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Quintus Servilius Pudens was a Roman senator during the second century AD. He was ordinary consul for the year 166 with Lucius Fabius Gallus as his colleague,[1] and he was proconsular governor of Africa around 180. Pudens is known only through surviving inscriptions.

Pudens may be related to Marcus Servilius Silanus, consul in 152 and 188, and both may be related to the consul of 189, Quintus Servilius Silanus.[2] Pudens is confidently known to have married Ceionia Plautia, daughter of Lucius Aelius, the adopted son of the emperor Hadrian.[3] His mansion in Rome has been located; the associated baths have been found and excavated in part.[4]

There appears to have been two Servilii Pudentes living about the same time: an inscription attests that a man of the same name was prefectus frumenti dandi, juridicus of Regio VIII Aemilia, and governor of Crete and Cyrenaica. Géza Alföldy notes that juridici for the districts of Italy did not come into existence until 166, and were praetorian offices held prior to the consulate. Because any son of Pudens the consul would be related to the imperial family, this relationship would excuse him from holding praetorian offices; the younger Quintus Servilius Pudens might then be the nephew of the consul of 166.[5]

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  1. ^ Géza Alföldy, Konsulat und Senatorenstand unter der Antoninen (Bonn: Rudolf Habelt Verlag, 1977), p. 180
  2. ^ Alföldy, Konsulat und Senatorenstand, p. 101 n. 13
  3. ^ Anthony Birley, Marcus Aurelius, revised edition (London: Routledge, 1987), pp. 238, 247
  4. ^ Ancient Bath Complex Unearthed in Rome (Accessed 29 October 2017)
  5. ^ Alföldy, Konsulat und Senatorenstand, p. 264 n. 314
Political offices
Preceded by
Marcus Gavius Orfitus,
and Lucius Arrius Pudens

as ordinary consuls
Consul of the Roman Empire
166
with Lucius Fufidius Pollio
Succeeded by
Marcus Vibius Liberalis,
and Publius Martius Verus

as suffect consuls