Marcus Arrecinus Clemens (prefect 38)
Marcus Arrecinus Clemens
|Born||first half of the 1st century|
|Years of service||38 – 41|
|Commands held||Praetorian Guard|
His wife is usually identified as Julia, the sister of Julius Lupus; Clemens' sister was Arrecina Clementina, also born in Pisaurum, Italy, c. 12, who became the wife of Titus Flavius Sabinus. His children were Marcus Arrecinus Clemens and Arrecina Tertulla, who became the first wife of the future Emperor Titus. There is a possibility that Clemens was related to the paternal side of Vespasian's family. Vespasian's paternal grandmother bore the cognomen Tertulla and this cognomen was also borne by both his daughter and his mother.
Clemens served as prefect in the reign of Emperor Caligula, from 38 until 41, which he had honourably commanded. On 27 January 41, however, he became one of his Emperor's murderers, also taking part in the murder of the Empress Caesonia and their daughter, as well as in the proclamation of the next Emperor Claudius.
- Brian W. Jones, The Emperor Domitian (London: Routlege, 1993), pp. 40
- Suetonius, Titus 4.2
Naevius Sutorius Macro
| Praetorian prefect
with Lucius Arruntius Stella
and Catonius Justus