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A'cratus a freedman of Nero, who was sent by Nero A. D. 64, into Asia and Achaia to plunder the temples and take away the statues of the gods. (Tac. Ann. 15.45, 16.23; comp. Dion Chrys. Rhod. p. 644, ed. Reiske.)
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ontinue in the faith of his ancestors, and was rewarded for his apostacy by various public appointments. In the reign of Claudius he succeeded Fadius as procurator of Judaea, about A. D. 46, and was promoted to the equestrian order. He was subsequently appointed by Nero procurator of Egypt; and by his orders 50,000 Jews were slain on one occasion at Alexandria in a tumult in the city. It was apparently during his government in Egypt that he accompaied Corbulo in his expedition into Armenia, A. D. 64; and he was in this campaign given as one of the hostages to secure the safety of Tiridates, when the latter visited the Roman camp. Alexander was the first Roman governor who declared in favour of Vespasian; and the day on which he administered the oath to the legions in the name of Vespasian, the Kalends of July, A. D. 69, is regarded as the beginning of that emperor's reign. Alexander afterwards accompanied Titus in the war against Judaea, and was present at the taking of Jerusalem. (J.
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Gallus, Ce'stius a son of the preceding, the governor of Syria (legatus, A. D. 64, 65), under whom the Jews broke out into the rebellion which ended in the destruction of their city and temple by Titus. Maddened by the tyranny of Gessius Florus, they applied to Gallus for protection ; but, though he sent Neapolitanus, one of his officers, to investigate the case, and received from him a report favourable to the Jews, he took no effectual steps either to redress their injuries, or to prepare for any outbreak into which their discontent might drive them. When at last he found it necessary to act, he marched from Antioch, and, having taken Ptolemais and Lydda, advanced on Jerusalem. There he drove the Jews into the upper part of the city and the precincts of the temple; and might, according to Josephus, have finished the war at once, had he not been dissuaded by some of his officers from pressing his advantage. Soon after he unaccountably drew off his forces, and was much harassed in his
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Marcellus, Corne'lius a Roman senator in Nero's reign, was involved with others [FABATUS CALPURNIUS] in the charge of being privy to the crimes of Lepida, the wife of C. Cassius, A. D. 64. Marcellus eluded punishment on this occasion, but he was put to death by Galba's order in Spain, A. D. 68 (Tac. Ann. 16.8, Hist. 1.37), probably as a partisan of Nero's. (Comp. Plut. Galb. 15.) [W.B.D]
mmander (Tac. Ann. 15.30), and promised that he would go to Rome, as soon as he could prepare for his journey, to ask the throne of Armenia from the Roman emperor. The town of Pompeii in Campania was nearly destroyed in this year by an earthquake. Poppaea gave birth at Antium to a daughter, who received the title of Augusta, which was also given to the mother. The joy of Nero was unbounded, but the child died before it was four months old. The origin of the dreadful conflagration at Rome (A. D. 64) is uncertain. It is hardly credible that the city was fired by Nero's order, though Dion and Suetonius both attest the fact, but these writers are always ready to believe a scandalous tale. Tacitus (Tac. Ann. 15.38) leaves the matter doubtful. The fire originated in that part of the circus which is contiguous to the Caelian and Palatine hills, and of the fourteen regiones of Rome three were totally destroyed, and in seven others only a few halfburnt houses remained. A prodigious quantity o
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Sca'pula, Osto'rius 2. P. Ostorius Scapula, the son of the preceding, fought under his father in Britain, in A. D. 50; and received the reward of a corona civica, for saving the life of a Roman citizen in battle. In A. D. 62, he appeared as a witness in favour of Antistius Sosianus, who was accused of having recited in his house some libellous verses against the emperor Nero; but his services were repaid with ingratitude; for, in A. D. 64, the same Sosianus accused him to the emperor. He was condemned to death, and put an end to his own life. (Tac. Ann. 12.31, 14.48, 16.14, 15.)
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Sila'nus, Ju'nius 14. D. Junius Torquatus Silanus, probably also a son of No. 11, was consul under Claudius A. D. 53 with Q. Haterius Antoninus. He was compelled by Nero in A. D. 64 to put an end to his life, because he had boasted of being descended from Augustus. Tacitus says that he had boaste, of Augustus being his atavus ; but if he was really the abnepos of Augustus, the latter was his abavus, and not his atavus. (Tac. Ann. 12.58, 15.35 ; D. C. 62.27.)