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Lucius Nonius Calpurnius Torquatus Asprenas

Lucius Nonius Calpurnius Torquatus Asprenas (fl. 1st century – 2nd century AD) was a Roman senator who achieved the office of consul ordinarius twice, first under Domitian and later under Hadrian.

BiographyEdit

Torquatus Asprenas was the son of Lucius Nonius Calpurnius Torquatus Asprenas, who was a suffect consul between AD 72 and 74, and Arria. His sister was Calpurnia Arria (also referred to as Arria Calpurnia), who married Gaius Bellicus Natalis Tebanianus, suffect consul in 87.[1]

An Augur, he was elected consul in AD 94, with Titus Sextius Magius Lateranus as his colleague.[2] From 107 to 108, Torquatus Asprenas was appointed the Proconsular governor of Asia. He was appointed consul for a second time, in AD 128, when the consul designate Publius Metilus Nepos died before assuming office; Marcus Annius Libo was the colleague.[3]

An inscription recovered in Athens attests to the fact Asprenas had a daughter Torquata; she married Lucius Pomponius Bassus, consul in 118.[1]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b Ladislav Vidman, "Zum Stemma der Nonii Asprenates", Listy filologické / Folia philologica, 105 (1982), pp. 1-5
  2. ^ Paul Gallivan, "The Fasti for A. D. 70-96", Classical Quarterly, 31 (1981), pp. 191, 218
  3. ^ Ronald Syme, "People in Pliny", Journal of Roman Studies, 58 (1968), p. 138

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