He was subsequently appointed proconsul of Asia or Syria, but nothing further is known of his life.
When they next demanded that their victim should be burned, the proconsul did not interfere.
In the partition of the government of the provinces of the Roman empire between the senate and the emperor, Africa fell to the senate, and was henceforth administered by a proconsul.
The proconsul of Africa, in fact, had command of the legio III.
His journey to the province was marked by plundering, extortion and the murder of C. Trebonius, proconsul of Asia, who refused to allow him to enter Smyrna.