Gens: SILIUS  
Created: 19th November 2011
Update:  28th January 2015
Status Republic: Patrician:     Pleb. Nobilis:       Senatorial: X    Eques Romanus: X
Republican Family / Cognomen
Patrician n/a
Pleb. Nobilis n/a
Senatorial none
Equestrian none
Imperial Family / Cognomen
Imperators n/a
Consular none, Decianus, Italicus, Largus, Messalla, Nerva
Senatorial Celer, Haterianus, Maximus, Severus, Tertullus, Valens
Equestrian Aviola, Balbinus, Gratus, Satrianus
Republican Consuls, Tribunes with consular power, Dictators, Magister Equitum, Censors 0
Imperial Consuls and Emperors 8 excl. Licinius Nerva
Notes: Silii Nervae became Patrician under Augustus.. See stemma in PIR S p.271
Literature Birley: Roman Government of Britain p.258-259 (leg leg of II Aug)
Gordon, Arthur E. and Gordon, Joyce S.: "Roman Names and the Consuls of A. D. 13", in The American Journal of Philology, Vol. 72, 1951, pp.283-292
who argues that C.Silius A.Caecina Largus are two separate people. This has been disproved in inscription AE 1966-16
Kajava, Mika: "Some L. Silii", in Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik, Bd. 136, 2001, pp.277-278 on L.Silia S732
Remy: Carrieres Senatoriales p.347-348 on the leg Aug of Cilicia, identifying him with the q of Creta and the leg leg of II Aug in Britannia.
Salomies: Adoptive and Polyonymous Nomenclature in the Roman Empire, Commentationes Humanorum Litterarum 97, 1992, p-148-149 on C.SIlius Caecina Largus
referring to insciption AE 1966-16 calling the cos of 13 AD a C.Caecina, thus proving that this is one man and preferring, as Syme, that he was the son of a Caecinia, 
and not adopted by P.Silius cos 20 BC as Di Vita-Evrard argues.
Settipani: Continuite Gentilice p.393 note 15. plus Addenda p.46 (Caecina) and p.71 (Haterianus).
Syme, Ronald: "Clues to Testamentary Adoption", in Epigrafia e ordine senatorio I, Tituli 4, 1982 pp.397-410 (= Roman Papers Vol. IV, 159-170, see p.167-168
now aware of insciption from AE 1966-16 proposes that C.Silius A.Caecina Largus took the names from the side of his mother, a Caecinia.
Syme, Ronald: "Eight Consuls from Patavium", in Papers of the British School at Rome, Vol.51, 1983, pp.102-124 (= Roman Papers Vol. IV, 371-396, see p.380-381
Syme, Ronald: "The Consuls of A.D. 13", in the Journal of Roman Studies, Vol.56, 1966, pp.55-60 (not in Roman Papers)
who also argues from the consular Fasti that A.Caecina Largus is a separate man, cos suff in 13 AD. However this was disproved in AE 1966-16.
Di Vita-Evrard, Ginette.: "Discussion" in EOS (Epigrafia e ordine senatorio) II, Tituli 5, 1982 p.408-9 (and reproduced in Syme. Roman Papers Vol. IV, pp.171-172) 
argues against Syme that C.Silius A.Caecina Largus is a Caecina adopted by P.Silius.
Changes 28.1.2015 new header, added literature, many additions and details added
RE10
Q.Silius
q 409
one of the 1st plebeian quaestors
RE5 RE6
M.Silius P.Silius
tr pl c.204 tr pl c.204
date very uncertain date very uncertain
end of Hannibalic war end of Hannibalic war
C.Silius L.SIlius
   
not in RE RE7  
C.Silius Sex.f. P.Silius L.f.
sen 129 sen 129
trib Cam. trib Gal.
RE8 RE3 RE11 RE2
P.Silius A.Silius T.Silius Silius
pr by 58 or 52 ment by Cicero 45 envoy 56 tr mil 56 48 in Spain
propr Bithynia and Pontus 51-50 eques Romanus or Q.Sestius
ment by Cicero 49-44
   
RE21 S726 L294 RE132  
P.Silius P.f. P.n. Nerva A.Licinius Nerva filius  
cos 20 BC mon 47 ment 45
Hisp Cit 19/16 Illyricum 16
1~  (Coponia) dt of C.Coponius pr 49   adopted
2~  (Caecinia?), dt of  
A.Caecina Largus  
    2
RE9 S716 L224 RE Lici 137   RE12 S718 Demougin 183 Demougin 257
P.Silius P.f.P.n.   A.Licinius A.f.A.n. Nerva Silianus C.Silius P.f.P.n. A.Caecina Largus M'.Silius M'.f. Balbinus C.Silius C.f. Aviola
cos suff 3 AD cos 7 † a.14 cos 13 Germ Sup 14-21 † 24 suicide trib Men. eques, trib Fab. Of Brixia
monet c 9 BC monet 3/2 or 6/5 BC Salius Pal 4 ornamenta triumphalia 15 IIIIvir at Vicetia tr mil III legio Aug 27-28
procos Macedonia c.1 AD ~  Sosia Gallia S781, exiled 24 curio sacrorum faciendorum praefefctus fabrum  27-28
probably a descendent of C.Sosius cos 32 BC Augustan inscription
    exiled 24 ~  Fabia or Vibia Postuma
RE22 S727   RE4 S714
P.Silius Nerva ignotus C.Silius (Nerva?)         other children
cos 28 cos des 47 48 † 48 exc
Salius Pal 36 XVvir sf ? 
1 ~  Iunia Silana (J864), dt of 
M.Iunius Silanus cos suff 15
2 ~  48 Valeria MessaIina † 48 suicide
~  IMP CLAUDIUS ?
     
S723 RE20 L225 RE Lici 138 RE17 S722 RE29 S731 FOS716 RE12a S719
P.Silius (Nerva) Maximus A.Licinius Nerva Silianus Ti.Catius Asconius Silius Italicus Silia     P.Silius Celer
Salius Pal 38 cos 65 * c.26/28 † 101/103 aged 75 exiled 66 leg of procos Africa 62
informer sub NERO, homo novus mistress of NERO
poet, wrote Punica
cos 68 procos Asia c.77 ~ ignotus, senator
adopt by a Ti.Catius
mother could be an Asconia
 
RE4a S715 RE14 S720   RE24 S628
L.Silius L.Silius Decianus   (Silius) Severus  
? = Decianus cos suff 94 † 94 young
procos curator aquarum p.102
Creta-Cyrene
P602 RE76
Q.Roscius Sex.f. Coelius Murena
Silius  Decianus Vibullius Pius Iulius
Eurycles Herculanus Pompeius Falco
* c.71 cos suff 108 tri Quir
took Silius Decianus name
RE16 S721
(L.SIlius) L.Silius Gratus
procurator
~  (Plautia), possibly a sister to vicesimae  hereditatium
Q.Plautius Haterianus (tr.mil.) tombstone Rusellae
unknown date
 
RE26 ? P466 RE22a H21 S728
Silius Valens (L.Silius Plautius)   L.Silius Plautius Haterianus   ?= [..]sus Claudius (L.?) Silius L.SIlius Satrianus
his name inherited by  q Crete-Cyrene 165/169 Q.Plautius Haterianus iuridicus Alexandria et Aegypt 164/165
Q.Pompeius Senecio tr mil leg VI Ferr ? and II Adiu idiologus Aegypt c.164/165
Sosius Priscus cos 169 ? leg leg II Aug in Britannia
leg Aug Cilicia c.177/8-179/180
   
S725 RE19 RE30 S732  
M.Silius Messalla L.Silia L.f. Pla(..) L.Silius Plautius Haterianus Blaesillianus
cos suff 193 ab Leptis Magna clar vir ab Leptis Magna
niece of l.SIlius or = P466
Plautius Haterianus  
  S717 RE11a
S724 RE18 L.Silius (Plautius?) Amicus Haterianus (Gavilianus Proximus?)
Silius Messalla clar vir,curator, patron of Oea
exc 219 by ELAGABAL ab Leptis Magna, 3rd century
senator procos Asia 230 ?
or = cos 193
RE25 S730 S733 FOS717
Silius Tertullus Lucia Silia T[..]
clar vir clar fem
curator colonia Utica married to consular
3rd/4th century end 2nd/3rd century