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Publius Aelius Vibullius Rufus [1][2] was a Greek aristocrat who lived in the 2nd century in the Roman Empire.

Aelius Rufus was a Greek of Athenian descent and was a member of a very wealthy family who were prominent in Athens.[2] He was the son of Lucius Vibullius Hipparchus who served as an Archon of Athens[3] in 118-9 and his unnamed Greek wife. His paternal grandparents were the Athenian Aristocrats, Claudia Alcia and Lucius Vibullius Rufus,[1][2] while his paternal aunt was Vibullia Alcia Agrippina[2][4] and paternal uncle was the Roman Senator Tiberius Claudius Atticus Herodes.[2][5] His paternal cousins was the prominent Greek Sophist Lucius Vibullius Hipparchus Tiberius Claudius Atticus Herodes; his brother Tiberius Claudius Atticus Herodianus and his sister Claudia Tisamenis.[6] Aelius Rufus was born and raised in Athens.

Aelius Rufus served as an Archon of Athens in 143-144.[7] Aelius Rufus married an unnamed Greek woman, by whom he had a son called Lucius Vibullius Rufus.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Graindor, P., Un milliardaire antique p. 29
  2. ^ a b c d e Day, J., An economic history of Athens under Roman domination p. 243
  3. ^ Alan E. Samuel, Greek and Roman Chronology (Muenchen: Beck'sche, 1972), p. 231
  4. ^ Graindor, Un milliardaire antique p. 29
  5. ^ Graindor, P., Un milliardaire antique p. 29
  6. ^ Pomeroy, S. B., The murder of Regilla: a case of domestic violence in antiquity
  7. ^ Samuel, Greek and Roman Chronology, p. 232

SourcesEdit

  • Day, J., An economic history of Athens under Roman domination, Ayers Company Publishers, 1973
  • Graindor, P., Un milliardaire antique, Ayers Company Publishers, 1979
  • Pomeroy, S.B., The murder of Regilla: a case of domestic violence in antiquity, Harvard University Press, 2007