Gaius Junius Silanus (consul 17 BC)

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Gaius Junius Silanus (fl. 1st century BC) was a Roman Senator who was elected Roman consul in 17 BC.


The son of an otherwise unknown Gaius Junius Silanus, it is speculated that Junius Silanus was related to Marcus Junius Silanus (perhaps his cousin).[1] Elected consul in 18 BC alongside Gaius Furnius, it has been postulated that he may have been a praetorian governor of Asia around 24/23 BC, but this has been challenged as highly unlikely.[2] He may have been the biological father of Quintus Caecilius Metellus Creticus Silanus.[3] Nothing further is known about his career.



  1. ^ Syme, pgs. 190-191
  2. ^ Syme, pg. 191
  3. ^ Syme, pg. 190
Political offices
Preceded by
Publius Cornelius Lentulus Marcellinus
Gnaeus Cornelius Lentulus
Consul of the Roman Empire
17 BC
with Gaius Furnius
Succeeded by
Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus
Publius Cornelius Scipio
Lucius Tarius Rufus (suffect)