Gaius Antius Aulus Julius Quadratus

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Gaius Antius Aulus Julius Quadratus (fl. 1st and 2nd centuries) was a Roman senator who was appointed consul twice, in AD 94 and then in AD 105.

Biography[edit]

Probably born in the early 50s, Julius Quadratus was the son of Aulus, and a wealthy patron of the city of Pergamum.[1] Adlected inter praetorios (or with a praetorian rank) into the Senate by the emperor Vespasian sometime during the 70s,[2] he was appointed legatus Augusti (or imperial legate) to the cities of Galatia, Paphlagonia, Cappadocia, Armenia Minor, Lycaonia and Phrygia from AD 81 to 84.[1] He was appointed Suffect consul in AD 94, following which he was appointed Legatus Augusti pro praetore of the province of Syria, where he was stationed from AD 100 to 104.[3]

As a reward for his long service he was given a second consulship, with his election as ordinary consul in AD 105. He was finally appointed Roman governor of Asia in AD 109/110. He was honored with numerous inscriptions in his city of Pergamum, where he established regular games in honor of the emperor Trajan as well as the god Jupiter Amicalis.[1]

Sources[edit]

  • Bowersock, Glen Warren, Studies on the Eastern Roman Empire: Social, Economic and Administrative History, Religion, Historiography, Keip Verlag (1994)
  • Longenecker, Bruce W., The Lost Letters of Pergamum, Baker Academic, (2003)
  • Syme, Ronald, Historia Augusta Papers, Clarendon Press (1983)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Longenecker, pg. 160
  2. ^ Bowersock, pg. 358
  3. ^ Syme, pg. 181
Political offices
Preceded by
Titus Sextius Magius Lateranus
Suffect consul of the Roman Empire
AD 94
with Marcus Lollius Paulinus Decimus Valerius Asiaticus Saturninus
Succeeded by
Titus Pomponius Bassus (suffect)
Preceded by
Sextus Attius Suburanus
Marcus Asinius Marcellus
Consul of the Roman Empire
AD 105
with Tiberius Julius Candidus Marius Celsus
Succeeded by
Gnaeus Afranius Dexter (suffect)