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Vibidius Virro
(80 words)

[German version]

Homo novus, perhaps from Corfinium. No later than 9 BC he was a member of the Senate (Frontin. Aq. 129). Tiberius [1] made him, together with others, leave the Senate, since he had become impoverished by his way of life and no longer owned the minimum required for a Senator (Tac. Ann. 2,48,3). His daughter was Vibidia.


R. Syme, Ten Studies in Tacitus, 1970, 76 f.

T. P. Wiseman, New Men in the Roman Senate, 1971, 273.

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Eck, Werner (Cologne), “Vibidius Virro”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 31 May 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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