Talk:Vipsania Agrippina

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"Asinius Lupus" - seemingly a misnomer[edit]

The Apocolocyntosis passage (c.13) has been misconstrued:

Deinde praefecti duo Iustus Catonius et Rufrius Pollio. Deinde amici Saturninus Lusius et Pedo Pompeius et Lupus et Celer Asinius consulares.

Cf. Tacitus, Annals 13.43:

ii acerbitate accusationis Q. Pomponium ad necessitatem belli civilis detrusum, Iuliam Drusi filiam Sabinamque Poppaeam ad mortem actas et Valerium Asiaticum, Lusium Saturninum, Cornelium Lupum circumventos.

In other words, it is a question not of an "Asinius Lupus" but of a Cornelius Lupus.


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