Lucius Apronius

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Lucius Apronius was a Roman military commander and a father-in-law of praetor Plautius Silvanus. Apronius shared in the achievements of Vibius Postumus and earned the ornaments of a triumph for his distinguished valor in Dalmatian revolt[1] and Germanic Wars, along with Aulus Caecina Severus and Gaius Silius in 15 AD.[2] In the Senate, Apronius in 22 procured a decree of votive offerings should be made, due to the successful prosecution of Libo, who had engaged in subversive plotting against Tiberius.[3]

In 23 Apronius, along with a former proconsul of Africa Lucius Aelius Lamia vouched for innocence of one man, accused of supplying grain to Numidian insurgent Tacfarinas.[4] However being a proconsul of Africa, Apronius by decimation severely punished the cohort of Legio III Augusta, previously defeated by Tacfarinas.[5] In 28, being a legatus of Lower Germany Apronius led the combined forces from Upper Germany in raising the siege of a Roman fort by the Frisii, only to be defeated by them soon after in a pitched battle at Baduhenna Wood.[6]

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  1. ^ Velleius Paterculus, Roman History, II.CXVI
  2. ^ Tacitus, The Annals, I.LVVII
  3. ^ Tacit. II.XXXII
  4. ^ Tacit. IV.XIII
  5. ^ Tacit. III.XXI
  6. ^ Tacit. IV.LXXIII
Preceded by
Lucilius Longus
Suffect consul of the Roman Empire with Aulus Vibius Habitus
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Succeeded by
Marcus Papius Mutilus, Quintus Poppaeus Secundus