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Lucius Salvius Otho Titianus was the elder brother of the Roman Emperor Otho (reigned 69). As a Roman senator, he was consul in the year 52 as the colleague of Faustus Cornelius Sulla Felix,[1] and appointed consul as his brother's colleague for the period from Galba's murder to the end of February.[2] Titianus was present at the First Battle of Bedriacum.

Titianus was a member of the Arval Brethren, serving as promagistrate at least five times beginning in the year 57 into the year 69.[3] The sortition awarded him the proconsular governorship of Asia for the term 63/64.[4]


Titianus was married to Cocceia, the sister of the future Emperor Marcus Cocceius Nerva (reigned 96–98), with whom he had a son, Lucius Salvius Otho Cocceianus. Cocceianus rose to become consul around 80, but was later executed under orders of Emperor Domitian, for having observed his uncle Otho's birthday.[5]


  1. ^ Paul Gallivan, "The Fasti for the Reign of Claudius", Classical Quarterly, 28 (1978), pp. 409, 425
  2. ^ Tacitus, Histories, I.77
  3. ^ Werner Eck, Senatoren von Vespasian bis Hadrian (Muenchen: Beck'sche, 1970), pp. 22f
  4. ^ Ronald Syme, "Problems about Proconsuls of Asia", Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik, 53 (1983), p. 197
  5. ^ Gallivan, "The Fasti for A. D. 70-96", Classical Quarterly, 31 (1981), p. 209
Political offices
Preceded by
Claudius V,
and Titus Flavius Vespasianus
Consul of the Roman Empire
with Faustus Cornelius Sulla Felix
Succeeded by
Quintus Marcius Barea Soranus
as suffect consul
Preceded by
Ser. Galba Imp. Caesar Augustus II,
and Titus Vinius
Consul of the Roman Empire
with Otho
Succeeded by
Lucius Verginius Rufus II,
and Lucius Pompeius Vopiscus