Gnaeus Cornelius Lentulus Marcellinus

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Gnaeus Cornelius Lentulus Marcellinus (c. 90 BC – 48 BC) was a Roman statesman and consul of 56 BC. He was married at least twice. His first wife is unknown but his second wife was probably Scribonia, at least twenty years his junior, who later became the second wife of Augustus.

By his first wife he was the father of Lentulus Marcellinus, Caesar's quaestor put in command of his fortifications at Dyrrhachium in 48 BC; by Scribonia he was father of Cornelius Marcellinus (CIL 6.26033: Libertorum et familiae Scribonae Caes. et Corneli Marcell. f. eius), who probably died before reaching adulthood.

Marcellinus died before 47 BC. Scribonia remarried to Publius Cornelius Scipio Salvito, with whom she had two children Cornelius Scipio and Cornelia Scipio, and later she married Augustus and became mother to his only child, Julia the Elder.


Primary sources[edit]

  • Suetonius, Life of Augustus (62.)
  • Appian, The Syrian Wars (8.51) - As governor of Coele-Syria in 61/60 BC.

Secondary sources[edit]

  • Fantham, Elaine, Julia Augusti, Routledge
  • Schied, J, Scribonia Caesaris et les Cornelii Lentuli, Bulletin de Correspondence Helléenigue 100: 185-201.
  • Syme, R., The Roman Revolution, Oxford
Preceded by
Publius Cornelius Lentulus Spinther and Quintus Caecilius Metellus Nepos Iunior
Consul of the Roman Republic
with Lucius Marcius Philippus
56 BC
Succeeded by
Marcus Licinius Crassus and Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus