Appius Annius Trebonius Gallus (consul 108)

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Appius Annius Trebonius Gallus was a distinguished Roman senator who was active during the first half of the 2nd century in the Roman Empire. Trebonius Gallus served as an ordinary consul in the year 108.[1] On a stone at Olympia, Greece, there is an honorific inscription dedicated to Trebonius Gallus, who was a consular colleague to Marcus Appius Bradua in 108.[1]

Trebonius Gallus was born into the gens Annia and was a member of the venerable family of the Annii Regilli.[2] Regilli means 'Little Queen'.[2] His father may have been Appius Annius Gallus, one of the Suffect Consuls of the year 67; according to Olli Salomies, there is a consensus that his mother is likely a Trebonia, the daughter of Publius Trebonius, suffect consul in the year 53.[3] Gallus was related to the Roman Senator Marcus Annius Verus, who was a brother-in-law of Roman Emperor Hadrian and father of the Roman Empress Faustina the Elder, wife of the Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius and aunt of Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius.[2]

He married an unnamed noblewoman, by whom he had a son called Appius Annius Trebonius Gallus, consul in 139.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Birley, The Roman Government of Britain p. 112
  2. ^ a b c Pomeroy, The murder of Regilla: a case of domestic violence in antiquity, p. 14
  3. ^ Olli Salomies, Adoptive and Polyonymous Nomenclature in the Roman Empire (Helsinki: Societas Scientiarum Fennica, 1992), pp. 106f

Sources[edit]

  • Anthony Birley, The Roman Government of Britain, Oxford University Press, 2005
  • Sarah B. Pomeroy, The murder of Regilla: a case of domestic violence in antiquity, Harvard University Press, 2007
Political offices
Preceded by
Gaius Julius Longinus,
and Quintus Valerius Paullinus

as Suffect consuls
Consul of the Roman Empire
108
with Marcus Appius Bradua
Succeeded by
Publius Aelius Hadrianus,
and Marcus Trebatius Priscus

as Suffect consuls