Marcus Junius Silanus Torquatus (consul AD 46)

Marcus Junius Silanus ( * 14 † 54 in Achaea ) was a Roman politician of the 1st century AD

Marcus Junius Silanus was the son of the consul of the year 19, Marcus Junius Silanus Torquatus, and Aemilia Lepida. His siblings were

  • Decimus Junius Silanus Torquatus (consul 53)
  • Lucius Junius Silanus ( praetor 48) and
  • Iunia Calvina.
  • Whether Iunia Lepida ( silanization Torquati ) or more Iunia Silana was also one of his sisters is uncertain.

As a great-grandson of Augustus, he was one of the most respected men of the Roman Empire.

Because of his inaction he was called by Caligula " the golden sheep ". In the year 40, and between the years 43 and 54 he is named as Arvalbruder.

Under Claudius, he obtained 46 year-round Consulate, which he initially (Jan. -Feb ). Exercised along with Decimus Valerius asiaticus, then with the Suffektkonsuln Came Rinus Antistius Vetus ( March 1 to 14 ), Quintus Sulpicius Came Rinus (15 March - June), Decimus Laelius Balbus ( 1 Juli-Aug./Sept. ) and most recently with Gaius Terentius Tullius Geminus ( Sept. / October-December ).

In M. Junius Silanus 54 was proconsul of the province of Asia. In the same year he was "the first under Nero by Agrippina murdered List ". Publius Celer (ius ) and Helius poisoned him because he was a descendant of Augustus and Nero also far superior in character and because Agrippina probably feared his revenge for the murder of his brother Lucius.

Marcus Junius Silanus left a son, Lucius Junius Silanus Torquatus, who grew up with his aunt Iunia Lepida.