VII. Laelii Balbi.
1. D. Laelius
Balbus, D. F. D. N., one of the quindecemviri who superintended the celebration of the saecular games in B. C. 17 (Fast. Capitol.), and consul in B. C. 6. (D. C. 4.9
Balbus, accused Acutia, formerly the wife of P. Vitellius, of treason (majestas
), but was unable to obtain the usual reward after her condemnation, in consequence of the intercession of the tribune Junius Otho.
He was condemned in A. D. 37 as one of the paramours of Albucilla, deprived of his senatorial rank, and banished to an island: his condemnation gave general satisfaction, as he had been ever ready to accuse the innocent. (Tac. Ann. 6.47