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date: 30 November 2022

Sosius, Gaiuslocked

, Roman politician and general

Sosius, Gaiuslocked

, Roman politician and general
  • Christopher Pelling


He served Antony (M. *Antonius (2)) as quaestor c.39 bce, was appointed by him governor of Syria and Cilicia in 38, captured Jerusalem and installed *Herod (1) as king in 37, and celebrated a triumph in September 34. In 32 he and Cn. *Domitius Ahenobarbus (4) were consuls. Early in the year Sosius launched a public attack on Octavian (see augustus), who responded vigorously, and the consuls and many senators fled to Antony. Sosius fought in the *Actium campaign, commanding the left wing of the fleet in the battle, and was subsequently pardoned by Octavian at the instance of L. *Arruntius (1). He restored the temple of *Apollo in the Campus Martius, and attended the *Secular Games of 17 bce as quindecimuir sacris faciundis.


  • Roman History and Historiography

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