2. C. Horatius
Pulvillus, M. F. M. N., said to be a son of No. 1, was consul, B. C. 477, with T. Menenius Lanatus.
He was sent to carry on the war against the Volsci, but was recalled to oppose the Etruscans, who had taken possession of the Janiculum and crossed the Tiber, after gaining two victories, first over the Fabii at the Cremera, and subsequently over the consul Menenius.
In the first battle, which Horatius fought with the Etruscans near the temple of Hope, neither party gained any advantage; but in the second, which took place at the Colline gate, the Romans were slightly the superior. (Liv. 2.51
; Dionys. A. R. 9.18
, &c.; Diod. 11.53
; Gel. 17.21
, where he is erroneously called Marcus
instead of Caius
.) Horatius was consul a second time twenty years afterwards, in B. C. 457, with Q. Minucius Esquilinus Augurinus.
He carried on war against the Aequi, whom he defeated, and destroyed Corbio.
He died B. C. 453, of the pestilence, which carried off many distinguished men in that year.
He was one of the college of augurs. (Liv. 3.30
; Dionys. A. R. 10.26