Lucius Apronius

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Lucius Apronius was a Roman military commander and a father-in-law of praetor Plautius Silvanus. Apronius shared in the achievements of Vibius Postumus and earned the ornaments of a triumph for his distinguished valor in Dalmatian revolt[1] and Germanic Wars, along with Aulus Caecina Severus and Gaius Silius in 15 AD.[2] In the Senate, Apronius in 22 procured a decree of votive offerings should be made, due to the successful prosecution of Libo, who had engaged in subversive plotting against Tiberius.[3]

In 23 Apronius, along with a former proconsul of Africa Lucius Aelius Lamia vouched for innocence of one man, accused of supplying grain to Numidian insurgent Tacfarinas.[4] However being a proconsul of Africa, Apronius by decimation severely punished the cohort of Legio III Augusta, previously defeated by Tacfarinas.[5] In 28, being a legatus of Lower Germany Apronius led the combined forces from Upper Germany in raising the siege of a Roman fort by the Frisii, only to be defeated by them soon after in a pitched battle at Baduhenna Wood.[6]

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  1. ^ Velleius Paterculus, Roman History, II.116
  2. ^ Tacitus, The Annals, I.72
  3. ^ Tacitus II.32
  4. ^ Tacitus IV.13I
  5. ^ Tacitus III.21
  6. ^ Tacitus IV.73
Political offices
Preceded by
Marcus Furius Camillus,
and Sextus Nonius Quinctilianus
Suffect consul of the Roman Empire
with Aulus Vibius Habitus
Succeeded by
Gaius Poppaeus Sabinus,
and Quintus Sulpicius Camerinus