Gaius Fonteius Agrippa

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For other with this surname, see Agrippa (disambiguation).

Gaius Fonteius Agrippa was the name of two related people in Roman history:

  • Gaius Fonteius Agrippa was one of the four accusers of Marcus Scribonius Libo in 16 AD.[1][2] Agrippa profited financially from the accusation, as he was rewarded with a share of Libo's property after the man committed suicide. As a result of this prosecution, he was also made praetor in 17 AD.[3] He is again mentioned in 19 AD, as offering his daughter for a vestal virgin, in competition with the daughter of Comicius Pollio, to replace one who had recently died. As Agrippa had been recently divorced, Pollio's daughter won the honor. Even still, as a consolation the emperor Tiberius gave Agrippa's daughter a million sestertii for her dowry.[4][5]


  1. ^ The other accusers being Firmius Catus, Vibius Serenus, and Fulcinius Trio
  2. ^ Smith, William (1867). "Agrippa, Fonteius". In Smith, William. Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology 1. Boston: Little, Brown and Company. p. 77. 
  3. ^ Rutledge, Steven H. (2001). Imperial Inquisitions: Prosecutors and Informants from Tiberius to Domitian. Routledge. pp. 25, 33, 229. ISBN 0-415-23700-9. 
  4. ^ Tacitus, Annales ii. 30, 86
  5. ^ Lanciani, Rodolfo Amedeo (1888). Ancient Rome in the Light of Recent Discoveries. Boston: Houghton Mifflin. pp. 136–138. 
  6. ^ Tacitus, Histories iii. 46
  7. ^ Joseph. B. Jud. ii. 4. § 3
Preceded by
Nero and Marcus Valerius Messala Corvinus
Suffect consul of the Roman Empire together with Marcus Valerius Messala Corvinus
Succeeded by
A. Petronius Lurco and A. Paconius Sabinus

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1870). "article name needed". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology.