Celsus, L. Publi'cius
consul under Trajan in A. D. 113 (Fasti
), was so much esteemed by this emperor, that he had a statue erected to his honour.
He was, however, a personal enemy of Hadrian's, and accordingly the latter caused him to be put to death at Baiae immediately after his accession, A. D. 117. (D. C. 68.16
; Spartian. Hadr.