Appius Claudius Pulcher (consul 79 BC)
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Appius Claudius Pulcher (c. 139 BC – 76 BC) was a Roman politician of the 1st century BC. There is uncertainty about who his father was. It was most probably the Appius Claudius Pulcher who was consul in 143 BC. He was a supporter of Lucius Cornelius Sulla and served as praetor in 88 BC. He was exiled in that year by Gaius Marius while Sulla was away in the east. He returned to Rome after Lucius Cornelius Cinna died in 84 BC, and served as consul in 79 BC and as governor of Roman Macedonia from 78 BC to 76 BC.
Marriage and children
This Appius Claudius Pulcher was married to Caecilia Metella Balearica (b. c. 125 BC) and was the father of:
- Appius Claudius Pulcher
- Gaius Claudius Pulcher
- Publius Claudius Pulcher, who changed his name to Publius Clodius
- Claudia Tertia, who married Quintus Marcius Rex, referred to as "Clodia Marcii"
- Claudia (who changed her name to Clodia), wife of Quintus Caecilius Metellus Celer, therefore referred to as "Clodia Metelli"
- Claudia (b. c. 90 BC – aft. 66 BC), first wife of Lucius Licinius Lucullus, whom she divorced in 66 BC; referred to as "Clodia Luculli"
- Livy Priochae, 53.1
- Christian Settipani. Continuité gentilice et continuité sénatoriale dans les familles sénatoriales romaines à l'époque impériale, 2000, p 62.
Lucius Cornelius Sulla and Quintus Caecilius Metellus Pius
|Consul of the Roman Republic
with Publius Servilius Vatia
Marcus Aemilius Lepidus and Quintus Lutatius Catulus
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