Iunius (RE 41) Blaesus, Quintus
Iunius (RE 41) Blaesus, Quintus,
probably a novus homo of municipal origin, suffect consul ad 10. As legate (see legati) of Pannonia he failed to quell the mutiny which Tiberius' son Drusus Iulius Caesar (1) finally reduced (September ad 14). One of Tiberius' preferred candidates for the proconsulship of Africa and the war against Tacfarinas ( ad 21), he was prorogued in the command and broke the rebellion. He was awarded triumphal ornaments (see ornamenta), and was hailed imperator and allowed to accept the designation, the last time it was taken by a private citizen. This was a compliment from Tiberius to Blaesus' sister's son Sejanus; Sejanus' fall in 31 involved his own death.