Aspasius Paternus

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Aspasius Paternus (fl. 3rd century) was a Roman senator who was appointed consul twice.


Aspasius Paternus was a member of the Paterni, a prominent senatorial family. He was appointed consul suffect sometime around AD 246. In AD 257, Paternus was assigned as the Proconsular governor of Africa.[1] His next appointment was as Praefectus urbi of Rome, a position he held from AD 264 – 266. In AD 268, Paternus was appointed consul prior, alongside Publius Licinius Egnatius Marinianus.[2] He may have been among the supporters of the emperor Gallienus who died in late 268 during the purge of Gallienus’ partisans by the incoming emperor Claudius Gothicus.


  1. ^ Christol, pg. 109
  2. ^ Martindale & Jones, pgs. 671-672


Political offices
Preceded by
Consul suffectus of the Roman Empire
around 246
Succeeded by
Preceded by Consul of the Roman Empire
with Publius Licinius Egnatius Marinianus
Succeeded by