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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.

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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
Roman Emperor
∞ Sextia Cethegilla
Marcus Ulpius Leurus
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
∞ Ovinia Paterna


  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