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3 Annius Verus and Rupilia Faustina had three children, two sons, Verus and Libo, and a daughter, Annia Galeria Faustina. The elder son married Domitia Lucilla, daughter of another patrician, P. Calvisius Tullus Ruso, and of the elder Domitia Lucilla. Lucilla the elder had inherited an enormous fortune, the wealth mainly of her maternal grandfather, Curtilius Mancia, and of her paternal grandfather by adoption, the orator Cn. Domitius Afer. The inheritance is described at length in one of Pliny’s letters.
49 FA MI LY A N D E A RLY Y EA R S In the spring the time came for the designation in advance of the magistrates for the following year, 139. Antoninus was to be consul, for the second time. Perhaps Hadrian intended to be his colleague. Hadrian requested in the senate that Marcus should be exempt from the law which barred him from taking office as quaestor before his twenty-fourth birthday, and he was designated to be the quaestor of Antoninus, now by law his father. In April Marcus was seventeen, and in the normal course of events would not have begun public life until the following year, when he could have been appointed to one of the junior posts reserved for future senators, a group of offices known as the vigintivirate.
Libo Frugi’s wife, the mother of Rupilia Faustina, was no doubt also a woman of standing. Her name is unknown, but it has been conjectured that she was Matidia, mother, by another husband, of the empress Vibia Sabina. If Annius Verus had shared a mother-in-law with Hadrian, this might help to explain his great influence. 2 How Annius Verus had occupied himself under Domitian is unknown. He emerges in the troubled year 97, when an unusually large number of carefully selected persons held office as consul.