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Marcus Valerius Homullus (birth and death dates unknown) was a Roman Senator of the second century. In 152 he was consul ordinarius with Manius Acilius Glabrio Gnaeus Cornelius Severus.[1] He informed against Marcus Aurelius and Marcus' mother Domitia Lucilla to Antoninus Pius, but nothing came of that according to the Historia Augusta ("Marcus", vi.9).[Note 1][2][3]

On another occasion, Antoninus was visiting the house of Homullus admired some porphyry columns, asking if they had come from the imperial quarries. Homullus replied "when you enter another man's house you should be deaf and dumb."[4] This remark has been variously interpreted as a good-natured jab at a friend or as a slap at the Emperor.

Homullus was the patron of the city of Capua in Campania.[5]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "…quamvis non deessent, qui aliqua adversum eum insusurrarent, et prae ceteris Valerius Homullus, qui, cum Lucillam matrem Marci in virdiario venerantem simulacrum Apollinis vidisset, insusurravit: 'Illa nunc rogat, ut diem tuum claudas, et filius imperet', quod omnino apud Pium nihil valuit."

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Klonnek, Martin (2014). Chronologie des Römischen Reiches, vol.2. epubli. p. 152. ISBN 978-3-7375-0702-8. Retrieved Aug 29, 2018.
  2. ^ Adams, Geoffrey William (2013). Marcus Aurelius in the Historia Augusta and Beyond. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 76. ISBN 978-0-7391-7639-9. Retrieved Aug 29, 2018.
  3. ^ McLynn, Frank (2009). Marcus Aurelius: A Life. Da Capo Press. p. 79. ISBN 978-0-306-81830-1. Retrieved Aug 29, 2018.
  4. ^ Bryant, Ernest Edward (1895). The Reign of Antoninus Pius. Cambridge University Press. p. 95. Retrieved Aug 30, 2018.
  5. ^ Thomas, Edmund (2007). Monumentality and the Roman Empire. Oxford University Press. p. 212. ISBN 978-0-19-928863-2. Retrieved Aug 30, 2018.
Political offices
Preceded by
Gaius Curtius Justus,
and Publius Julius Nauto

as suffect consuls
Consul of the Roman Empire
152
with Manius Acilius Glabrio Gnaeus Cornelius Severus
Succeeded by
Publius Sufenas Verus, and
Lucius Dasumius Tullius Tuscus

as suffect consuls