3. M'. Juventius
Thalna, L. F. T. N., son of No. 2, was tribune of the plebs B. C. 170, when, in conjunction with his colleague Cn. Aufidius, he accused the praetor C. Lucretius, on account of his tyrannical and oppressive conduct in Greece.
He was praetor in B. C. 167, and obtained the jurisdictio inter peregrinos; and in this year he proposed to the people, without previously consulting the senate, that war should be declared against the Rhodians, in hopes of obtaining the command himself. His proposition was vehemently opposed by the tribunes M. Antonius and M. Pomponius.
He was consul in B. C. 163, with Ti. Sempronius Gracchus, and carried on war against the Corsicans, whom he subdued.
The senate in consequence voted him the honour of a thanksgiving; and he was so overcome with joy at the intelligence, which he received as he was offering a sacrifice, that he dropt down dead on the spot. (Liv. 43.8
; Fasti Capitol.; Obseq. 73; Titulius Terent. Heautont. ; V. Max. 9.12.3
; Plin. Nat. 7.53