Lucius Junius Silanus Torquatus

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In the 1st century, lived two noblemen uncle and nephew, that shared the name Lucius Junius Silanus Torquatus who were two descendants of Roman Emperor Augustus.

  • The younger Silanus (50-66) was the son of the elder's brother, Marcus. His mother is unknown. After his father's murder, he was raised by his paternal aunt Junia Lepida and her husband Gaius Cassius Longinus. A respected young nobleman, he became a rival in his youth to Emperor Nero. Expelled from public life by Nero after his accession to the purple, Silanus was banished to a small country town. He was killed in a stand off with his guard.

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  • Suetonius - The Twelve Caesars - Claudius & Nero
  • Tacitus - The Annals of Imperial Rome