Marcus Asinius Agrippa

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Marcus Asinius Agrippa was a Roman senator, who was active during the Principate. He was consul in AD 25 as the colleague of first Cossus Cornelius Lentulus, then of Gaius Petronius.[1] Agrippa died at the end of the following year 26.[2] According to Tacitus, Agrippa was descended from a family more illustrious than ancient, and did not disgrace it by his mode of life, although he mentions no specifics.[3]

Agrippa was the half-brother of Drusus Julius Caesar, the natural son of the Emperor Tiberius. He was the grandson of Gaius Asinius Pollio, the second son of Gaius Asinius Gallus and Vipsania Agrippina (after Gaius Asinius Pollio), and the father of Marcus Asinius Marcellus, consul in 54.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alison E. Cooley, The Cambridge Manual of Latin Epigraphy (Cambridge: University Press, 2012), p. 459
  2. ^ Tacitus, Annales 4.61
  3. ^ Smith, William (1867). "Agrippa, M. Asinius". In Smith, William (ed.). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. 1. Boston: Little, Brown and Company. p. 77.
  4. ^ Syme, Ronald (1986). The Augustan Aristocracy. Oxford: Oxford University Press. pp. 145f. ISBN 0-19-814731-7.

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1870). "Agrippa, M. Asinius". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. 1. p. 77.

Political offices
Preceded by
Gaius Calpurnius Aviola,
and Publius Cornelius Lentulus Scipio

as Suffect consuls
Consul of the Roman Empire
25
with Cossus Cornelius Lentulus,
followed by Gaius Petronius
Succeeded by
Gnaeus Cornelius Lentulus Gaetulicus,
and Gaius Calvisius Sabinus

as Ordinary consuls