Gaius Sallustius Crispus Passienus

Gaius Sallustius Crispus Passienus

Gaius Sallustius Passienus Crispus was a prominent figure in the Roman Empire during the 1st century. He was the adopted grandson and biological great, great nephew of the historian Sallust.

He was known for his power, wealth, influence and was married twice. He was consul in 27 and 44. His first marriage was to Roman Emperor Augustus’ great niece Domitia in 33. In February/March 41, he was asked by the Emperor Claudius, to divorce his cousin and marry his niece Agrippina the Younger. Agrippina had recently lost her husband to illness, had returned from exile and had a young son to care for.

Passienus agreed and married later that year to Agrippina the Younger. His stepson was Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus, who would later become the Roman Emperor Nero. Passienus died in 47, possibly from poisoning by his wife.

Passienus was an intelligent, humble and witty person, famous for his epigram "that there had never been a better slave or a worse master", referring to the Emperor Tiberius and his heir, Caligula. His words survive in the works of Tacitus.

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Gaius Sallustius Crispus Passienus — war ein prominenter römischer Senator in der ersten Hälfte des 1. Jahrhunderts n. Chr. Er stammte aus Visellium und war Sohn von Lucius Passienus Rufus (Konsul 4 v. Chr.) und der adoptierte Enkel und biologische Großgroßneffe des Historikers… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Gaius — Gaius, alternately spelled Caius, was a common Roman praenomen. It is abbreviated C.; the abbreviation goes back to before the Roman alphabet distinguished between C and G.In classical times, the name was pronounced in three syllables, Gāius… …   Wikipedia

  • Список римских консулов — Список содержит имена и даты полномочий древнеримских магистратов эпонимов (по которым назывались года): консулов, децемвиров, диктаторов и военных трибунов с консульской властью. Эпонимами в Риме, очевидно, являлись также и интеррексы, однако из …   Википедия

  • Список консулов Римской империи — Консульская процессия. Штучная мозаика из римской базилики Юния Басса (IV век). Список консулов …   Википедия

  • Liste der Biografien/Sal — Biografien: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Sallust (disambiguation) — The names Sallustius/Saloustios and their vernacular variants Sallust(e) have been borne by many people: * Sallust or Gaius Sallustius Crispus, historian of the 1st century BCE **Gardens of Sallust * Gaius Sallustius Crispus Passienus, 1st… …   Wikipedia

  • Agrippina die jüngere — Agrippina die Jüngere; Büste im Römisch Germanischen Museum Köln Iulia Agrippina (* …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Agrippina minor — Agrippina die Jüngere Agrippina die Jüngere; Büste im Römisch Germanischen Museum Köln Iulia Agrippina (* …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Domitia (Tante Neros) — Domitia (* um 19 v. Chr.; † 59 n. Chr.) war eine römische Adlige. Leben Domitia war das älteste Kind Antonias der Älteren und des Konsuls Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus; außerdem war sie die Großnichte des Kaisers Augustus sowie die Schwester der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Agrippina the Younger — Julio Claudian dynasty caption=Roman aureus depicting Agrippina and Claudius, c. 50/54. Julia Agrippina; known as Agrippina Minor ( Latin for the ‘younger’ , Classical Latin: IVLIA•AGRIPPINA; from the year 50, called IVLIA•AVGVSTA•AGRIPPINA… …   Wikipedia