Quintus Pompeius Senecio Sosius Priscus

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Quintus Pompeius Senecio Sosius Priscus (fl. 2nd century) was a Roman military officer and senator who was appointed Roman consul during the reign of Marcus Aurelius.

Biography[edit]

The son of Quintus Pompeius Sosius Priscus, consul in AD 149, Sosius Priscus’ full name was Quintus Pompeius Senecio Roscius Murena Coelius Sextus Julius Frontinus Silius Decianus Gaius Julius Eurycles Herculaneus Lucius Vibullius Pius Augustanus Alpinus Bellicus Sollers Julius Aper Ducenius Proculus Rutilianus Rufinus Silius Valens Valerius Niger Claudius Fuscus Saxa Amyntianus Sosius Priscus.[1]

Sosius Priscus’ career began as the Praefectus feriarum Latinarum; this was followed by a posting as triumvir monetalis. Around the year AD 162, he stood and was elected as a candidate of the emperor for the office of Quaestor. Next he was appointed Legatus, serving under his father who was the Proconsular governor of the province of Asia, possibly around the year AD 163/164. Finally, he was elected to the office of Praetor, possibly around AD 167.

In AD 169, Sosius Priscus was elected consul ordinarius alongside Publius Coelius Apollinaris. He was then appointed to the proconsular posting of praefectus alimentorum (or the officer responsible for organising Rome’s food supply). This was followed by his appointment as proconsular governor of Asia at an unknown date.

A member of the College of Pontiffs, Sosius Priscus was married to Ceionia Fabia. They had at least one son, Quintus Pompeius Sosius Falco, who was appointed consul in AD 193.

Political offices
Preceded by
Lucius Venuleius Apronianus Octavius Priscus II
Lucius Sergius Paullus II
Consul of the Roman Empire
169
with Publius Coelius Apollinaris
Succeeded by
Gaius Erucius Clarus II
Marcus Gavius Cornelius Cethegus

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