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Cn. Manlius Vulso

1. (CN. ?) MANLIUS VULSO, consul B. C. 474 with L. Furius Medullinus Fusus, marched against the Veientes, and concluded a forty years' truce with them without fighting, in consequence of which he obtained the honour of an ovation on his return to Rome.

In the following year (B. C. 473) Manlius Vulso and his colleague were accused by the tribune Cn. Genucius, because they had not carried into effect the agrarian law of Sp. Cassius Viscellinus ; but the accusation fell to the ground in consequence of the assassination of Genucius. (Dionys. A. R. 9.36-38; Liv. 2.54; comp. [GENUCIUS, No. 2.]) In Livy the praenomen of Manlius Vulso is Caius, but most modern writers give him the praenomen of Aulus, and suppose him to be the same as the decemvir [No. 2], who is called Aulus in the Capitoline Fasti. But since No. 4, who is represented as the son of No. 2, was consular tribune for the third time as late as B. C. 397, we can hardly suppose that Nos. 1 and 2 are the same person, since in that case the son would have held the consular tribunate 77 years after the consulship of his father. We may therefore conclude that the consul of B. C. 474 was the grandfather, and the decemvir the father of Nos. 3 and 4. If so the praenomen of the consul would be Cneius, as the decemvir is called in the Capitoline Fasti Cn. f. P. n.

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