Gaius Asinius Pollio (consul 23)

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For his grandfather, the 1st-century BC consul and historian, see Gaius Asinius Pollio (consul 40 BC).

Gaius Asinius Pollio, son of Gaius Asinius Gallus [1] and Vipsania Agrippina, was a Roman politician.

He was consul in AD 23 alongside Gaius Antistius Vetus.[2][3] We know from his coins he was proconsul of Asia. Through his mother Pollio was the half-brother of the younger Drusus.[4] In 45, Pollio was exiled as an accuser of a conspiracy and later was put to death on orders from Empress Valeria Messalina.

The Asinia Pollionis filia mentioned on an inscription from Tusculum may have been his daughter. Pollio was perhaps the father (or brother) of Gaius Asinius Placentinus (b. 25), who lived around the middle of the 1st century, and Marcus Asinius Pollio. He was the older brother of Marcus Asinius Agrippa [1] and Asinia, the mother of Pomponia Graecina.


  1. ^ a b Woodman, Anthony. The Annals By Cornelius Tacitus, p. 122. 
  2. ^ Tacitus, Annals 4.1
  3. ^ Pliny the Elder, Natural History 33.8
  4. ^ William Smith, Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, 1870, Vol. 3 p. 438


  • Manuel Dejante Pinto de Magalhães Arnao Metello, M., and Joao Carlos Metello de Nápoles, "Metellos de Portugal, Brasil e Roma", Torres Novas, 1998
  • Tacitus, The Annals by Cornelius Tacitus, translation by Woodman, A., (Hackett Classics), Hackett Publishing 2004; ISBN 978-0872205581
  • William Smith, Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, Kindle Edition; ASIN: B00LSQHSGY
Political offices
Preceded by
Decimus Haterius Agrippa,
and Gaius Sulpicius Galba
Consul of the Roman Empire
with Gaius Antistius Vetus,
followed by Gaius Stertinius Maximus
Succeeded by
Servius Cornelius Cethegus,
and Lucius Visellius Varro

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