Gaius Calvisius Sabinus

Gaius Calvisius Sabinus was consul in AD 26 with Gnaeus Cornelius Lentulus Gaetulicus. During the reign of Caligula, he was accused of conspiring against the emperor, and took his own life rather than submit to a trial. Calvisius was probably the son of Gaius Calvisius Sabinus, consul in 4 BC, and grandson of Gaius Calvisius Sabinus, consul in 39 BC. His wife, Cornelia, may have been the sister of Cornelius Lentulus, Calvisius' colleague in the consulship. Calvisius and Cornelius were named consules ordinarii for AD 26, the thirteenth year of the emperor Tiberius. This was the year in which Tiberius left Rome for Campania, never to return. On the Kalends of July, the consuls were replaced by Quintus Marcius Barea and Titus Rustius Nummius Gallus. Tiberius' removal from Rome may have been influenced by his advisor Sejanus. He fell from power and was executed during his own consulship, in AD 31. The following year, Calvisius and three other men of consular rank were accused of maiestas. One of the informers, a tribune of a city cohort by the name of Celsus, gave testimony that exculpated Calvisius and Appius Junius Silanus, consul in AD 28.


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