1. C. Marcius
Figulus, C. F. Q. N., consul in B. C. 162. During the comitia for his election the leader of the centuria praerogativa died, and the haruspices declared the election void. Tib. Sempronius Gracchus, however, the consul who presided at the comitia, maintained their validity, and Figulus departed to his province, Cisalpine Gaul.
But afterwards Gracchus wrote to the senate that he had himself committed an error in taking the auspices, and Figulusresigned the consulship. (Cic. de Nat. Deor.
2.4, de Divin.
2.35, ad Q. Frat.
2.2; V. Max. 1.1.3
; Plut. Marc. 5
; Jul. Obseq. 74; Fast. Cap.) Figulus was again consul in B. C. 156. His province was the war with the Dalmatae in Illyricum.
At first he allowed his camp to be forced by the Dalmatae, but afterwards, in a winter campaign, he successively took their smaller towns, and finally their capital, Delminium. (Plb. 32.24
; Appian, App. Ill. 11
; Liv. Epit.
xlvii.; Florus, 4.12