Publius Cornelius Scipio (consul 16 BC)

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Publius Cornelius Scipio (b. 48 BC) was the son of Publius Cornelius Scipio and Scribonia.[1][2] He was elder brother to Cornelia Scipio and the elder half-brother to Julia the Elder, who was the daughter of Emperor Augustus.[3] Scipio claimed to be a descendent of Scipio Africanus and boasted himself about this.

Scipio was consul in 16 BC in the same year that his sister, Cornelia, died at the age of thirty. The poet Sextus Propertius wrote an elegy of Cornelia for her funeral, praising her family, including Scipio and Scribonia. In 2 BC, Scipio was exiled for unknown reasons although treason, adultery and incest with Julia were the official reasons. Scipio was married to an unknown women and had his only child, Cornelia Africana, who married an equestrian named Aulus Julius Frontinus and gave birth to future senator Sextus Julius Frontinus.


  1. ^ Fantham, Elaine. (2006) Julia Augusti "Routledge". p. 18. ISBN 0-415-33146-3.
  2. ^ Billows, R. American Journal of Ancient History.
  3. ^ Fantham, Elaine. (2006) Julia Augusti "Routledge". p. 19.
Political offices
Preceded by
Gaius Furnius,
and Gaius Junius Silanus
Consul of the Roman Empire
16 BC
with Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus
Succeeded by
Marcus Livius Drusus Libo,
and Lucius Calpurnius Piso