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Anto'nia 7. The daughter of the emperor Claudius by Petina, was married by her father first to Pompeius Magnus, and afterwards to Faustus Sulla. Nero wished to marry her after the death of his wife Poppaea, A. D. 66; and on her refusing his proposal, he caused her to be put to death on a charge of treason. According to some accounts, she was privy to the conspiracy of Piso. (Suet. Clasud. 27, Ner. 35; Tac. Ann. 12.2, 13.23, 15.53; D. C. 60.5.)
A'rria Galla first the wife of Domitius Silus and afterwards of Piso, who conspired against Nero, A. D. 66. (Tac. Ann. 15.59.)
A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith), (search)
Asper, Sulpi'cius a centurion, one of the conspirators against Nero, A. D. 66, met his fate with great firmness, when he was put to death after the detection of the conspiracy. (Tac. Ann. 15.49, 50, 68; D. C. 62.24.)
Atilla the mother of Lucan, was accused by her own son, in A. D. 66, as privy to the conspiracy against Nero, but escaped punishment, though she was not acquitted. (Tac. Ann. 15.56, 71.)
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Ba'rea Soranus must not be confounded with Q. Marcius Barea, who was consul suffectus in A. D. 26. The gentile name of Barea Soranus seems to have been Servilius, as Servilia was the name of his daughter. Soranus was consul suffectus in A. D. 52 under Claudius, and afterwards proconsul of Asia. By his justice and zeal in the administration of the province he incurred the hatred of Nero, and was accordingly accused by Ostorius Sabinus, a Roman knight, in A. D. 66. The charges brought against him were his intimacy with Rubellius Plautus [PLAUTUS], and the design of gaining over the province of Asia for the purpose of a revolution. His daughter Servilia was also accused for having given money to the Magi, whom she had consulted respecting her father's danger: she was under twenty years of age, and was the wife of Annius Pollio, who had been banished by Nero. Both Soranus and his daughter were condemned to death, and were allowed to choose the mode of their execution. The chief witness ag
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Bassus, Cese'llius a Roman knight, and a Carthaginian by birth, on the faith of a dream promised to discover for Nero immense treasures, which had been hidden by Dido when she fled to Africa. Nero gave full credit to this tale, and despatched vessels to carry the treasures to Rome; but Bassus, after digging about in every direction, was unable to find them, and in despair put an end to his life, A. D. 66. (Tac. Ann. 16.1-3; Suet. Nero 31.)
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to accept anyfees from their clients. In A. D. 56 he obtained Cilicia as his province, and there he acted with the same avarice and impudence as he had done before at Rome. In the year following, the Cilicians accused him of extortion, and he was condemned, in consequence of which he lost his senatorial rank. But this he afterwards received back, through the mediation of Tigellinus, his father-in-law; and shortly after, A. D. 62, he accused the praetor Antistius Sosianus of high treason. In A. D. 66, Annaeus Mela, the brother of the philosopher Seneca, and father of the poet Annaeus Lucan, left a large legacy to Tigellinus and Cossutianus Capito, the latter of whom came forward in the same year as the accuser of Thrasea Paetus, for Thrasea had formerly supported the cause of the Cilicians against him, and had been instrumental in bringing about his condemnation. Capito was rewarded by Nero for this base act with an immense sum of money. (Tac. Ann. 11.6, &c., 13.33, 14.48, 16.17, 21, 22
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Nero. He was praefectus praetorio under Claudius, who employed him in arresting and dragging to Rome Valerius Asiaticus. For this service he was rewarded by a large sum of money and the insignia of the quaestorship. In A. D. 52 he was removed from his office at the instigation of Agrippina, who believed him to be attached to the children of Messalina. Crispinus was married to the notorious Poppaea Sabina, who had a son by him, bearing the same name as his father. She afterwards became the mistress of Nero, and the circumstance, that she had once been the wife of Crispinus, was a sufficient reason for the tyrant to send Crispinus into exile to Sardinia, A. D. 66, under the pretext of his being an accomplice in aconspiracy. Shortly after when Crispinus received the sentence of death, he put an end to his own life. (Tac. Ann. 11.1, 4, 12.42, 13.45, 15.71, 16.17; Senec. Octavia, 728 &c.; Plut. Galba, 19.) His son, Rufius Crispinus, was likewise put to death by Nero. (Suet. Nero 35.) [L.S]
Flavus or FLA'VIUS, SU'BRIUS, tribune in the Praetorian guards, and most active agent in the conspiracy against Nero, A. D. 66, which, from its most distinguished member, was called Piso's conspiracy. Flavus proposed to kill Nero while singing on the stage, or amidst the flames of his palace. He was said to have intended to make away with Piso also, and to offer the empire to Seneca, the philosopher, since such a choice would justify the conspirators, and it would be to little purpose to get rid of a piper, if a player--for Piso, too, had appeared on the stage--were to succeed him. The plot was detected. Flavus was betrayed by an accomplice and arrested, and, after some attempts at excuse, gloried in the charge. He was beheaded, and died with firmness. Dio Cassius calls him *Sou/bios *Fla/bios, and in some MSS. of Tacitus the name is written Flavius. (Tac. Ann. 15.49, 50, 58, 67; D. C. 62.24.) [W.B.D]
A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith), (search)
B. J. 2.14), whom Tacitus confirms (Hist. 5.10), expressly attributes the last war of the Jews with Rome to Florus, and says that he purposely kindled the rebellion in order to cover the enormities of his government. At Caesareia, where in A. D. 65-66, in the second year of Florus' administration, the insurrection broke out, the Jewish citizens bribed him with eight talents, to secure them ingress into their own synagogue. Florus took the money, and immediately quitted Caesareia, abandoning the romise of milder treatment, while Florus stood at the proconsul's side, deriding the suppliants, and on his departure ostentatiously escorted him from Jerusalem to Antioch. Hatred to Florus, rather than to Rome, rendered all Agrippa's efforts in A. D. 66, to prevent the rebellion of the Jews ineffectual, and, after it broke out, all parties represented Florus as its principal cause. It is doubtful whether Florus perished in the insurrection or escaped. His death is recorded by Suetonius (Vespas.
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