4. Q. Marcius
Rex, Q. F. Q. N., consul B. C. 118, with M. Porcius Cato.
The colony of Narbo Martius in Gaul was founded in this year. Marcius carried on war against the Stoeni, a Ligurian people at the foot of the Alps, and obtained a triumph in the following year on account of his victories over them. Marcius lost during his consulship his only son, a youth of great promise, but had such mastery over his feelings as to meet the senate on the day of his son's burial, and perform his regular official duties (Plin. Nat. 2.31
; Gel. 13.19
; Liv. Epit. 62
; Oros. 5.14
; Fasti Capit. ; V. Max. 5.10.3
The sister of this Marcius Rex married C. Julius Caesar, the grandfather of the dictator. [MARCIA, No. 2.]