1. P. Sulpicius
Saverrio, consul B. C. 304, with P. Sempronius Sophus.
According to the Triumphal Fasti, Saverrio triumphed in this year over the Samnites; but this appears to be an error, since Livy relates that, though Saverrio remained in Samnium with a small army, all hostilities were suspended, while negotiations were carried on for a peace. Towards the end of the year the peace was concluded. Livy says that the ancient alliance was restored to the Samnites; but Niebuhr points out that this is a mistake, and directs attention to the statement of Dionysius, that, in the treaty which was made, the Samnites acknowledged the supremacy of Rome. In B. C. 229 Saverrio was censor with Sempronius Sophus, his former colleague in the consulship.
In their censorship two new tribes were formed, the Aniensis and Terentina. (Liv. 9.49
; Dionys. Exc. Legat.
p. 2331, ed. Reiske; Niebuhr, Hist. of Rome,
vol. iii. pp. 258, 259.)