Lucius Vipsanius Agrippa

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Lucius Vipsanius Agrippa was the father of the Roman politician and general Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, the distinguished Roman woman Vipsania Polla, and another Lucius Vipsanius Agrippa.

The family of Lucius Vipsanius originated in the Italian countryside and was of humble and plebeian origins. The family was of the equestrian rank and had acquired wealth. However, the Roman aristocracy considered them undistinguished and unsophisticated. Little is known of the life of Lucius Vipsanius Agrippa.

The Pantheon, built by the Roman Emperor Hadrian in Rome in 118, replaced a much smaller temple built by Vipsanius's son Marcus when he was Consul by the third time. The name of Lucius Vipsanius and his son are inscribed on the building.

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