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