Ceionia Plautia (flourished 2nd century) was a Roman noblewoman and is among the lesser known members of the ruling Nerva–Antonine dynasty of the Roman Empire.

Life edit

Plautia was the second daughter born to Roman Senator Lucius Aelius Caesar, the first adopted heir of the Roman Emperor Hadrian (117-138) and Avidia.[1] Plautia was born and raised in Rome. Her cognomen Plautia, she inherited from her mother and her grandmothers. She had three siblings: a sister called Ceionia Fabia; two brothers the Roman Emperor Lucius Verus who co-ruled with Marcus Aurelius from 161 to 169 and Gaius Avidius Ceionius Commodus.[2][3]

Her maternal grandparents were the Roman Senator Gaius Avidius Nigrinus and the surmised but undocumented noblewoman Plautia. Although her adoptive paternal grandparents were the Roman Emperor Hadrian and Roman Empress Vibia Sabina, her biological paternal grandparents were the consul Lucius Ceionius Commodus and noblewoman Plautia.

Plautia married Quintus Servilius Pudens, consul in 166.[4] Plautia bore Pudens a daughter called Servilia, who married Junius Licinius Balbus, a man of consular rank. Servilia and Balbus had a son called Junius Licinius Balbus.[5]

Nerva–Antonine family tree edit

References edit

  1. ^ Cagnat, René (1883). Explorations épigraphiques et archéologiques en Tunisie (in French). Imprimerie nationale.
  2. ^ Warmington, B. H. (November 1954). "The Municipal Patrons of Roman North Africa". Papers of the British School at Rome. 22: 39–55. doi:10.1017/S0068246200006528. ISSN 2045-239X. S2CID 130696290.
  3. ^ Bejor, Giorgio (2004). "Il ritratto di Ceionia Fabia". Archaeologica Pisana : Scritti per Orlanda Pancrazzi. - ( Terra Italia ; 7): 1000–1005. doi:10.1400/41466.
  4. ^ Schuler, Christof; Haensch, Rudolf; Killen, Simone (2017-11-20). 2017 (in German). Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG. ISBN 978-3-11-056698-7.
  5. ^ Jarvis, Paul (January 2022). "Pertinax and Plots in the Historia Augusta: A Dismissal in 170 and Two Conspiracies in 193 CE". Antichthon. 56: 180–202. doi:10.1017/ann.2022.6. ISSN 0066-4774. S2CID 254676900.

Sources edit

  • Alan K. Bowman, Peter Garnsey, Dominic Rathbone, The Cambridge ancient history, Volume 11 Second Edition. 2000
  • Anthony Richard Birley, Marcus Aurelius. London: Routledge, 2000.
  • Guido Migliorati, Cassio Dione e l'impero romano da Nerva ad Antonino Pio: alla luce dei nuovi., 2003.
  • C. Konrad, Plutarch's Sertorius: A Historical Commentary. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1994.