Gaius Junius Silanus (consul 17 BC)

Gaius Junius Silanus (fl. 1st century BC) was a Roman Senator, who was consul in 17 BC as the colleague of Gaius Furnius.[1]


The son of an otherwise unknown Gaius Junius Silanus, it is speculated that Junius Silanus was related to Marcus Junius Silanus (perhaps his cousin).[2] Elected consul in 17 BC alongside Gaius Furnius, it has been postulated that he may have been a proconsular governor of Asia around 24/23 BC, but this has been challenged as highly unlikely.[3] He may have been the biological father of Quintus Caecilius Metellus Creticus Silanus.[4] Nothing further is known about his career.


  1. ^ Attilio Degrassi, I fasti consolari dell'Impero Romano dal 30 avanti Cristo al 613 dopo Cristo (Rome, 1952), p. 4
  2. ^ Syme, pp. 190f
  3. ^ Syme, p. 191
  4. ^ Syme, p. 190


Political offices
Preceded by Consul of the Roman Empire
17 BC
with Gaius Furnius
Succeeded by