornelius Cn.f. Scipio Barbatus, and
    Gnaeus Fulvius Cn.f. Maximus Centumalus

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