1. Q. Aemilius
Barbula, Q. F. L. N., consul in B. C. 317, in which year a treaty was made with the Apulian Teates, Nerulum taken by Barbula, and Apulia entirely subdued. (Liv. 9.20
; Diod. 19.17
.) Barbula was consul again in 311, and had the conduct of the war against the Etruscans, with whom he fought an indecisive battle according to Livy. (9.30-32; Diod. 20.3
.) The Fasti, however, assign him a triumph over the Etruscans, but this Niebuhr (Rom. Hist.
iii. p. 278) thinks to have been an invention of the family, more especially as the next campaign against the Etruscans was not opened as if the Romans had been previously conquerors.