Potitus Valerius Messalla

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Potitus Valerius Messalla (ca. 70 BC – after 17 BC) was an Ancient Roman statesman, probably a son of Marcus Valerius Messalla Rufus. He presumably had two sons: Manius Valerius Messalla Potitus and Lucius Valerius Messalla Volesus. In 17, Messala participated in the Secular games.

Career
Rank Date
Quindecimvir Before 43 BC – after 18 BC
Monetarius ca. 42 BC
Military tribune or quaestor
Praetor ca. 32 BC
Suffect consul 29 BC
Proconsul of Asia ca. 25 – 23 BC
Legatus pro praetore of Syria ca. 19 – 18 BC
Preceded by
Gaius Antistius Vetus, Marcus Tullius Cicero and Lucius Saenius Balbinus
Suffect consul of the Roman Empire
29 BC
Succeeded by
Lucius Sestius Quirinalis, Gnaeus Calpurnius Piso

References[edit]

  • CIL VI 32323, 37075
  • AE 1988, 626
  • OGIS 460
  • Dio LI 21

Further reading[edit]

  • A. E. Gordon. Potitus Valerius Messalla Consul Suffect 29 B.C. University of California Publications in Classical Archaeology, 1954, vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 31–64.