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a freedman of the emperor Septimius Severus and tutor to Caracalla, who was nursed by his wife Euhodia. At the instigation of the young prince he contrived the ruin of the too powerful Plautianus [PLAUTIANUS]; but although loaded with honours on account of this good service, he was put to death in A. D. 211, almost immediately after the accession of his foster-son, from a suspieion, probably, that he entertained friendly feelings towards the hated Geta. When Tertullian (ad Scap. 100.4) says that young Antoninus was reared upon Christian milk, he refers to Proculus, the steward of Euhodus, for there is no reason to believe that either Euhodus or his wife professed the true faith, as some have imagined. (D. C. 76.3, 6, 77.1.)


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