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Servius Cornelius Cethegus was a Roman senator active during the Principate. He was ordinary consul for 24 with Lucius Visellius Varro as his colleague.[1]

According to the form of his name Dio Cassius provides, the praenomen of his father was also Servius.[2] Edmund Groag notes that the identification of Cethegus' father with one Cornelius Lentulus Cethegus, who erected a monument to his nutrix, "cannot be excluded";[3] this would connect him to the family of the Cornelii Lentuli, one of the last surviving branches of the gens Cornelia. Ronald Syme also attempts to fit him in the Cornelii Lentuli, but admits the praenomen "Servius" was "used for the last time in the mid second century [BC]."[4]

An inscription at Haydrah in modern Tunisia attests that he was proconsular governor of Africa;[5] his tenure in that post has been dated towards the end of the emperor Tiberius' reign.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Alison E. Cooley, The Cambridge Manual of Latin Epigraphy (Cambridge: University Press, 2012), p. 459
  2. ^ Dio Cassius, 57.1
  3. ^ Cornelius 98, 215, Realencyclopädie der classischen Altertumswissenschaft, IV.1, cols. 1281, 1380; CIL VI, 6072
  4. ^ Syme, The Augustan Aristocracy (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1986), p. 297 n. 117
  5. ^ CIL VIII, 32364
Political offices
Preceded by
Gaius Asinius Pollio,
and Gaius Stertinius Maximus
Ordinary consul of the Roman Empire
24
with Lucius Visellius Varro
Succeeded by
Gaius Calpurnius Aviola, and
Publius Cornelius Lentulus Scipio

as Suffect consuls