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date: 30 October 2020

Aelius Caesar, Luciuslocked

  • Anthony R. Birley

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Aelius Caesar, Lucius, *Hadrian's first choice as successor, formerly L. Ceionius (RE 7) Commodus, son and grandson of the homonymous consuls of ce 78 and 106, was himself consul in 136, probably aged 32; in the same year he was adopted by Hadrian, given the tribunicia potestas, and sent to govern the two Pannonias with proconsular imperium, becoming consul for the second time in 137. After his sudden death on 1 January 138, his son (later called L. *Verus) and prospective son-in-law (the future *Marcus Aurelius) were adopted by Hadrian's second choice as heir, *Antoninus Pius.

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  • Ancient Roman History

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