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A freedman and favourite of the emperor Nero, whom he assisted in committing suicide. He was himself put to death by Domitian. The philosopher Epictetus (q.v.) was his freedman.


M. Mettius. A Greek grammarian of Chaeronea, the slave and subsequently the freedman of Modestus , Roman prefect of Egypt. He resided at Rome under Nero, and died there about A.D. 95. He was the author of several commentaries and grammatical works.

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