Created: 9th March 2011
Update:  5th August 2015
Status Republic: Patrician:     Pleb. Nobilis: X     Senatorial:      Eques Romanus:  
Republican Family / Cognomen
Patrician n/a
Pleb. Nobilis Hortalus
Senatorial n/a
Equestrian n/a
Imperial Family / Cognomen
Imperators n/a
Consular n/a
Senatorial Hortalus, Paulinus
Equestrian Faustinus
Republican Consuls, Tribunes with consular power, Dictators, Magister Equitum, Censors 3
Imperial Consuls and Emperors 0 incl. 0 emperors
Literature Briscoe, John: "The Grandson of Hortensius", in ZPE, Bd. 95, 1993, pp.249-250
Corbier, Mireille: "La descendance d'Hortensius et de Marcia", in Mélanges de l'Ecole française de Rome. Antiquité T. 103, 1991. pp.655-701.
argues that M.(Hortensius) Hortalus of 16 AD is a Marcius Hortalus and the same man as the pr pereg of 25 and the procos of Cyprus.
He could be the son of an unknown son of the orator and his second wife Marcia or/and could be adopted by L.Marcius Philippus cos 38 BC.
Eck, Werner: "Marcius Hortalus, nobilis iuvenis, und seine Söhne", in ZPE, Bd. 95, 1993, pp.251-260 argues that M.Hortalus, already senator in 16 AD
cannot be the praetor of 25 AD, the interval is too long. He should more likely be on of the 4 sons. Also the procos of Cyprus is likely a Marcius 
Hortensinus and thus not the same man as the pr of 25. Both could be sons of the senator of 16 AD.
Geiger, Joseph: "M. Hortensius M. f. Q. n. Hortalus", in The Classical Review, New Series, Vol. 20, 1970, pp.132-134
argues that H210 should be the son of a Marcus, second son of the orator by his 2nd wife Marcia, since 
Tacitus calls H210 a nobilis iuvenis with 4 young children, which does not fit a man at least aged 60 (if born 45 BC).
Settipani:Gentilice p.200-201 supports Corbier's interpretation that all three (sen 16, pr 25, procos9, are the same man, a Marcius Q.f Hortalus Hortensinus.
He proposes as the adoptive father of the father of 16 AD, Q.Marcius (cos suff 36 BC), the possible brother of L.Marcius Phillippus cos suff 38 BC.
Changes 5.8.2015 New header, literature added plus several updates
tr pl 422
dic ca 287 †
pr for fleet 170
amb 155
(Q.?) Hortensius
cos des for 108
? elder brother of RE5
L.Hortensius L.Hortensius
pr c.97 Sicilia pr ?, leg 86/85
leg 120 ? older brother to cos 69 unless he was of praetorian rank in 86
~ Sempronia dt of when this is less likely
C.Sempronius Tuditanus cos 129
RE13   RE15
Q.Hortensius L.f. Hortalus           Hortensia
*114 † 50 tr mil 89 aed 75 pr 72 cos 69
augur bef 67, orator ~ M. Valerius Messalla
1 ~ Lutatia dt of Lutatius Catulus cos 102 leg 90
2 ~ p.56  Marcia dt of L.Marcius Philippus cos 56
1   1
RE8   RE16
Q.Hortensius Q.f.L.n. (Hortalus)     Hortensia
pr c 45 Macedonia 44 ment 42
† 42 exc by M.Antonius ? ~ Q.Servilius Caepio † 67
H207 RE10   H210 RE12 H206 RE9 AE1987-163
Q.Hortensius Q.f.Q.n. Corbio   M.(Hortensius?) (Q.f.Q.n.) Hortalus […]rcius Q.f.Q.Hortensii [n.] …Tesinus Marcius Hortalus
degenerate grandson of orator due to poverty AUGUSTUS gave him 1 M HS procos Cyprus pr pereg 25
asked TIBERIUS for more money 16AD sub TIBERIUS see article by Corbier
nobilis iuvenis + senator by 16 AD a Marcius ?
  a Hortensinus ?
4 filii in 16
one could be the pr pereg of 25
another the procos of Cyprus
H208 RE11
Q.Hortensius Q.f. Faustinus
praef fabrum, advocatus fisci,
patron Tibur 172
H211 RE14 RE Cassius 48
M.Cassius Hortensius Paulinus
pr urb sub COMMODUS
XVvir sf