Gnaeus Arrius Antoninus
Gnaeus Arrius Antoninus (born AD 31) was the maternal grandfather of the Emperor Antoninus Pius. A member of gens Arria, a family of consular rank, Antoninus was also an office holder, having been twice consul; for the first time in 69 and the second in 97; he was also proconsul of Asia in 78/79.
Antoninus married Boionia Procilla, by whom he had two daughters: Arria Antonina (born c. 70) who married the Senator Lucius Junius Caesennius Paetus, by whom she had a son called Lucius Caesennius Antoninus; and Arria Fadilla, who married Titus Aurelius Fulvus, consul in 89. Their only child was Titus Aurelius Fulvus Boionius Arrius, who, as Antoninus Pius, became Emperor (138-161). Antoninus Pius' father had died when he was young. Following Pius' father's death, Fadilla married Publius Julius Lupus, suffect consul in 98, and bore him two daughters, Julia Fadilla and Arria Lupula.
Antoninus raised his grandson, and when he died Antoninus Pius inherited his money. Through the inheritances of both sides, Antoninus Pius became one of the wealthiest men in Rome.
Nerva–Antonine family treeEdit
Nerva–Antonine family tree
Except where otherwise noted, the notes below indicate that an individual's parentage is as shown in the above family tree.
- As determined by Fausto Zevi "I consoli del 97 d. Cr. in due framenti gia' editi dei Fasti Ostienses", Listy filologické / Folia philologica, 96 (1973), pp. 125–137
- Werner Eck, "Jahres- und Provinzialfasten der senatorischen Statthalter von 69/70 bis 138/139", Chiron, 12 (1982), p. 300
- Historia Augusta, "Antoninus Pius", 1.4
Titus Flavius Sabinus, and
Gnaeus Arulenus Caelius Sabinus
| Consul of the Roman Empire
with Aulus Marius Celsus
Fabius Valens, and
Aulus Caecina Alienus
Marcus Cocceius Nerva III,
and Lucius Verginius Rufus III
as Ordinary consuls
| Suffect consul of the Roman Empire
with Gaius Calpurnius Piso
Marcus Annius Verus,
and Lucius Neratius Priscus
as Suffect consuls
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