Quintus Volusius Saturninus

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Quintus Volusius Saturninus (25[1]-68/69[2]) was a Roman Senator who lived in the Roman Empire in the 1st century.

Family Background[edit]

The family of Saturninus had a distinguished reputation and a great fortune.[3] He was born and raised in Rome. Saturninus was the second son born to the noted Roman statesman Lucius Volusius Saturninus, who received a state funeral under Roman emperor Nero and Cornelia Lentula,[4] while he had an elder brother called Lucius Volusius Saturninus who served as a Pontifex Maximus and another unnamed brother.[5]

Political career[edit]

From surviving inscriptional evidence from 40 til 60,[6] his family ran the columbarium on the Appian Way.[7] Tacitus describes him as a man of aristocratic status.

Saturninus in 56 served as a consul.[8] In 61-63, he carried out duties as a censor in Gaul, together with Titus Sextius Africanus and Marcus Trebellius Maximus. Saturninus and Africanus were rivals, however they both hated Maximus who took the advantage of their rivalry to get the better of them.[9] Based on inscriptional evidence, the Horrea Volusiana was either built by his paternal grandfather Lucius Volusius Saturninus, suffect consul of 12 BC or Saturninus himself.[10]

Family & Issue[edit]

Saturninus married a Roman noblewoman called Nonia Torquata,[11] also known as Torquata.[12] Torquata was a daughter of Lucius Nonius Calpurnius Torquatus Asprenas,[13] a Roman Senator who perhaps served as a suffect consul in circa 71. Torquata and Saturninus were distantly related as her paternal ancestor Lucius Nonius Asprenas consul of 36 BC, his daughter Nonia Polla married the suffect consul of 12 BC, Lucius Volusius Saturninus,[14] who were the paternal grandparents of Saturninus.

Torquata bore Saturninus the following children:



Preceded by
Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus and Lucius Antistius Vetus
Consul of the Roman Empire (with Publius Cornelius Scipio)
Succeeded by
Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus II and Lucius Calpurnius Piso