Faustus Cornelius Sulla (consul 31)

Faustus Cornelius Sulla was a Roman senator who lived during the reign of the emperor Tiberius. He was suffect consul in AD 31 with Sextus Tedius Valerius Catullus as his colleague.[1] Faustus was the son of Sulla Felix, a member of the Arval Brethren who died in AD 21, thus a direct descendant of the dictator Sulla.[2] His mother was Sextia and his brother was Lucius Cornelius Sulla Felix.[3]

In 21, Faustus married Domitia Lepida the Younger. She was a child of Antonia the Elder by Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus (consul 16 BC), a great niece of Emperor Augustus and a granddaughter to Octavia and Triumvir Mark Antony. Lepida had two children from her previous marriage to Marcus Valerius Messalla Barbatus: Marcus Valerius Messalla Corvinus, and the Empress Messalina, third wife of the Emperor Claudius.[4]

Domitia Lepida bore Faustus a son Faustus Cornelius Sulla Felix (22-62), who later married Claudia Antonia, a daughter of Claudius. Faustus died of uncertain causes around 40.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Alison E. Cooley, The Cambridge Manual of Latin Epigraphy (Cambridge: University Press, 2012), p. 460
  2. ^ Ronald Syme, The Augustan Aristocracy (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1986), p. 172
  3. ^ Syme, Augustan Aristocracy, p. 267
  4. ^ PIR2 C 1459
Political offices
Preceded by
Tiberius Caesar Augustus V
Lucius Aelius Seianus
Roman suffect consul
31
with Sex. Tedius Valerius Catullus
Lucius Fulcinius Trio
Succeeded by
Publius Memmius Regulus
as suffectus