Barea Soranus

Quintus Marcius Barea Servilius Soranus was a Roman Senator in the 1st century. Soranus was from the gens Marcius. He was the son of Quintus Marcius Barea, who was Suffect Consul in 26 and was twice Proconsul of the Africa Province. Barea during his time in Africa was based in Leptis Magna. Barea was an influential person in the African Province and had dedicated a temple in Leptis Magna, to the ‘Dei Augusti’ or ‘The August Gods’. Throughout the province, Barea has left various inscriptions.

His mother could be related or is from the gens Servilius and is his brother Quintus Marcius Barea Sura, was a friend to the future Roman Emperor Vespasian. His niece was Marcia Furnilla (second wife of the future Roman Emperor Titus) and his great niece was the Roman Princess Flavia Julia Titi. Soranus was born and raised in Rome and while growing up he was tutored by Publius Egnatius Celer of Berytus.

He had married an unnamed Roman woman and had at least one daughter, Marcia Servilia Sorana, who later married Roman Senator Annius Pollio. Soranus had a loving relationship with his daughter.

Soranus in 52 was suffect consul and (perhaps in 61) proconsul of Asia. The upright and considerate manner in which he treated the provincials won him their affection, but at the same time brought upon him the hatred of Roman Emperor Nero, who felt specially aggrieved because Soranus had refused to punish a city, which had defended the statues of its gods against the Imperial commissioners. During the reign of Nero, Soranus was an elderly man.

Soranus was accused of intimacy with Gaius Rubellius Plautus (another person of Nero's hatred and was Nero‘s second cousin) and of endeavouring to obtain the goodwill of the provincials by treasonable intrigues. One of the chief witnesses against him was Publius Egnatius Celer. Soranus was condemned to death (in 65 or 66), and committed suicide. His daughter Servilia, who was charged with having consulted sorcerers ("magi"), [The word "magi" often took on a derogatory meaning among the Romans, out of suspicion toward foreign forms of cult practice and divination; here it likely means "necromancers." Regarding Servilia, see Richard Gordon, "Imagining Greek and Roman Magic," in "Witchcraft and Magic in Europe: Ancient Greece and Rome," edited by Bengt Ankarloo and Stuart Clark (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1999), pp. 213–214.] professedly in regard to her father's fate, but in reality with evil designs against the emperor, was involved in his downfall. The accuser, who was condemned to death in the reign of Roman Emperor Vespasian for his conduct on this occasion, is a standing example of ingratitude and treachery.

ources

*1911
* Tacitus, "Annals", xvi. 30, 32
* Just., iv. In; Juvenal, Satire III. 116
* Cassius Dio, lxii. 26.
* http://www.roman-emperors.org/titus.htm
* www.livius.org/le-lh/lepcis_magna/lepcis02.html
* www.livius.org/le-lh/lepcis_magna/theater2.html
* http://www.roman-empire.net/emperors/titus.html
* http://www.ancientlibrary.com/smith-bio/0472.html
* http://www.ancientlibrary.com/smith-bio/02769.html
* http://www.ancientlibrary.com/smith-bio/2770.html
* http://www.geocities.com/athens/parthenon/7094/titus1.html

References


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Barea Soranus — Quintus Marcius Barea Soranus (* vor 52; † 65 oder 66) war ein römischer Senator in der Zeit des Nero. Im Jahr 52 wurde Barea Soranus Suffektkonsul, und (vielleicht 61) Prokonsul von Asia. Die aufrechte und menschliche Art, wie der die… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Quintus Marcius Barea Soranus — (* vor 52; † 65 oder 66) war ein römischer Senator in der Zeit des Nero. Im Jahr 52 wurde Barea Soranus Suffektkonsul, und (vielleicht 61) Prokonsul von Asia. Die aufrechte und menschliche Art, wie der die Bevölkerung der Provinz behandelte,… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Barea — ist: eine abwertende Bezeichnung für die Sprache Nara eine Gattung der Familie der Faulholzmotten sowie der Name folgender Personen: Quintus Marcius Barea Soranus, römischer Senator Arturo Barea Ogazón (1897–1957), spanischer Schriftsteller José… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Soranus — (lateinisch; griechische Form Soranos) war Name mehrerer Personen in der Antike: Soranos von Ephesos, Arzt und Medizinschriftsteller (um 100 n. Chr.) Quintus Marcius Barea Soranus, Suffektkonsul 52 n. Chr. Diese Seite ist eine …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Soranus — The name Soranus may refer to: * Soranus, Greek physician and medical writer * Soranus, a Roman god * Quintus Valerius Soranus, Roman author and tribune, executed for revealing the arcane name of Rome * Quintus Marcius Barea Soranus, Roman… …   Wikipedia

  • СОРАН —    • Sorānus,        1. также Deus Sorranus, от города Соры или от горы Соракты вместо Soracinus, обыкновенно отождествляется с Аполлоном. Verg. Aen. 11, 785. Его жрецы, которые назывались Hirpi Sorani, держа в руках внутренности жертвенных… …   Реальный словарь классических древностей

  • БАРЕЯ СОРАН —    • Barea Sorānus, Servilius,          Сервилий, consul designatus в 52 г. от Р. X., служил при Нероне, который ненавидел его, проконсулом в Малой Азии, где приобрел всеобщую любовь за свою справедливость. Tac. ann. 16, 23. Вследствие этого его… …   Реальный словарь классических древностей

  • Publius Egnatius Celer — Publius Egnatius Celer, (lived c. 60 AD), was a Stoic philosopher, who as a result of being an informer in the reign of Nero, was sentenced to death in the reign of Vespasian.When treason charges were brought against Barea Soranus in 66 AD,… …   Wikipedia

  • Marcia (mother of Trajan) — Marcia (about 33 before 100) was an ancient Roman noblewoman and the mother of the emperor Trajan. Contents 1 Family 2 Life 3 Legacy 4 Nerva–Antonine family tree …   Wikipedia

  • Gaius Musonius Rufus — (* vor 30 n. Chr. in Volsinii in Etrurien, vermutlich dem heutigen Bolsena; † vor 101/102 n. Chr.) war ein römischer Philosoph. Er zählt zu den Vertretern der späten Stoa. Musonius stammte aus Etrurien. Unter Kaiser Nero… …   Deutsch Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.