Marcus Asinius Marcellus

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Marcus Asinius Marcellus was the name of two men of the Asinii.

Marcus Asinius Marcellus, the Elder[edit]

Marcus Asinius Marcellus was Consul in 54 along with Manlius Acilius Aviola at the Emperor Claudius' death. He was the son of Marcus Asinius Agrippa, consul in 25 who died in 26 and described by Tacitus (Annals 4.61) as "not unworthy of his ancestors". Marcellus was also the paternal grandson of Vipsania Agrippina.

Marcellus was a prominent and respected Senator in Claudius' and Nero’s reigns. In 60, Marcellus was involved and caught in a scandal involving a relative of a Praetor who forged his will. The associates in the scandal were disgraced and punished. Although Marcellus was disgraced and his accomplices executed, he escaped punishment because the Emperor Nero intervened, reportedly because he was "great-grandson of Asinius Pollio and bore a character far from contemptible."

He is mentioned in Tacitus, Annals XII.64 and XIV.40.

Political offices
Preceded by
Publius Calvisius Ruso,
and Quintus Caecina Primus

as Suffect consuls
Consul of the Roman Empire
54
with Manius Acilius Aviola
Succeeded by
Marcus Aefulanus,
and ignotus

as Suffect consuls

Marcus Asinius Marcellus, the Younger[edit]

Marcus Asinius Marcellus had a son of the same name. The younger Marcus Asinius Marcellus was a Consul in 104 under Emperor Trajan together with Sextus Attius Suburanus Aemilianus.

Political offices
Preceded by
(A?)nnius Mela, and
Publius Calpurnius Macer Caulius Rufus

as Suffect consuls
Consul of the Roman Empire
AD 104
with Sextus Attius Suburanus
Succeeded by
Tiberius Julius Candidus Marius Celsus,
and Gaius Antius Aulus Julius Quadratus II

as Ordinary consuls

References[edit]

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  • Manuel Dejante Pinto de Magalhães Arnao Metello and João Carlos Metello de Nápoles, "Metellos de Portugal, Brasil e Roma", Torres Novas, 1998