Lucius Sicinius Vellutus

Lucius Sicinius Vellutus
Tribune of the Roman Republic
Reign 493 BC

Lucius Sicinius Vellutus was a leading plebeian in ancient Rome.

In 494 and 493 BC, during a period of intense popular discontent, Sicinius advocated that the plebeians should secede from Rome and make camp on the Mons Sacer. The plebs followed his advice, and seceded. A reconciliation was agreed between the plebeians and patricians, and as a result the plebeians became entitled to elect annual magistrates known as tribunes. Sicinius was elected one of the first tribunes, holding office for the consular year 493 BC.[1]

Sicinius also appears as a character in Shakespeare's play Coriolanus, which concerns the events of 493 BC.


  1. ^ Livy, Ab urbe condita, 2.32-33
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