Lucius Junius Silanus Torquatus

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In the 1st century, lived two noblemen uncle and nephew, that shared the name Lucius Junius Silanus Torquatus who were two descendants of Roman Emperor Augustus.

  • The younger Silanus (50-66) was the son of the elder's brother, Marcus. His mother is unknown. After his father's murder, he was raised by his paternal aunt Junia Lepida and her husband Gaius Cassius Longinus. A respected young nobleman, he became a rival in his youth to Emperor Nero. Expelled from public life by Nero after his accession to the purple, Silanus was banished to the small country town of Bari (Roman Barium in Apulia). Ordered to commit suicide he chose to fight, and was killed in a standoff with his guards.[2]

See also[edit]


  • Suetonius - The Twelve Caesars - Claudius & Nero
  • Tacitus - The Annals of Imperial Rome


  1. ^ Ruth, Thomas DeCoursey (1916). The Problem of Claudius: Some Aspects of a Character Study. Lord Baltimore Press. p. 88. Retrieved Aug 27, 2018.
  2. ^ Van Santvoord, Seymour (1902). The House of Caesar and the Imperial Disease. Troy, New York: Pafraets Book Company. p. 158.