Vettius Gratus (consul 250)

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(Gaius) Vettius Gratus[1] (fl. 3rd century) was a Roman senator who was appointed consul in AD 250.

Biography[edit]

A member of the Patrician Gens Vetti,[2] Vettius Gratus was related to the consuls Gaius Vettius Gratus Atticus Sabinianus (possibly his brother or cousin) and Gaius Vettius Gratus Sabinianus (possibly his grandson or grand-nephew).

In AD 250, Vettius Gratus was appointed consul posterior, serving alongside the emperor Decius.[3]

It is speculated that Vettius Gratus had a son, Gratus, who became Roman consul in AD 280.[4]

Political offices
Preceded by
Lucius Fulvius Gavius Numisius Aemilianus II
Lucius Naevius Aquilinus
Consul of the Roman Empire
250
with Gaius Messius Quintus Traianus Decius II
Succeeded by
Gaius Messius Quintus Traianus Decius III
Quintus Herennius Etruscus Messius Decius

Sources[edit]

  • Martindale, J. R.; Jones, A. H. M, The Prosopography of the Later Roman Empire, Vol. I AD 260-395, Cambridge University Press (1971)
  • Mennen, Inge, Power and Status in the Roman Empire, AD 193-284 (2011)

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Praenomen Gaius is assumed.
  2. ^ Mammen, pg. 129
  3. ^ Mennen, pg. 128
  4. ^ Martindale & Jones, pg. 402