was proconsul of Africa, and was accused by the provincials in the reign of Nero, A. D. 58, but he was acquitted in consequence of his being an old man possessing great wealth and no children (Tac. Ann. 13.52
). This Pomponius Silvanus is perhaps the same as the Pompeius or Poppaeus Silvanus mentioned above, as the names are frequently confounded, and the latter is described by Tacitus (Tac. Hist. 2.86
) as rich and aged.