Marcus Atius Balbus

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Marcus Atius Balbus
Born105 BC
Atia Balba "Tertia"
Parents (mother)

Marcus Atius Balbus (105 – 51 BC) was a 1st-century BC Roman who served as a

Roman Emperor

Early life

Balbus was born and raised in

Aricia into a political family and was the son and heir of the elder Marcus Atius Balbus (148 – 87 BC). His mother was Pompeia, the sister to consul Gnaeus Pompeius Strabo, father of Pompey Magnus, a member of the First Triumvirate with Julius Caesar and Marcus Licinius Crassus

The family of the elder Balbus came from a



During the consulship of Julius Caesar in 59 BC, Balbus was appointed along with Pompey to a board of commissioners under a

Julian Law to divide estates in Campania among the commoners. Cicero
stated that Pompey would say as a joke about Balbus, that he was not a person of any importance.

Personal life

He married

Another Atia, who was married to a Gaius Junius Silanus, has been speculated to have existed by Madvig and Syme.[3][4] This Atia may have been a granddaughter of Balbus and Julia through their son and his marriage to a Claudia.[5]


Balbus died in 51 BC.

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