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Sulpicia Praetextata

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Birthplace: Rome, Rome, Lazio, Italy
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Daughter of Quintus Sulpicius Camerinus Peticus, Suf. Consul 46
Wife of Marcus Licinius Crassus Frugi, Consul 64
Mother of Lucius Calpurnius Piso Frugi Licinianus; Lucius Scribonius Libo Rupilius Frugi Bonus, Suf. Consul 88 and Gaius Calpurnius Piso Crassus Frugi Licinianus, Consul 87

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About Sulpicia Praetextata

Sulpicia Praetextata From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Sulpicia Praetextata[1] (/sʌlˈpɪʃə/) was an ancient Roman noblewoman who lived in the Roman Empire in the 1st century.

Contents [hide] 1 Family background 2 Marriage, issue and life 3 References 4 Sources Family background[edit] Praetextata was a member of the gens, Sulpicia.[2] She was the daughter of Quintus Sulpicius Camerinus Peticus[3] who served as a suffect consul in 46[4] from an unnamed mother. Her brother was Quintus Sulpicius Camerinus Pythicus,[5] who was of consular standing.[6]

Marriage, issue and life[edit] Praetextata married Marcus Licinius Crassus Frugi who served as a consul in 64.[7] He was one of the sons born to the Roman Politician Marcus Licinius Crassus Frugi and Scribonia.[8]

Praetextata bore Frugi the following children:

Daughter, Licinia Praetextata who served as a Chief Vestal Virgin.[9] Son, Lucius Scribonius Libo Rupilius Frugi Bonus who served as a suffect consul in 88. Frugi Bonus married the niece of Roman emperor Trajan, Salonina Matidia as her third husband,[10] by whom had a daughter called Rupilia Faustina,[11] who became the paternal grandmother of Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius.[12][13] Son, Marcus Licinius Scribonianus Camerinus.[14] Son, Gaius Calpurnius Piso Crassus Frugi Licinianus, who served as a consul in 87.[15][16] Calpurnius Piso and with his wife Agedia Quintina conspired against the Roman emperor Nerva and the couple was banished by Nerva to Taranto. Calpurnius Piso tried for a second time to escape and was banished by the Roman emperor Trajan to a solitary island and on his third attempt to escape he died. Calpurnius Piso was also placed in the tomb of Licinii Calpurnii. Frugi was executed by the Roman emperor Nero between 66 and 68, because of information brought against him by Marcus Aquilius Regulus.[17] After the death of Frugi, Praetextata brought her children to a Roman Senate meeting in 70 early in the reign of Roman emperor Vespasian, seeking vengeance for her husband’s death.[18] Regulus with his associated political circle was prosecuted by the Roman Senate.[19] After this moment no more is known on Praetextata.

References[edit] Jump up ^ Tacitus, Histories, 4.42 Jump up ^ Romeins Imperium – Marcus Licinius Crassus Frugi translated from Dutch to English Jump up ^ Rudich, Political Dissidence Under Nero: The Price of Dissimulation Jump up ^ Romeins Imperium – Marcus Licinius Crassus Frugi translated from Dutch to English Jump up ^ Rutledge, Imperial Inquisitions: Prosecutors and Informants from Tiberius to Domitian Jump up ^ Rutledge, Imperial Inquisitions: Prosecutors and Informants from Tiberius to Domitian, p.172 Jump up ^ Romeins Imperium – Marcus Licinius Crassus Frugi translated from Dutch to English Jump up ^ Romeins Imperium – Marcus Licinius Crassus Frugi translated from Dutch to English Jump up ^ Romeins Imperium – Marcus Licinius Crassus Frugi translated from Dutch to English Jump up ^ article of Matidia the Elder at Livius.org Jump up ^ article of Matidia the Elder at Livius.org Jump up ^ Augustan History - Marcus Aurelius: 1.4, where Rupili Boni is emended to Rupili Libonis Jump up ^ "Libo Frugi's wife is unknown, but J. Carcopino, REA 51 (1949) 262 ff. argued that she was Matidia. This was supported by H. G. Pflaum, HAC 1963 (1964) 106 f. However, Schumacher, Priesterkollegien 195 points out that Libo Frugi's daughter Rupilia Faustina can hardly have been old enough, in that case, to be the mother of Marcus' father. The only way out would be to suppose that Matidia married Libo before her other two husbands; and was divorced from him (as he was still alive in 101). The theory becomes increasingly implausible." Anthony Richard Birley, Marcus Aurelius, page 244 Jump up ^ Romeins Imperium – Marcus Licinius Crassus Frugi translated from Dutch to English Jump up ^ Rudich, Political Dissidence Under Nero: The Price of Dissimulation Jump up ^ Romeins Imperium – Marcus Licinius Crassus Frugi translated from Dutch to English Jump up ^ Shelton, The Women of Pliny's Letters, p.153 Jump up ^ Shelton, The Women of Pliny's Letters, p.153 Jump up ^ Rutledge, Imperial Inquisitions: Prosecutors and Informants from Tiberius to Domitian, p.119 Sources[edit] Tacitus, Histories Romeins Imperium – Marcus Licinius Crassus Frugi translated from Dutch to English article of Matidia the Elder at Livius.org S.H. Rutledge, Imperial Inquisitions: Prosecutors and Informants from Tiberius to Domitian (Google eBook), Routledge, 2002 V. Rudich, Political Dissidence Under Nero: The Price of Dissimulation, Routledge, 2013 J. Shelton, The Women of Pliny's Letters, Routledge, 2013