Sextus Aelius Catus

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Sextius Aelius Catus was a Roman senator (consul of 4 AD) and the father of Aelia Paetina, the second wife of the emperor Claudius from 28 AD to about 31 AD (when Aelia's adoptive brother Sejanus fell from power). His only known grandchild was Aelia and Claudius's daughter Claudia Antonia, born in 30.

Catus was possibly descended from Sextus Aelius Q.f. Paetus Catus, consul of 198 BC and later a censor, or possibly from Quintus Aelius Tubero, consul 11 BC. His daughter Aelia Paetina is said to belong to the Aelii Tuberones, implying a descent from the consul of 11 BC.


Political offices
Preceded by
Publius Silius,
and Lucius Volusius Saturninus

as consules suffecti
Consul of the Roman Empire
AD 4
with Gaius Sentius Saturninus
Succeeded by
Gnaeus Sentius Saturninus,
and Gaius Clodius Licinus

as consules suffecti