Gaius Vipstanus Apronianus

Gaius Vipstanus Apronianus (died 91) was a Roman Senator who was consul ordinarius in AD 59 with Gaius Fonteius Capito as his colleague.[1] Apronianus was afterwards proconsular governor of Africa;[2] he was also a member of the Arval Brethren.

The cognomen Apronianus poses uncertainty. In the words of Ronald Syme, his name indicates he was "either an Apronius adopted by a Lucius Vipstanus, or a Vipstanus whose father had married an Apronia", then implies the woman's father could have been the consul of 39, Lucius Apronius Caesianus.[3] His further relationship to other Vipstani is unknown.

Apronianus was co-opted into the Arval Brethren in 57; he remained a member of the religious college until his death 34 years later, which made him one of the longest-serving members of the Brethren.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Paul A. Gallivan, "Some Comments on the Fasti for the Reign of Nero", Classical Quarterly, 24 (1974), p. 291, 310
  2. ^ Tacitus, Histories, I.76
  3. ^ Syme, The Augustan Aristocracy (Oxford: Clarendon Press: 1986), p. 242
  4. ^ Syme, Some Arval Brethren (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1980), p. 16
Political offices
Preceded by Consul of the Roman Empire
January–June 59
with Gaius Fonteius Capito
Succeeded by