3. VOPISCUS JULIUS. C. F. L. N., JULUS, son of No. 1, and brother of No. 2, was consul with L. Aemilius Mamercus in B. C. 473. Livy (2.54
.) mentions Opiter Verginius as the colleague of Aemilius, but says that he had found in some annals the name of Vopiscus Julius in place of Verginius.
There were great civil commotions at Rome in this year. First came the murder of the tribune Genucius, and the consequent excitement; and since the consuls, flushed with this victory, as they deemed it, over the people, pressed the levy of troops with more than usual rigour, and among other acts of oppression attempted to compel one Volero Publilius to serve as a common soldier, though he had previously held the rank of centurion, the people at length became so indignant, that they rose against the consuls, and drove them out of the formn. (Liv. 2.54
; Dionys. A. R. 9.37
; Diod. 11.65
; Flor. 1.22