Titus Sextius Cornelius Africanus

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Titus Sextius Cornelius Africanus also known as Titus Sextius Africanus[1] was a Roman Senator who lived in the Roman Empire in the second half of the 1st century and first half of the 2nd century. He served as a ordinary consul in 112 as the colleague of emperor Trajan.[2]

Africanus was a member of the Roman Republican gens Sextia. He was the son of Titus Sextius Magius Lateranus, ordinary consul in 94,[3] and his wife Volusia Torquata.

Family[edit]

Africanus married a Roman noblewoman from the gens Vibia, and their children are known to include:

  • Sextia (born c. 120), who married Appius Claudius Pulcher, a suffect consul of the 2nd century;
  • Titus Sextius Lateranus, also known by his full name T. Sextius Lateranus M. Vibius Ovel[lius?...] Secundus L. Vol[usius Torquatus?] Vestinus[4] or Titus Sextius… Marcus Vibius Qui[etus(?)] Secundus Lucius Vol[usius Torquatus (?)] Vestinus.[3] He served as ordinary consul in 154 as the colleague of emperor Lucius Verus.

References[edit]

  1. ^ article of Trajan at livius.org
  2. ^ Bennett, Trajan: Optimus Princeps: a Life and Times, p. 183
  3. ^ a b Biographischer Index der Antike, p. 864
  4. ^ Mennen, Power and Status of the Roman Empire, AD 193-284, p. 200

Sources[edit]

  • J. Bennett, Trajan: Optimus Princeps: a Life and Times, Routledge, 1997
  • Biographischer Index der Antike (Google eBook), Walter de Gruyter, 2001
  • I. Mennen, Power and Status of the Roman Empire, AD 193-284, BRILL, 2011