Gabinius Barbarus Pompeianus
Pompeianus owned an estate that bounded with Quintus Aurelius Symmachus' in Baiae: the two of them disputed the exact definition of the boundaries untile 398, when Pompeianus sold his property. A letter received by Pompeianus from Symmachus in 400 has been preserved.
Between the end of 408 and the beginning of 409 he was praefectus urbi of Rome. During this time, Alaric I besieged Rome for the first time. Pompeianus proposed to ask the Pagan gods to protect the city (and for this reason it is assumed that he was a Pagan even if Zosimus calls him a Christian). It was probably him who proposed to confiscate the properties of Valerius Pinianus and his wife Melania the Younger; but before the Roman Senate could discuss this proposal, Pompeianus was killed in the Roman Forum by an angry mob, which had rioted because of the shortage of food caused by the siege.
- Codex Theodosianus, several laws
- CIL VIII, 969
- Quintus Aurelius Symmachus, Letters, IX.8
- Sozomen, IX.2
- Vita Melaniae 19 (Greek version), II.1 (Latin version)
- Zosimus, V.41.1-2
- "Gabinius Barbarus Pompeianus 2", Prosopography of the Later Roman Empire, Volume 2.
|Praefectus urbi of Rome
|Proconsul of Africa
Marius Vindicius or Helpidius