Gens: DIDIUS  
Created: 4th June 2017
Update: 4th June 2017
Status Republic: Patrician:   Pleb. Nobilis: X Senatorial: X Eques Romanus:   Local magistrates  
Republican Family / Cognomen
Patrician n/a
Pleb. Nobilis no cognomen
Senatorial no cognomen
Equestrian n/a
Local magistrat. n/a
Imperial Family / Cognomen
Imperators Severus Iulianus
Consular Gallus, Secundus
Senatorial Postumus, Priscus, Proculus,
Equestrian Euhodianus, Italicus, Marinus, Maximus, Nepot[ianus], Saturninus, Scaeva ?, Severus,
Local magistrat. n/a
Republican Consuls, Tribunes with consular power, Dictators, Magister Equitum, Censors 1
Imperial Consuls and Emperors (Augusti and Caesars) 3 incl. 1 emperor
Notes: Old spelling Deidius.
Literature Alfldy: Gallia Cisalpina (1999) p.321 (Petronius Didius Severus P279, M. Didius Severus Iulianus and his family), p.324 (Didius Priscus)
Barnes: "A Senator from Hadrumetum - and three others", in Bonner Historia-Augusta-Colloquium 1968/1969, Bonn 1970 p.45-58, on career of Didius Iulianus [NOT AVAILABLE TTO ME]
Birley: Roman Government of Britain (2005) p.31-37 (A. Didius Gallus cos 39; accepts that he was curator aquarum while having other offices), p.327-328 (L. Didius Marinus)
Chastagnol, A.: "Histoire Auguste, Les Empereurs Romains des II et III siecles" Paris, 1994
Chausson, Francois: "De Didius Julianus aux Nummii Albini", in MEFRA 112 (2000), p.843-879
Corbier: Aerarium (1974) p.26-30 (3 P. Paquius Scaeva with stemma)
Crook: Consilium Principis (1955) p.162 (133 A. Didius Gallus cos suff 39), p.148 (148 A. Didius Gallus Fabricius Veiento cos suff 3 X)
Dobson: Primipilares (1978) p.284-285 (176 C. Didius Saturninus)
Eadie, John: "The Reliability of the Origin of the Vita Didii Iuliani", in Annali della Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, vol.4, 1974, p.1409-1442 (stemma p.1421+1425+1438)
Eck: Statthalter der germanischen Provinzen (1985) p.184-186 (38 M. Didius Severus Iulianus)
Jagenteufel: Dalmatia (1958) p.72-73 (22 M. Didius Iulianus; dates governorship to 176-177)
Pflaum: Province de Narbonnaise (1978) p.86 (T. Didius Priscus), p.173-176 (L. Didius Marinus)
Raepsaet-Charlier: PFOS (1987) stemma XXXV,
Remy: Carrieres Senatoriales (1989) p.102-104 (77 M. Didius Severus Iulianus)
Salomies: Nomenclature (1992) p.110-112 (M. Nummius Umbrius Primus Senecio Albinus; prefers that he is an Umbrius adopted by a Nummius, not vice versa; followed below; but against this is his use
of Nummius for short-name and that his freedmen were Nummii), p.119 (A. Didius Gallus Fabricius Veiento; the adopted son of A. Didius Gallus)
Sanciu, Antonio, Pala, Paola and Sanges, Maro: "Un nuovo diploma militare dalla Sardegna", in ZPE, Bd. 186 (2013), pp. 301-306, new inscription AE-2013-650 gives the name of a new
cos suff T. Didius Secundus in 102 AD, thus confirming the identity of D76 with procos of Asia Secundus
Settipani: Continuite (2000) p.385-387 (imp Didius Iulianus' family)
Settipani: Continuite addenda (2001/2004) p.32,35,44 (imp Didius Iulianus' family)
Taylor: Voting Districts (1960/2013) p.210 (C. Didius C.f. in tribus Quirina)
Thomasson: Fasti Africani (1996) p.73-74 (95 M. Didius Severus Iulianus as proconsul), p.112 (41 M. Didius Severus Iulianus legatus)
Vogel-Weidemann: Statthalter (1982) p.348-362 (48 A. Didius Gallus cos suff 39)
Wiseman: New Men (1971) p.229 (155 C. Didius sen 129 BC, 156 T. Didius cos 98 BC, 157 A. Didius Postumus)
Changes
RE1 not in RE
(T.?) Didius C. Didius C.f.
tr pl 143 trib. Quir.
senator 129
?
 
RE5  
T. Didius T.f. Sex.n.
trib.Cor.?
monet 113 or 112 tr pl 103 pr by 101
procos Macedon 101-100 or 99, triumph 99
cos Hisp Cit 98 procos Hisp it 97-93 triumph II 93
leg 90-89 89 killed in battle
D78 RE17
Didia
~ (Paquius) Consus
ab Histonium in Samnium
 
RE2 RE4 D69  
C. Didius Q. Didius P. (Paquius) Scaeva
leg of Caesar 46-45 leg or promag of Syria 31-30
45 in battle for Octavian ~ Flavia
 
 
REPUBLIC  
IMPERIAL                                                                          
 
D72 RE10a P126 RE3
A. Didius Postumus P. Paquius P.f. Scaeva
procos Cyprus post 22 BC praetor aerarii c.23 BC
when Cyprus became proconsular province
? ~ Flavia C.f., his cousin
  ?
   
   
   
   
   
   
D70 RE6 Rp1450  
A. Didius Gallus  
ab Histonium in Samnium, q 19, leg pro pr Asia,  
procos Sicilia, cos suff 39  
comes et leg in invasion of Brit 43  
praef equitatus in invasion of Brit 43 (or praef alae as young man?)  
leg Aug pro pr Moesia 44/45, ornamenta triumphalia,  
curator aquarum 38?-49  
procos Asia 49/50 or 50/51  
leg Aug pro pr Brit 52-57, XV vir sf,  
Fabricius Veiento  
adopt  
       
D81 FOS314 F91 RE7 RE Fab15 Rp1451   D75 RE14
Didia Galla A. Didius Gallus Fabricius Veiento Didius Scaeva
inscription at delator, pr sub Nero (54?), exiled 62-68 vir militaris,
Histonium cos suff I 74? cos suff II 80 cos suff III 83? (or 82) supporter of the Flavians
p.98 last mention 69 killed in Roma
XV vir sf, sodalis August (mag 69),
sodalis Flavialis, sodalis Titialis
~ Attica (A1330, FOS127)
D76 RE15 RE Sec8a PIRv1S228
(Aemilia)         (Aemilius) Q. Petronius Q.f. Severus T. Didius Secundus
praeses under Trajan
~ (P. Salvius) ~ Didia Iucunda cos suff 102
(FOS315) ? = archon at Athens 107/108 (from Sphettos)
?? dt of T. Didius Priscus, see below procos Asia under Trajan (Secundus)
     
S136   A414 FOS24 P279 RE36   PME-D7
L. Octavius Cornelius P.f. Aemilia Clara ~ Petronius Didius Severus Q. Petronius Severus Q. Didius Euhodianus Q. Iulius (or Q. Didius) Crescentianus
P. Salvius Iulianus Aemilianus ab Mediolanium, senator? inscription trib. Lem.
cos ord 148 2 ~ Nummius tr coh in Syria ~ (Iulia Ingenua) dt of C Iulius Crescens
or brother to Aemilia Clara ? = M. Nummius Attidius Tuscus praef alae in Germ Inf flamen Augustalis Africa
pr, leg of procos Africa mid 2nd century
     
N226 RE4+9   D77 RE8 Rp1452 D74 RE13 J284   RE12
(M.) Nummius Ceionius Albinus M. Didius M.f. Severus Iulianus           Didius Proculus C. Iulius Q.f. Crescens C. Didius C.f. Saturninus
career unknown IMP CAESAR M. DIDIUS SEVERUS IULIANUS AUG Didius Crescentianus trib. Sabatina from Colonia Saturnia
? 193 exc * 133 (or 137?) in Mediolanium, trib. Ouf. trib.Quirina, ab Cirta soldier in praetorians c.166, award,
X vir stl iudic, tr mil of legio, q cos 157, aedil cand, pr cand, eques Romanus under Pius awards in wars of M. Aurelius 171/180
adopt leg of procos Achaia c.166 leg of procos Africa 167/168 flamen et V vir at Cirta+Cuiculi centurio in praetorian cohort 204
  leg leg XXII Pri in Germ Sup 169 leg Aug pro pr Belgica c.171-175 tr coh, pont local, primus pilus, awards 198/211
V897 RE2   cos suff 175 leg Aug pro pr Dalmatia c.176-180 ~ Naevia dt of P. Naevius patron of Saturnia, II vir (or = his son?)
M. Umbrius M.f. Primus   leg Aug pro pr Germ Inf c.180/1-184/5 (or 183)  
trib. Gal., cos suff c.186   curator aliment Italia, leg Aug pro pr Bithynia et Pontus c.186/7-187/8 cf J284 FOS313 D80 cf FOS313 cf J284
proconsul Africae ca 201/202   procos Africa 189/190, Imp 28. Mar 193 2. Jun 193 murdered Didia Cornelia Didia Cornelia Ingenua   C. Didius Maximus
  sodalis Antoninianus 161 clar fem clar fem equo publico 161/167
  ~ Manlia Scantilla (M166 FOS520) flamina at Cuicul
    alive 193
     
N238 RE18   D79 RE18 FOS312 FOS311 D71 RE9 RE10 Pf295 PME-D8
M. Nummius Umbrius Didia Clara AUGUSTA     (Didia) L. Didius Marinus
Primus M.f. Senecio Albinus title Augusta 193 vir egreg, tr coh I praetoria c.200 (not the praetorian guard)
trib. Gal., cos ord 206 ~ Sex. Cornelius Repentinus (C1427) engaged to cousin proc familiarum gladiator for Asia Minor etc, (sexagenarius)
pont 199 cos suff c.188 PUR 193 (nephew of father) proc vectigaliorum in Italia, proc alimentorum,
proc minuciae, proc familiarum gladiator for Gallia etc c.190
proc Galatia (centenarius), proc Aug Arabia,
proc Aug Hisp Cit (Asturia et Callaecia) 211/212 (ducenarius)
proc Aug Asia et a sacris cognitionibus c.215,
vir perefect, thus either PP or more likely praef annonae 223
adlectus in senatus, clar vir, patron Canusium 223
?? ~ Cornificia (FOS294), 4th sister of Commodus
UNCERTAIN DATE                                                                        
D73 RE11 D82 RE19 FOS316 PME-D9 PME-D10 PME-D13+7bis
T. Didius M.f. Priscus Didia Q.f. Quintina P. D(idius?) Nepot(is or ianus) [Di?]dius Severus P. Didius Italicus
trib. Papiria from Ticinum in Transpadana aged 27 praef coh in Dacia praef coh in Brit from Maur Caesariensis
III vir capitalis, ~ L. Vetina Priscus 2nd half 2nd century 2nd century ? praef coh in Dacia
sevir turmae V equitum Romanorum, leg of procos Asia 2nd or 3rd century
tr mil III Aug in Africa, q pro pr Gallia Narbo, 2nd century
tr pl, pr, patron of Ticinum  
2nd half 1st century or 2nd century  
dt could be Didia Iucunda above