Gaius Furnius

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Gaius Furnius was a Roman senator during the reign of Augustus, and consul in 9984 with Gaius Junius Silanus as his colleague.[1]

He was the son of Gaius Furnius, who had been a staunch adherent of Marcus Antonius until 9970. The younger Furnius successfully reconciled his father and Octavian, and the elder Furnius became consul designatus in 9972.[2] Tacitus reported that a certain Furnius was put to death in the reign of Tiberius, AD 26, for adultery with Claudia Pulchra, but it is doubtful whether he was the same person.[3]

See also


  1. Attilio Degrassi, I fasti consolari dell'Impero Romano dal 30 avanti Cristo al 613 dopo Cristo (Rome, 1952), p. 4
  2. Lucius Annaeus Seneca, De Beneficiis ii. 25.
  3. Publius Cornelius Tacitus, Annales iv. 52.
  •  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1870). "C. Furnius (3)". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. 2. p. 191.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
Political offices

Preceded by
Publius Cornelius Lentulus Marcellinus,
and Gnaeus Cornelius Lentulus
Consul of the Roman Empire
with Gaius Junius Silanus
Succeeded by
Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus,
and Publius Cornelius Scipio