Marcus Annius Libo

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Marcus Annius Libo (Greek: Μαρκος Αννιος Λιβωνος, died 162) was a Roman who lived in the 2nd century. He was the son of Roman consul Marcus Annius Verus and Rupilia Faustina. He was consul in 128 and suffect consul in 161.[citation needed]

Libo's father was Spanish of Roman descent and came from a senatorial family. His mother was a daughter to suffect consul Lucius Scribonius Libo Rupilius Frugi Bonus and Salonina Matidia (niece of the Roman Emperor Trajan). Libo's elder sister was Empress Faustina the Elder (mother of Empress Faustina the Younger) and his younger brother Marcus Annius Verus, was the father of Emperor Marcus Aurelius and paternal grandfather to Emperor Commodus. His cognomen Libo, he inherited from his maternal grandfather.

Libo was consul in 128; a marriage contract dated to his consulate (4 April 128) and written in Greek and Aramaic on papyrus was found in 1961 by Naham Hever in the Desert of Judea. During the reign of his brother-in-law, Emperor Antoninus Pius (reigned 138-161), named Libo in a Senatus Consultum (see, Senatus consultum ultimum) and became a senator.

Libo married a noblewoman called Fundania. Fundania bore Libo, two children who were:

When Libo died, against the wishes of Marcus Aurelius, Lucius Verus married Fundania to a Greek freedman called Agaclytus. Aurelius did not attend the ceremony or the banquet.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Lucius Aemilius Iuncus,
Gnaeus Minicius Faustinus Sextus Julius Severus
Consul of the Roman Empire
128
with Lucius Nonius Calpurnius Torquatus Asprenas,
Lucius Caesennius Antoninus
Succeeded by
Marcus Junius Mettius Rufus,
Quintus Pomponius Maternus
Preceded by
Marcus Aurelius,
Lucius Verus
Consul of the Roman Empire
161
with Quintus Camurius Numisius Junior
Succeeded by
Junius Rusticus,
Lucius Titius Plautius Aquilinus