For the Italian city, see Silanus.

Silanus is the cognomen of a patrician branch of the gens Junia, a noble family of ancient Rome which came to prominence during the Empire.


Important members of this family included three brothers who lived in the reigns of Claudius and Nero. They were descended via their mother, Aemilia Lepida, from the emperor Augustus. All three brothers came to tragic ends.

Earlier prominent members of this family were:

See also


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  2. Lightman, Marjorie (2007). A to Z of ancient Greek and Roman women. Infobase Publishing. p. 6.
  3. Tacitus, The Annals 12.4
  4. Swan, Peter Michael (2004). The Augustan succession: an historical commentary on Cassius Dio's Roman history, Books 55-56 (9 B.C.-A.D. 14). Oxford University Press. p. 203. ISBN 978-0-19-516774-0.
  5. Tacitus, The Annals 3.69
  6. Mackay, Christopher. "Consuls of the Roman Republic". Retrieved 2012-02-08.
  7. Sallust. "The War with Jugurtha". Retrieved 2012-02-08.

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