Sextus Octavius Fronto

Sextus Octavius Fronto was a Roman senator and a military figure, who held a number of offices in the emperor's service. He was suffect consul in the nundinium of May-August 86 with Tiberius Julius Candidus Marius Celsus as his colleague.[1] Martial addressed one of his epigrams to Fronto, wherein he describes Fronto as "an ornament of military and civil life".[2]

Only fragments of the cursus honorum of Fronto are known. For the praetorian portion of his career, he is known to have been legatus or commander of Legio I Adiutrix, while for the consular portion Fronto is known to have been governor of Lower Moesia; Werner Eck dates his tenure from the year 89 to 93.[3]


  1. ^ Paul Gallivan, "The Fasti for A. D. 70-96", Classical Quarterly, 31 (1981), pp.
  2. ^ Epigrams, I.55
  3. ^ Eck, "Jahres- und Provinzialfasten der senatorischen Statthalter von 69/70 bis 138/139", Chiron, 12 (1982), pp. 316-320
Political offices
Preceded by
ignotus, and
Quintus Vibius Secundus

as suffect consuls
Suffect consul of the Roman Empire
with Tiberius Julius Candidus Marius Celsus
Succeeded by
Aulus Bucius Lappius Maximus,
and Gaius Octavius Tidius Tossianus Lucius Javolenus Priscus

as suffect consuls

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