Gaius Poppaeus Sabinus

Gaius Poppaeus Sabinus was a Roman senator (died AD 35), who served as consul in AD 9 with Quintus Sulpicius Camerinus as his colleague.[1] He later served as Governor of Moesia from 15 to 35.

Gaius Poppaeus Sabinus was elected to the consulship, with Quintus Sulpicius Camerinus, in AD 9. They served until the Kalends of July, when they were succeeded by Sabinus' brother, Quintus Poppaeus Secundus, and Marcus Papius Mutilus, authors of the lex Papia Poppaea, a law intended to strengthen and encourage marriage.[2]

From 15 until his death in 35, Sabinus served as Governor of Moesia.[3] He enjoyed the friendship of the Emperors Augustus and Tiberius.[4]

During the reign of Tiberius, Sabinus ended a revolt in Thrace in 26.[5] Consequently, he was awarded the ornamenta triumphalia.[6]

Gaius Poppaeus Sabinus died in late December of 35. He is believed to have died of natural causes. He is the father of Poppaea Sabina the Elder and maternal grandfather of Poppaea Sabina the Younger, [7][8] the second wife of the future emperor Nero.

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  1. Attilio Degrassi, I fasti consolari dell'Impero Romano dal 30 avanti Cristo al 613 dopo Cristo (Rome, 1952), p. 7
  2. Anthony Everitt (2006). The First Emperor: Caesar Augustus and the Triumph of Rome. London: Murray. p. 254. ISBN 978-0-7195-5494-0.
  3. Rumen Ivanov; Gerda von Bülow (2008). Thracia: eine römische Provinz auf der Balkanhalbinsel. Mainz: Zabern. p. 14. ISBN 978-3-8053-2974-3.
  4. Diana Bowder (1 December 1980). Who was who in the Roman world, 753 BC-AD 476. Ithaca: Cornell University Press. p. 176. ISBN 978-0-8014-1358-2.
  5. Diana Bowder (1984). Who was who in the Roman world. New York: Washington Square Press. p. 435.
  6. J. S. Wacher (2002). The Roman world. Vol. 1. New York: Routledge Taylor & Francis. p. 101. ISBN 978-0-415-26315-3.
  7. Simon Hornblower; Antony Spawforth (2000). Who's who in the classical world. Oxford: Oxford University Press. p. 319. ISBN 978-0-19-280107-4.
  8. Jurgen Malitz (2008). Nero. Malden: John Wiley & Sons. p. 30. ISBN 978-1-4051-4474-2.
Political offices
Preceded by
Lucius Apronius, and
Aulus Vibius Habitus

as Suffect consuls
Consul of the Roman Empire
AD 9
with Quintus Sulpicius Camerinus
Succeeded by
Marcus Papius Mutilus, and
Quintus Poppaeus Secundus

as Suffect consuls
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