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Blaesus, Ju'nius

3. Probably the son of No. 2, was the governor of Gallia Lugdunensis in A. D. 70, and espoused the party of the emperor Vitellius, whom he supplied when in Gaul with everything necessary to support his rank and state. This liberality on the part of Blaesus excited the jealousy of the emperor, who shortly after had him poisoned on the most trumpery accusation, brought against him by L. Vitellius. Blaesus was a man of large property and high integrity, and had steadily refused the solicitations of Caecina and others to desert the cause of Vitellius. (Tac. Hist. 1.59, 2.59, 3.38, 39.)

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