Lucius Valerius Messalla Volesus

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Lucius Valerius Messalla Volesus was a Roman Senator during the reign of Emperor Augustus. He also served as one of the tresviri for the Roman mint, proconsul of the Roman province of Asia, and was a consul in the year 5 AD. His father, Potitus Valerius Messala, was a suffect consul and prefect of the city of Rome. During the latter part of his career, he was charged with crimes against humanity and found guilty.[1] Although it has yet to be discovered, Augustus wrote of the fall of Lucius Valerius in his book, de Voleso Messala.[2]

Preceded by
Sextus Aelius Catus and Gaius Sentius Saturninus
Consul of the Roman Empire together with Gnaeus Cornelius Cinna Magnus
5
Succeeded by
Marcus Aemilius Lepidus and Lucius Arruntius

References[edit]

  1. ^ Seneca the Younger de Ira II 5,5
  2. ^ Tacitus Annales III 68, 1