Valerii Valeria Messalina, Gaius Valerius Flaccus, Lucius Valerius Flaccus, Publius Valerius Publicola, Marcus Valerius Messalla Corvinus
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 24. Chapters: Gaius Valerius Flaccus (consul), Lucius Valerius Claudius Acilius Priscillianus Maximus, Lucius Valerius Claudius Poplicola Balbinus Maximus, Lucius Valerius Flaccus, Lucius Valerius Flaccus (consul 195 BC), Lucius Valerius Flaccus (consul 261 BC), Lucius Valerius Flaccus (princeps senatus 86 BC), Lucius Valerius Flaccus (suffect consul 86 BC), Lucius Valerius Messalla Apollinaris, Lucius Valerius Messalla Thrasea Priscus, Lucius Valerius Potitus, Lucius Valerius Septimius Bassus, Manius Valerius Maximus Corvinus Messalla, Marcus Valerius Corvus, Marcus Valerius Messala Corvinus (consul 58), Marcus Valerius Messalla (consul 161 BC), Marcus Valerius Messalla (consul 188 BC), Marcus Valerius Messalla (consul 226 BC), Marcus Valerius Messalla Barbatus, Marcus Valerius Messalla Corvinus, Marcus Valerius Messalla Messallinus, Marcus Valerius Messalla Niger, Marcus Valerius Messalla Rufus, Marcus Valerius Volusus, Messalla (Consul 280), Publius Valerius Laevinus, Publius Valerius Publicola, Valeria Messalina, Valerius Adelphius Bassus, Valerius Maximus (consul 327), Valerius Maximus Basilius, Valerius Maximus Basilius (urban prefect 319), Volesus. Excerpt: Gaius Valerius Flaccus (fl. early 1st century BC) was a consul of the Roman Republic in 93 BC and a provincial governor in the late-90s and throughout the 80s. He is notable for his balanced stance during the Sullan civil wars, the longevity of his term as governor, and his efforts to extend citizenship to non-Romans. Valerius Flaccus was praetor sometime before 95 BC, most probably in 96. An inscription from Claros indicates that following his praetorship and before 95 he held a promagisterial command in the Roman province of Asia. Both he and his brother Lucius, who was a governor of Asia in the late 90s and again for 85, are honored as patrons of the city of Colophon in Lydia. The two are the first Roman governors known to be addressed as patrons of a free city, a practice that became common in the 60s BC. Flaccus may have been a candidate for the consulship of 94, losing to the novus homo C. Coelius Caldus, who is said to have run against two highly distinguished nobiles and beaten one of them. It was not unusual for a defeated candidate to run again the following year, often with success. The colleague of Flaccus in the consulship of 93 was M. Herennius. In 96, while praetor urbanus, Valerius Flaccus sponsored legislation to grant citizenship to Calliphana of Velia, a priestess of Ceres. Julius Caesar, in his account of the Gallic Wars, identifies the Helvian Celt Caburus as another recipient of citizenship from Flaccus, during his time as governor of Gallia Transalpina. Caburus followed custom in assuming his patron's gentilic name Gaius Valerius. This interest in expanding citizenship may be viewed in the context of the family's moderate popularism and their relations with social inferiors; E. Badian has pointed out that the Valerii Flacci "were given to taking up new men and families: inscriptions (Inschr. V. Magn. 144f.) reveal a policy of low-class connections." Flaccus succeeded Titus Didius as proconsul of Hispania Citerior in 92, and assumed his post be