Quintus Fabricius

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Quintus Fabricius (fl. 1st century BC) was a Roman Senator who was appointed suffect consul in 2 BC.

Biography[edit]

Quintus Fabricius, a Novus homo, is suspected to have been either the son or grandson of the Quintus Fabricius who was a Plebeian Tribune in 57 BC.[1]

A long-standing supporter of the party of Augustus, his loyalty was rewarded in 2 BC when the events that led to the banishment of Julia the Elder and the execution of a number of prominent Roman senators saw him granted a suffect consulship on 1 December, replacing Gaius Fufius Geminus, who may also have been caught up in the political crisis. If this was so, then Augustus saw Fabricius as a man whose loyalty was unwavering during this time of crisis.

There is nothing further known about his career, either before or after his suffect consulship.[2]

Sources[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ P. A. Brunt (1961). The Lex Valeria Cornelia. Journal of Roman Studies, 51, pp 71-83 doi:10.2307/298838
  2. ^ Syme, pg. 88
Political offices
Preceded by
Gaius Fufius Geminus (suffect)
Suffect Consul of the Roman Empire
2 BC
with Lucius Caninius Gallus
Succeeded by
Cossus Cornelius Lentulus Gaetulicus
Lucius Calpurnius Piso