Cassius Longinus (suffect consul)

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Gaius Cassius Longinus was an Ancient Roman jurist and politician. A grandnephew of Servius Sulpicius Rufus, he was also a descendant, great grandson or nephew, of Gaius Cassius Longinus, one of Caesar's assassins.[1]

Cassius, a pupil of Sabinus, was head of the legal school called the Sabinians or Cassinians. His principal works are the libri (commentarii) iuris civilis in at least ten volumes, which only survive in quotes by later authors such as Iavolenus. He held the offices of praetor, and of consul suffectus in 30, proconsul of Asia minor in 40–41, and legatus of Syria in 41-49. He was exiled by Nero to Sardinia in 65 and returned to Rome under Vespasian.[2]


  1. ^ David Shotter (2 October 2012). Nero. Routledge. pp. 114–. ISBN 978-1-134-36431-2. 
  2. ^ Vasily Rudich (15 August 2005). Political Dissidence Under Nero: The Price of Dissimulation. Routledge. pp. 50–. ISBN 978-1-134-91451-7. 
  • Kupisch, Berthold (2001). "Cassius Longinus". In Michael Stolleis (ed.). Juristen: ein biographisches Lexikon; von der Antike bis zum 20. Jahrhundert (in German) (2nd edition ed.). München: Beck. p. 124. ISBN 3-406-45957-9.