The gens Oclatinia was an obscure Roman family of imperial times. It is best known from a single individual, Marcus Oclatinius Adventus, consul for the second time[i] in AD 218, together with the emperor Macrinus. From various sources, we know that he was procurator Augustorum under Septimius Severus in AD 202,[1] and governor of Britain between 205 and 207.[2][3][4]

Origin

The nomen Oclatinius clearly shares a root with Oclatius, borne by Tiberius Oclatius Severus, consul suffectus in AD 160, and is perhaps an orthographic variant of Ocratius, part of a class of gentilicia formed using the suffix -atius, derived from place-names ending in -as or -atis, or passive participles ending in -atus.[5]

Footnotes

  1. ^ The date of his first consulate is not known.

See also

References

  1. ^ CIL VII, 1003, CIL VII, 1346.
  2. ^ Cassius Dio, lxxviii. 13, 14.
  3. ^ Herodian, iv. 12, 1; 14, 1.
  4. ^ PIR, vol. II, p. 424.
  5. ^ Chase, p. 127.

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