Created: 17th October 2013
Update:  21st January 2018
Status Republic: Patrician:     Pleb. Nobilis:       Senatorial: X    Eques Romanus:      Local magistrates X
Republican Family / Cognomen
Patrician n/a
Pleb. Nobilis n/a
Senatorial no cognomen, Cestianus, Rustianus (?)
Equestrian n/a
Local magistrat. Tran(quillis?)
Uncertain n/a
Imperial Family / Cognomen
Imperators n/a
Consular Nepos
Senatorial n/a
Equestrian n/a
Equestrian (mil) Celer (Marcius Plaetorius)
Local magistrat. Crescens, Nepos
Uncertain Strebianus
Republican Consuls, Tribunes with consular power, Dictators, Magister Equitum, Censors 0
Imperial Consuls and Emperors (Augusti and Caesars) 2 (Platorius)
Notes: No Imperial senatorial Plaetorii, but imperial Platorii exist and have been included now; their nomen is also spelled Plaetorius on brick-stamps
However there is no relationship between the Republican Plaetorii and imperial Platorii.
That A. Platorius Nepos cos suff 119 probably derived from Baetica is due to his early friendship with emperor Hadrian (from Italica in Baetica), they shared the 
same tribus Sergia, and the existance of a local Platorius Nepos from Baetica.
Literature Alföldy: Konsulat (1977) p.175-6, 291,  316 (A. Platorius Nepos Calpurnianus cos suff 160) 
Balil, A.: "Les Empereurs romains d'Espagne", 1965, p.85 mentions an unpublished inscription with a Platorius Nepos II vir at Cordoba.
Birley: Roman Government of Britain (2005) p.119-124 (A. Platorius Nepos cos suff 119; detailed career description; he does not identify the tr pl Pollio with him)
Brennan: Praetorship (2000) p.532-533 (M. Plaetorius M.f. Cestianus RE16; his governorship of Macedon is not fully attested)
Caballos Rufino: Senadores Hispanorromanos (1990) p.249-252 (§138 A. Platorius Nepos cos suff 119), p.252 (§139 A. Platorius Nepos Calpurnianus cos suff 160)
Crook: Consilium Principis (1955) p. 178 (§258 A. Platorius Nepos cos suff 119)
Eck: Fasten der Statthalter 1.teil, (1982), p.359-361 (A. Platorius Nepos cos suff 119 in Thracia)
Eck: Fasten der Statthalter 2.teil, (1983), p.148-151 (A. Platorius Nepos cos suff 119 in Thracia), p..150-155 (in Germ Inf), p.157-162 (in Brit)
Eck: Senatoren von Vespasian bis Hadrian (1970) p.182-199 (career of A. Platorius Nepos cos suff 119)
Eck: Statthalter der germanischen Provinzen (1985) p.164-165 (A. Platorius Nepos cos suff 119)
Franke: Legionslegaten (1991) p.16-17 (A. Platorius Nepos cos suff 119)
Gordon, Arthur E.: "A. Platorius Nepos as Tribunus Plebis", in JRS vol.Vol. 48, 1958, pp. 47-48, believes he is a C. Licinius Pollio adopted by an A. Plaetorius.
Hinard: Proscriptions (1985) p.272 (L. Plaetorius Cestianus RE15), p.393-394 (§58 M. Plaetorius RE11; states RE16 cannot be his son, since he held office
when the sons of the proscribed were debarred from office)
Sablayrolles: Vigiles (1996) p.553 (§15 N. Marcius Plaetorius Celer, tribune of 3rd cohort)
Salomies: Nomenclature (1992) p.140-141 (§18 A. Platorius Nepos cos suff 119) argues against him being a Licinius adopted by a Platorius)
Shackleton Bailey: "Two Studies" (1976), p.123-124 (the Plaetorii Cestiani, possible relationships) 
Setälä, Päivi: "Private domini in Roman brick stamps of the Empire: a historical and prosopographical study of landowners in the district of Rome",
 Annales Academia Scientiarum Fennicae- Dissertationes Humanorum Litterarum, 10 (Helsinki, 1977),  p.160 (A. Platorius Nepos cos suff 119)
Stein: Thracia (1920) p.12-13 (A. Platorius Nepos cos suff 119)
Syme: Tacitus vol. II (1958) p.785 Syme notes that A. Platorius Nepos cos suff 119, cognomen Italicus and tribus Sergia point to Italica or Corduba as home town.
But nomen "Platorius" is Illyrian in origin
Taylor: Voting Districts (1960/2013) p.243 (Plaetorii in trbus Papiria, cf RE6)
Wiseman: New Men (1971) p.251 (§318 L. Plaetorius RE6, §319 L. Plaetorius RE14 and §320 M. Plaetorius Cestianus RE16 with stemma)
Cognomen could indicate a Plaetorius from Tusculum adopting a Cestius from Praeneste.
Zmeskal: adfinitas (2009) p.210-211 (Republican Plaetorii)
Changes 21.01.2018 New header, literature list  plus many updates, incl. adding the Platorii.
RE10 RE1
M. Plaetorius Plaetorius (or Laetorius)
tr pl date uncertain tr pl before 192?
late 3rd century after 242 lex Plaetoria or Laetoria
Plaetorius C. Plaetorius
tr pl before 175? amb 172
L. Plaetorius
L. Plaetorius L.f. 
tribus Papiria
senator 129
(L. Plaetorius Cestianus?)     M. Plaetorius (Cestianus?)
senator † 82 exc by Sulla
RE14   RE16  
L. Plaetorius L.f. (Cestianus) M. Plaetorius M.f. Cestianus
q ca 74 senator ment 66 monet 69 aed cur  67 or 68
possibly a Cestianus since his coins iudex questio 66 pr 64 ?
show an athelete with a caestus  procos Maced 63-62 leg Cilicia (?) 55 
? condemn 51 † p 44
RE15   RE7 RE5 RE19 RE3
L. Plaetorius Cestianus   M. Plaetorius L.f.M.n. C. Plaetorius Plaetorius Rustianus Plaetorius
q or proq under Brutus 42 aedil at Tusculum q in Pontus 48 senator with Scipio in ment 44 in
or son of RE16, in which case ? son of RE15 Africa 46 † killed Att.XV-15
RE7 could be his son maybe error for Cestianus
Curchin 516
M. Plaet[orius] Tran[quillus?]
II vir iterum at Calagurris in Hisp Cit c.33/28
Augustan period
P449 RE2 Rüpke 2722 RE Pollio2 ILS2660 Dobson 115
A. Platorius A.f. Nepos Aponius Italicus Manilianus C. Licinius Pollio N. Marcius N.f. Plaetorius Celer
trib. Sergia, probably from Baetica, patron Aquileia trib. Galeria, patron of Abella in Campania
III vir cap, tr mil  XXII Pri in Germ Sup c.97, q Maced, tr pl (? = Pollio 109),  q and II vir at Abella
pr c.111, curator viarum in Etruria, leg leg I Adi in Parthian war, centurio corona muralis XVI Fla in Trajan's Parthian war
leg Aug pro pr Thracia 115/6-118/9 cos suff 119 centurio in 6 legions, primus pilus I Adi in Pann,
leg Aug Germ Inf 119/120-121/122  leg Aug pro pr Brit 122-124 (125/6?) commanded garrison of 5 cohorts at Apsarus in Pontus c.123
augur, friend of Hadrian ment 136 as possible successor tr coh III Vigiles,
also named Plaetorius (on brick-stamps) and Pletorius in Hist.Aug.
? or grandson
P450   P450a
A. Platorius A.f. Nepos Calpurnianus (Marcellus ?) [Platorius Ne]pos Calpur[nianus M]arcellus
cos suff 160 curator alvei Tiberis et cloacarum urbis 161 tr mil XIV Gem in Pann Sup, tr mil VII Cla in Moesia Sup,
either = P450 or his father, a son of P449
UNCERTAIN DATE                                                    
ment by Balil CIL2-1861 AE1975-274
Platorius Nepos C. Platorius C.f. Strebianus C. Plaetorius C.f. Crescens
II vir at Corduba in Baetica trib. Galeria at Gades in Baetica II vir at Paestum 
inscription not published
ment by Balil