Gaius Licinius Geta

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Gaius Licinius Geta (fl. 2nd century BC) was a Roman Senator who was elected Roman consul in 116 BC.

Biography[edit]

Not much is known about the early career of Geta, who was born into the Plebeian gens Licinia. By 119 BC had been elected to the rank of Praetor,[1] and this was followed by his election as consul in 116 BC.[2] After his tenure in office, Geta was expelled from the Senate in 115 BC along with 31 other senators by the order of the two Censors Lucius Caecilius Metellus Diadematus and Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus.[3]

At a subsequent census, Geta was reinstated as a senator.[4] He was later himself elected as Censor in 108 BC, alongside his consular colleague Quintus Fabius Maximus Eburnus. During their censorship, they reappointed Marcus Aemilius Scaurus as princeps senatus.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Broughton, pg. 526
  2. ^ Broughton, pg. 530
  3. ^ Broughton, pg. 531
  4. ^ Smith, pg. 266
  5. ^ Broughton, pgs. 548-549

Sources[edit]

  • Broughton, T. Robert S., The Magistrates of the Roman Republic, Vol I (1951)
  • Smith, William, Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, Vol II (1867)
Political offices
Preceded by
Lucius Caecilius Metellus Diadematus and Quintus Mucius Scaevola Augur
Consul of the Roman Republic
116 BC
with Quintus Fabius Maximus Eburnus
Succeeded by
Marcus Aemilius Scaurus and Marcus Caecilius Metellus