Quintus Aelius Tubero

Not to be confused with Quintus Aelius Tubero (Stoic), an orator, pupil of Panaetius, and a tribunate in 130 BC.

Quintus Aelius Tubero (b. 74 BC - fl. 11 BC) was a Roman jurist, statesman and writer. He may have been a Roman consul with Paullus Fabius Maximus in 11 BC.[1]

He was the son of Lucius Aelius Tubero, a friend of Cicero. In 48, he fought with the Pomperians at Pharsalus.[2] In 44 BC, he made a speech against Cicero in Pro Ligario, who was defending Ligarius. Tubero failed in his conviction of Ligarius and thus abandoned oratory. Thereafter, he began studying civil law under Aulus Ofilius.[3]

He married a daughter of Servius Sulpicius Rufus. With her, he had a daughter of his own who would become the mother of the jurist C. Cassius Longinus.[4] He was also possibly the father of Sextus Aelius Catus, the consul in 4 AD. If so, his granddaughter was Aelia Paetina, future wife of Emperor Claudius in 28 AD.

He may have penned a series of histories encompassing the entire Roman narrative in at least 14 books. As the author of these works has been given the name of 'Aelius Tubero', it potentially could have been the work of his father, Lucius Aelius Tubero.[5] This writer modeled their style after Valerius Antias and Licinius Macer. The work was later cited by Livy and Dionysius of Halicarnassus.



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Political offices
Preceded by
Marcus Valerius Messalla Appianus,
and Publius Sulpicius Quirinius
Consul of the Roman Empire
with Paullus Fabius Maximus
Succeeded by
Africanus Fabius Maximus,
and Iullus Antonius

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