Lucius Vipsanius (father of Agrippa)

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Lucius Vipsanius
Known forFather of Agrippa
ChildrenLucius Vipsanius
Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa
Vipsania Polla

Lucius Vipsanius was the father of the Roman politician and general Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, the distinguished Roman woman Vipsania Polla, and another Lucius Vipsanius.


The family of Lucius Vipsanius originated in the Italian countryside and was of humble and plebeian origins. The family was of the equestrian rank and had acquired wealth. However, the Roman aristocracy considered them undistinguished and unsophisticated. Little is known of the life of Lucius Vipsanius.

Roddaz has argued that Vipsanius was likely a first generation Roman citizen who had accuried citizenship after the end of the Social War in 87 BC.[1]


The Pantheon, built by the Roman Emperor Hadrian in Rome in 118, replaced a much smaller temple built by Vipsanius's son Marcus when he was Consul for the third time. The name of Lucius Vipsanius and his son are inscribed on the building.


  1. ^ Cairns, Francis (2012). Roman Lyric: Collected Papers on Catullus and Horace. Walter de Gruyter. p. 138. ISBN 9783110267228.

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