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
Ovinius Gaius Julius Aquilius Paternus VII,
and Arcesilaus
Consul of the Roman Empire
with Publius Licinius Egnatius Marinianus
Succeeded by
Marcus Aurelius Claudius Augustus,
and Paternus