Virius Gallus

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Virius Gallus was a senator of the Roman Empire who was appointed consul in AD 298.

Biography[edit]

A member of the aristocratic Virii,[1] Gallus’ early senatorial career is unknown. He was appointed consul posterior alongside Anicius Faustus Paulinus in AD 298. After his term as consul, Gallus was appointed the Corrector of the region of Campania.[2]

He had not converted to Christianity, and reportedly had a statue of Dionysus to which he made sacrifices.[3]

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)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Deroux, Carl, Studies in Latin literature and Roman history, Volume 164 (1979), pg. 157
  2. ^ Martindale & Jones, pg. 384
  3. ^ Mussche, H. F., Monumenta Graeca Et Romana, Volume 3 (1980), pg. 49
Political offices
Preceded by
Marcus Aurelius Valerius Maximianus V
Gaius Galerius Valerius Maximianus II
Consul of the Roman Empire
298
with Anicius Faustus Paulinus II
Succeeded by
Gaius Aurelius Valerius Diocletianus VII
Marcus Aurelius Valerius Maximianus VI