I. Tito Aurelio Fulvo Boionio Antonino Pio paternum genus e Gallia Transalpina, Nemausense scilicet, 2avus Titus Aurelius Fulvus, qui per honores diversos ad secundum consulatum et praefecturam urbis pervenit, pater Aurelius Fulvus, qui et ipse fuit consul, 3, 4homo tristis et integer, avia materna Boionia Procilla, mater Arria Fadilla, avus maternus Arrius Antoninus, bis consul, homo sanctus et qui Nervam miseratus esset, quod imperare coepisset, soror 5, 6uterina Iulia Fadilla, vitricus Iulius Lupus consularis, 7socer Annius Verus, uxor Annia Faustina, filii mares duo, duae feminae, gener per maiorem filiam Lamia Silanus, per minorem Marcus Antoninus fuere.
I. Titus Aurelius Fulvus Boionius Antoninus Pius1 was descended, on his father’s side, from a family which came from the country of Transalpine Gaul, more specifically, from the town of Nîmes. His grandfather was Titus Aurelius Fulvus, who after various offices of honour attained to a second consulship2 and the prefecture of the city; his father was Aurelius Fulvus, also consul, and a stern and upright man. His mother was Arria Fadilla; her mother was Boionia Procilla and her father Arrius Antoninus, twice consul3 and a righteous man, who pitied Nerva that he assumed the imperial power. Julia Fadilla was his mother’s daughter, his stepfather being Julius Lupus, a man of consular rank. His father-in-law was Annius Verus4 and his wife Annia Faustina,5 who bore him two sons6 and two daughters, of whom the elder7 was married to Lamia Silanus and the younger8 to Marcus Antoninus.
- 1The correct form of his name prior to his adoption was T. Aurelius Fulvus Boionius Arrius Antoninus; see C.I.L., viii. 8239.
- 2The year is unknown; his first consulship was in 85. He had previously commanded the Third Legion, the Gallica, and had been honoured by Otho for successes against the Sarmatians.
- 3His first consulship was in 69; the year of the second is not known. He was one of the correspondents of the younger Pliny.
- 4See Marc., i. 2.
- 5Her full name was Annia Galeria Faustina.
- 6Their names are given in their sepulchral inscriptions from the Mausoleum of Hadrian as M. Aurelius Fulvus Antoninus and M. Galerius Aurelius Antoninus; see C.I.L., vi. 988 and 989. Both died before their father was adopted by Hadrian.
- 7Aurelia Fadilla. She died before her father’s adoption (cf. c. iii. 6). Her sepulchral inscription is preserved (C.I.L., vi. 990).
- 8Annia Galeria Faustina the younger. On her marriage to Marcus see c. x. 2 and note.