Gaius Furnius

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For other persons with this name, see Furnia (gens).

Gaius Furnius was consul in 17 BC, during the reign of Augustus.

He was the son of Gaius Furnius, who had been a staunch adherent of Marcus Antonius until 31 BC. The younger Furnius successfully reconciled his father and Octavian, and the elder Furnius became consul in BC 29.[1] Tacitus reported that a certain Furnius was put to death in the reign of Tiberius, AD 26, for adultery with Claudia Pulchra, but it is doubtful whether he was the same person.[2]

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  1. ^ Lucius Annaeus Seneca, De Beneficiis ii. 25.
  2. ^ Publius Cornelius Tacitus, Annales iv. 52.
Political offices
Preceded by
Publius Cornelius Lentulus Marcellinus
Gnaeus Cornelius Lentulus
Consul of the Roman Empire
17 BC
with Gaius Junius Silanus
Succeeded by
Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus
Publius Cornelius Scipio
Lucius Tarius Rufus (suffect)