Lucius Licinius Sura

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Lucius Licinius Sura was an influential Roman Senator from Tarraco, a close friend of the Emperor Trajan and three times consul - in a period when three consulates were very rare for non-members of the Imperial family - in AD 97 as a suffect consul,[1] then 102 and 107 as a consul ordinarius.

Martial, in a poem dated to 92, congratulates Sura on recovering from a serious illness (VII.47); Ronald Syme speculates that Sura was one of the victims of an epidemic that followed one of the Dacian Wars.[2] Pliny the Younger wrote to Sura, asking his opinion on the existence of ghosts.[3] Syme believes Sura died not long after his third consulate.[2]

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  1. ^ Fausto Zevi, "I consoli del 97 d. Cr. in due framenti gia' editi dei Fasti Ostienses", Listy filologické / Folia philologica, 96 (1973), pp. 125-137
  2. ^ a b Syme, Some Arval Brethren, (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1980), p. 22
  3. ^ Epistulae, VII.27
Political offices
Preceded by
Lucius Ceionius Commodus Verus,
and Sextus Vettulenus Civica Cerialis
Consul of the Roman Empire
with Lucius Julius Ursus Servianus
Succeeded by
and Marcus Laberius Maximus
Preceded by
and Quintus Articuleius Paetus
Consul of the Roman Empire
with Quintus Sosius Senecio
Succeeded by
Appius Annius Trebonius Gallus,
and Marcus Appius Bradua