Lucius Aurelius Commodus Pompeianus

Lucius Aurelius Commodus Pompeianus (c.177-211/212) was a Roman senator active in the early 3rd-century. He was the son of Lucilla, the daughter or Marcus Aurelius and her second husband Tiberius Claudius Pompeianus, a general and active politically during the reigns of Emperors Commodus and Pertinax. [1]

In 209 he achieved the rank of consul. [2][3] If Lucius became consul suo anno, as John Oates suggests, then he was born in 177, and was five years old when his mother Lucilla was executed in the aftermath of a failed attempt to assassinate her brother Commodus. John Oates opines that he and his father Tiberius had retired to their country estates in 180 when Commodus ascended to the throne.[1]

In 211/212 he was executed by Caracalla, following the murder of Caracalla's brother Geta.[4]

Of Lucius himself, we know very little. As Oates expresses it, "He has a ringing name of great auctoritas, but we do not know if he was capax imperii."[1]


  1. 1 2 3 John F. Oates, "A Sailor's Discharge and the Consuls of A. D. 209", Phoenix, 30 (1976), pp. 282-287
  2. Allmer, Auguste & de Terrebasse, Alfred. Inscriptions antiques et du Moyen Age de Vienne en Dauphiné, Volume 3 (French), p.504-7 (1875). There his name is listed as Ti. Claudius Pompeianus.
  3. Mennen, p. 107
  4. Historia Augusta (Caracalla 3.8)


Political offices
Preceded by
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus III
Publius Septimius Geta Caesar II
Consul of the Roman Empire
with Quintus Hedius Lollianus Plautius Avitus
Succeeded by
Manius Acilius Faustinus
Aulus Triarius Rufinus
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