Lucius Caninius Gallus (consul 37 BC)

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Lucius Caninius Gallus (fl. 1st century BC) was a Roman politician who served as consul in 37 BC.

Biography

A member of the Plebeian gens Caninia Gallus was the son of Lucius Caninius Gallus, and a grandson of Gaius Antonius Hybrida.[1] Related to the triumvir Marc Antony, Gallus was probably elected to the office of Praetor by 40 BC at the latest.[2] He was then elected consul alongside Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa in 37 BC.[3]

Gallus may have been a patron of the Latin poet Sextus Propertius.[4]

Political offices
Preceded by
Appius Claudius Pulcher and Gaius Norbanus Flaccus
followed by
Lucius Cornelius Lentulus Cruscellio (suffect) and Lucius Marcius Philippus (suffect)
Consul of the Roman Republic
37 BC
with Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa
Succeeded by
Titus Statilius Taurus (suffect)

Sources

References

  1. ^ Valerius Maximus, Memorable Deeds and Sayings: One Thousand Tales from Ancient Rome (2004), pg. 130
  2. ^ Broughton, pg. 380
  3. ^ Broughton, pg. 395
  4. ^ Cairns, Francis, Sextus Propertius: The Augustan Elegist (2006), pgs. 70-71
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