Gaius Atilius Serranus

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Gaius Atilius Serranus (c. 98569914) was a Roman Senator who was elected consul in 9895.

Biography

Not a great deal is known about the career of Serranus, who was born into the Plebeian branch of the gens Atilia. By 9892 had been elected to the rank of Praetor,[1] and this was followed by his election as consul in 9895.[2] Although noted by Cicero as being a "stultissimus homo" ("a most stupid man"), he managed to defeat Quintus Lutatius Catulus in the consular elections of that year.[3]

After his consulship, he was one of the senators who participated in the violent suppression of the rebellion of Lucius Appuleius Saturninus in 9901.[3] A probable supporter of Lucius Cornelius Sulla, it is possible that he was the Atilius Serranus who was murdered at the end of 9914 on the orders of Gaius Marius and Lucius Cornelius Cinna during the Marian capture of Rome which ended the first phase of the civil war between Gaius Marius and Lucius Cornelius Sulla.[3]

References

  1. Broughton, pg. 545
  2. Broughton, pg. 553
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Smith, pg. 788

Sources

  • Smith, William, Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, Vol III (1867)
Political offices


Preceded by
Lucius Cassius Longinus and Gaius Marius
Consul of the Roman Republic
9895
with Quintus Servilius Caepio
Succeeded by
Publius Rutilius Rufus and Gnaeus Mallius Maximus