Lucius Vinicius (suffect consul 5 BC)
Vinicius was the son of Lucius Vinicius, who was suffect consul in 33 BC. A noted advocate with a brilliant speaking voice, he was appointed to the post of Triumvir monetalis in 16 BC. Vinicius was later appointed suffect consul in 5 BC, replacing the emperor Augustus, after which he disappears from the historical record.
Suetonius reported that Augustus was once forced to intervene when Vinicius was seen lavishing too much attention on the emperor’s daughter, Julia, reportedly seeing her when she was staying at Baiae.
- Syme, Ronald, "The Augustan Aristocracy" (1986). Clarendon Press. Retrieved 2013-04-29 – via Questia (subscription required)
- Syme, pg. 87
- Syme, pg. 52
- Suetonius, Life of Augustus, 64
Imp. Caesar Divi f. Augustus XII
|Suffect Consul of the Roman Empire
with Quintus Haterius (suffect)
C. Sulpicius Galba (suffect)