commanded in Germany along with L. Antistius Vetus in A. D. 58, and completed the dam to restrain the inundations of the Rhine, which Drusus had commenced sixtythree years before. In A. D. 62 he was appointed, along with L. Piso and Ducennius Geminus, to the superintendence of the public revenues. On this occasion Tacitus calls him consularis;
but his name does not occur in the consular fasti (Tac. Ann. 13.53
; Senec. de Brev. Vitae,
18.) Seneca dedicated to him his treatise De Brevitale Vitae;
and the Pompeia Paulina, whom the philosopher married, was probably the daughter of this Paulinus.
It is uncertain, however, whether the subject of this notice is the same as the Pompeins Paulinus, the son of a Roman eques of Arelate of whom Pliny speaks (H. N.
33.11. s. 50).