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Lucius Attius Macro was a Roman senator and general, who was active during the early second century. He was suffect consul in the later part of AD 134 as the colleague of Publius Licinius Pansa.[1] He is known entirely from inscriptions.

After serving as praetor, Macro was legatus or commander of two Roman legions: Legio I Adiutrix, which was stationed at Brigetio in Roman Britain;[2] and Legio VII Gemina, which was stationed in Hispania Tarraconensis.[3] Senators rarely commanded more than one legion in their career; in compiling a list of all men known to have commanded two or more, Anthony Birley identified only 33 men.[4] Attius Macro is also attested as governor of Pannonia Inferior immediately before he acceded to the consulate;[5] Werner Eck dates his tenure in that province from the year 130 to 134.[6]

After he stepped down from the consulate, the life of Attius Macro is a blank.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Werner Eck, Paul Holder and Andreas Pangerl, "A Diploma for the Army of Britain in 132 and Hadrian's Return to Rome from the East", Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik, 194 (2010), p. 194
  2. ^ CIL III, 4356
  3. ^ CIL II, 5083 = ILS 2289
  4. ^ Birley, The Fasti of Roman Britain (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1981), pp. 18-20
  5. ^ Ronald Syme, "Governors of Pannonia Inferior", Historia: Zeitschrift für Alte Geschichte, 14 (1965), pp. 351f
  6. ^ Eck, "Jahres- und Provinzialfasten der senatorischen Statthalter von 69/70 bis 138/139", Chiron, 13 (1983), pp. 170f
Political offices
Preceded by
Titus Haterius Nepos,
and Titus Vibius Varus
Suffect consul of the Roman Empire
134
with Publius Licinius Pansa
Succeeded by
Lucius Tutilius Lupercus Pontianus,
and Publius Calpurnius Atilianus

as ordinary consuls