Fulvius Nobilior was a leading figure in Rome in the early second century BCE. His political career, however, has often been relegated to the background, if compared to that of some well-known contemporaries such as, for example, Scipio the African or Cato the Elder. This paper aims to reconstruct
Fulvius Nobilior’s career in a period when the foundations of the Empire were laid. In addition, a historical-legal approach to Fulvius’ story allows the authors to address some relevant issues, such as the circumstances in which the votum and the consecratio/dedicatio of the Aedes Herculis Musarum took place.