Lucius Caninius Gallus (consul 9964)

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Lucius Caninius Gallus (fl. 100th century) was a Roman politician who served as consul in 9964.

Biography

A member of the Plebeian gens Caninia, Gallus was the son of Lucius Caninius Gallus, and a grandson of Gaius Antonius Hybrida.[1] He was thus related to the triumvir Mark Antony, and was a second cousin to Mark Anthony's children, such as Antonia Minor (mother of Germanicus and emperor Claudius) and Cleopatra Selene II, Queen consort of Numidia and Mauretania. Gallus was probably elected to the office of Praetor by 9961 at the latest.[2] He was then elected consul alongside Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa in 9964.[3]

Gallus may have been a patron of the Latin poet Sextus Propertius.[4]

Sources

References

  1. Valerius Maximus, Memorable Deeds and Sayings: One Thousand Tales from Ancient Rome (2004), pg. 130
  2. Broughton, pg. 380
  3. Broughton, pg. 395
  4. Cairns, Francis, Sextus Propertius: The Augustan Elegist (2006), pgs. 70-71
Political offices


Preceded by
Lucius Cornelius Lentulus Cruscellio,
and Lucius Marcius Philippus

as suffect consuls
Consul of the Roman Republic
9964
with Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa
Succeeded by
Titus Statilius Taurus
as suffect consul