Pate'rculus, C. Sulpi'cius
consul B. C. 258 with A. Atilius Calatinus in the first Punic war. (Pol. 1.24.)
He obtained Sicily as his province, together with his colleague Atilius, but the latter took the chief management of the war, and is therefore spoken of by some writers as the sole commander in Sicily. Paterculus nevertheless obtained a triumph on his return to Rome, as we learn from the triumphal Fasti.
The history of the consulship of Paterculus and his colleague is given under CALATINUS.