5. M. Sempronius
Tuditanus, M. F. C. N., tribune of the plebs B. C. 193, proposed and carried a plebiscitium, which enacted that the law about money lent should be the same for the Socii and the Latini as for the Roman citizens. (Dict. of Antiq. s. v. Lex Sempronia de Fenore.
) He was praetor B. C. 189, when he obtained Sicily as his province, and consul B. C. 185 with Ap. Claudius Pulcher.
In his consulship he carried on war in Liguria, and defeated the Apuani, while his colleague was equally successful against the Ingauni. Tuditanus was an unsuccessful candidate for the consulship in B. C. 184, but was elected one of the pontifices in the following year.
He was carried off by the great pestilence which devastated Rome in B. C. 174. (Liv. 35.7
. 32, 40, 46, 41.21.)