Gens: LURIUS  
Created: 4th March 2021
Update:  4th March 2021
Status Republic: Patrician:     Pleb. Nobilis:       Senatorial: X    Eques Romanus:      Local magistrate: X
Republican Family / Cognomen
Patrician n/a
Pleb. Nobilis n/a
Senatorial no cognomen
Equestrian n/a
Local magistrat. no cognomen, 
Uncertain n/a
Imperial Family / Cognomen
Imperators n/a
Consular Varus
Senatorial no cognomen, Agrippa, Ianuarius,
Equestrian n/a
Equestrian (mil) Faustus Caecilianus,
Local magistrat. no cognomen, Lucretianus,
Uncertain Lucullus
Republican Consuls, Tribunes with consular power, Dictators, Magister Equitum, Censors 0
Imperial Consuls and Emperors (Augusti and Caesars) 1 incl. 0 emperors
Notes: Family possibly from Reate in Samnium, but Kreiler prefers Aquileia. If CIL-V-879 actually refers to Lurius Varus.
Inscription at Reate AE1992-506: "L. Nonio Varillae lib. Athenioni M. Luri Vari procuratori L. Nonius Athenio filius [fecit?]"
Literature Bur: La Citoyenneté dégradée 312 av. Chr. à 96 ap. Chr. (2013), p.294-295 (§149 Lurius P.f.? M.n.? Varus, cos suff c.40/43; does not accept he can be the 
Varius sent by Caligula in 37 to Antioch after an earthquake)
Cavenaile: L'Armee d'Egypte (1970) p.274 (§1.436 L. Lurius Ianuarius, veteran of legio II Tra in Egypt; possibly an ancester of Luria Ianuaria)
Devijver, Hubert: "A New Papyrus (P. EGYPT. MUS. INV. S.R. 3055) and the Equestrian Officers from Roman Egypt", in Ancient Society Vol. 25, 1994, p.239
(§12 M. Lurius M.f. Faustus Caecilianus)
Fitz: Pannonien (1993-1995) p.143 (§50 L. Lurius Varus, governor of Pannonia c.43)
Francois, Jacques: "L'origine du domaine de la uilla Magna Variana id est Mappalia Sig(Henchir Mettich) : une hypothèse", in Antiquités africaines, 29, 1993, p.63-69
(hypothesizes that this vila in Africa belonged to Lurius (Varus) and was gifted to the emperor)
Gallivan, Paul: "The Fasti for the Reign of Claudius", in CQ vol. 28, 1978, p. 410, 422, 426 (Lurius Varus, cos suff before 56, but under Claudius)
Galliva, Paul A.: "Some Comments on the Fasti for the Reign of Nero", in CQ Vol.24, 1974, p.300-301, 311 (Lurius Varus, cos suff before 56, but under Claudius)
Groag, E.: "Prosopographische Bemerkungen, 3: Lurius Varus", Wiener Studien Band 50, 1932, p.202-205 (proposes that Varius one of the senators sent 
by Caligula to Antioch to survey the effects of an earthquake and later condemned, is Lurius Varus, cos suff. Possible but disputed.)
Hillebrand: Vigintivirat (2006) p.138-139 (§32 P. Lurius Agrippa, monetalis  7 BC?)
Klein: Sicilien und Sardinien (1878) p.247-248 (§61 M. Lurius, governor 40 BC)
Kreiler: Statthalter zwischen Republik und Prinzipat, (2006) p.137-140, 153-154 (M. Lurius, pr procos in Sardinia 41-40, homo novus possibly from Aquileia, if the 
anonymous inscription CIL-V-879 refers to Lurius. If so Lurius will probably have returned to Sardinia c.38-36, since a second post is mentioned)
Leclerc: Augustan Moneyers (2001) p.159, 173 (P. Lurius Agrippa, monetalis 7 BC)
Raepsaet-Charlier: PFOS (1987) p.476 (§576 (Nonia) Varilla, interprets the lady's name in the unclear inscription as a (Nonia) Varilla, not (Luria) Varilla),
 stemma XXXVI.
Spadoni Cerroni, Maria Carla: "L'iscrizione di Lucio Nonia Atenione", in Athenaeum 57, 1979, p.307-310, [NOT AVAILABLE TO ME], cf AE1992-506
Syme, Ronald: "Lurius Varus, a Stray Consular Legate", in HSCP  Vol. 88, 1984, p.165-169 also Roman Papers vol. IV, p.366-370
 (analysis of which consular province Lurius Varus governed, conclusion slight preference for Pannonia, possibly Dalmatia c.43/46)
Szramkiewicz: Gouverneurs Vol.2  (1972) p.415 (M. Lurius, procos or legatus of Sardinia for Octavian 42?-40)
Tortotiello: Fasti Consolari di Claudio (2004) p.523-524 (§39 (M). Lurius Varus, cos suff 40/43? And Pann 43/46?)
Vogel-Weidemann: Statthalter (1982) p.467-468 (Lurius Varus cos suff before 56, cannot have been procos Asia)
Wiseman: New Men (1971) p.239 (§238 M. Lurius, propr Sardinia 42-40)
Changes 2021.03.04 initial version
RE1 L425 Laet467 CIL-V-879 ILLRP1052
M. Lurius (ignotus) Lurius
propr (?) in Sardinia (42)-40 inscription Aquileia, banker mention on tessera 51 BC
ejected by Pompeians 40 tr mil, q, aed cur,
commanded right wing at Actium for Octavian 31 pr procos of Caesar (= Octavian)
? leg pro pr of Caesar (= Octavian)
  ? = L425
L426 RE2 Laet233
P. Lurius Agrippa
monet 7 BC
V p.166
L428 RE4 LP18-9a Laet1046 V p.136 P789
(M.) Lurius Varus Varius and Pontous
cos suff ante 45/46 (? c.40/43) two senators sent to Antiochia by Caligula 37
leg Aug pro pr Pannonia? 43/46? afterwards convicted and fortune confiscated
convicted de repetundis ante 45/46 Groag suggests Varius is L428.
restored to senate 57
AE1992-506 gives praenomen M.
? ~ (Nonia) L.f. Varilla, FOS576
? dt of L. Nonius (Quinctilianus)
L427 RE3 CIL-XIV-3663 ILS6234
Lurius Lucullus M. Lurius M.f. Lucretianus
from Saltus Buruntanus in Africa, trib. Pal,
ment rescripts 180/183 quinq at Tibur 184
probably not a procurator but a financed gladiator games
local official
UNCERTAIN DATE                                                    
L424 AE1996-600 PME-L38bis AE1986-212
(Lurius) M. Lurius Q.f. M. Lurius M.f. Faustus Caecilianus L. Lurius L.f.
senator trib Pap., trib. Arnensis, from Belalis Maior, Africa, II vir at Croton ? In Bruttium,
(possibly decended from IIII vir at Narni, equo publico adlectus, 1st century BC
L. Lurius Ianuarius, veteran late 1st or early 2nd century praef coh in Moesia Inf or the East 
soldier from Carthago 157) 2nd century,
Luria Ianuaria
clar fem, a Christian ?
3rd century
~ Caelius Felicissimus
vir egreg, C130