Quintus Pompeius Sosius Falco

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Quintus Pompeius Sosius Falco (flourished 190s) was a politician of the Roman Empire, a consul and Roman Senator.

Sosius Falco was the son of Quintus Pompeius Senecio Sosius Priscus and Ceionia Fabia. He married Sulpicia Agrippina, the sister of Sulpicius Justus and Pollio Sulpicius. A Senatorial family whose origins lay in Lycia.[1]

Sosius Falco was consul ordinarius in 193 together with Julius Erucius Clarus, both of whom Emperor Commodus considered executing. Sosius Falco is known to have opposed Pertinax while both were Senators, and following the assassination of Commodus he was offered the Imperial Throne by the Praetorian Guard. Despite this, upon becoming emperor Pertinax spared his life.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shelagh Jameson, "Two Lycian Families", Anatolian Studies, 16 (1966), p. 127
  2. ^ Jameson, "Two Lycian Families", p. 128
Political offices
Preceded by
Lucius Julius Messala Rutilianus,
Gaius Aemilius Severus Cantabrinus
Consul of the Roman Empire
193
with Gaius Iulius Erucius Clarus Vibianus
Succeeded by
Lucius Fabius Cilo,
Marcus Silius Messala