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A'rria

1. The wife of Caecina Paetus. When her husband was ordered by the emperor Claudius to put an end to his life, A. D. 42, and hesitated to do so, Arria stabbed herself, handed the dagger to her husband, and said, "Paetus, it does not pain me." (Plin. Ep. 3.16; D. C. 60.16; Martial. 1.14; Zonaras, 11.9.)

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