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Marcus Ulpius Eubiotus Leurus was a Roman senator, who was active during the first part of the third century. He was suffect consul in one of the nundinia around the year 230.[1] He is known entirely from inscriptions.

He was the son of Marcus Ulpius Leurus and Flavia Habroea, natives of Hypata.[2] Two of his sons are known: Marcus Ulpius Flavius Tisamenus, and Marcus Ulpius Pupienus Maximus.[3] Based on the similarity of his youngest son's name to that of the ephemeral emperor Marcus Clodius Pupienus Maximus, John H. Oliver suggests he may have married Pupiena Sextia Paulina Cethegilla, the emperor Pupienus's daughter,[4] a supposition later supported by Ronald Syme.[5] Oliver admits that while "we cannot tell whether any relationship existed between the Athenian family and the emperor", still "the similarity of the name and the social rank of the Athenian family at least invite speculation on the subject."[4]

Portions of his cursus honorum are known from an inscription found in Athens praising his generosity during a time of famine.[6] Leurus was eponymous archon of Athens for the term 229/230, and an agonothete of the Panathenaic Games.

Family treeEdit

 
 
 
 
Quintus Tineius Sacerdos Clemens
consul ordinarius
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Marcus Pupienus Maximus
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Quintus Tineius Clemens
consul ordinarius
 
Quintius Tineius Rufus
consul 182
 
Quintus Tineius Sacerdos
consul suffectus
∞ Volusia Laodice
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pupienus
Roman Emperor
(238)
∞ Sextia Cethegilla
 
 
 
 
 
Marcus Ulpius Leurus
senator
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tineia
 
Tiberius Clodius Pupienus Pulcher Maximus
consul suffectus
 
Marcus Pupienus Africanus Maximus
consul ordinarius
∞ Cornelia Marullina
 
Pupiena Sextia Paulina Cethegilla
 
Marcus Ulpius Eubiotus Leurus
suffect consul
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lucius Clodius Tineius Pupienus Bassus
proconsul
∞ Ovinia Paterna

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Paul M. M. Leunissen, Konsuln und Konsulare in der Zeit von Commodus bis Severus Alexander (Amsterdam: J.C. Gieben, 1989), p. 194
  2. ^ Leunissen, Konsuln und Konsulare, p. 368
  3. ^ James H. Oliver, "The Sacred Gerusia", Hesperia Supplements, 6 (1941), pp. 130, 131
  4. ^ a b Oliver, "Sacred Gerusia", p. 132
  5. ^ Syme, Emperors and biography: studies in the Historia Augusta (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1971), pp. 173f
  6. ^ Text, translation, and commentary at Oliver, "Sacred Gerusia", pp. 125-141