consul suffectus under Claudius, A. D. 45 (Fasti),is perhaps the same as the Pompeius or Poppaeus Silvanus, a man of consular rank, who governed Dalmatia at the death of Nero, and is described by Tacitus as rich and aged.
He espoused the side of Vespasian, but prosecuted the war with little vigour.
He entered Rome along with the other generals of Vespasian, and was appointed by the senate to superintend the loan of money which the state was to obtain from private persons. (Hist.
2.86, 3.50, 4.47.)