Marcus Valerius Messalla Corvinus (consul 58)
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Marcus Valerius Messalla Corvinus was a consul of the Roman Empire in 58, with Nero. During his consulship, the Senate paid him half a million sesterces as a subsidy for maintaining his senatorial census rank.
He was the oldest son of Domitia Lepida and consul Marcus Valerius Messalla Barbatus. He was named for his famous great-grandfather, the orator and patron of literature Marcus Valerius Messalla Corvinus.
Marcus was the brother of the empress Valeria Messalina and half-brother of Faustus Cornelius Sulla Felix, maternal uncle of Claudia Octavia and Britannicus, brother-in-law and second cousin of Claudius, and first cousin of Nero. Through his mother Domitia Lepida, Marcus was a great-grandnephew of Augustus. Domitia's mother Antonia Major was the elder daughter of Octavia the Younger and Mark Antony, and sister of Claudius's own mother Antonia Minor. Octavia the Younger was Augustus's full-blooded sister. This also made him second cousin to both Claudius and Caligula. Domitia Lepida had two siblings: Domitia Lepida the Elder and Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus, who married to Caligula's sister Agrippina the Younger and was the father of the Emperor Nero.
- Tacitus, Annales 11.
Nero and Lucius Calpurnius Piso
|Consul of the Roman Empire together with Nero
Gaius Vipstanus Apronianus and Gaius Fonteius Capito