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Faba'tus, Calpu'rnius

a Roman knight, accused by suborned informers in A. D. (4, of being privy to the crimes of adultery and magical arts which were alleged against Lepida, the wife of C. Cassius. By an appeal to Nero, judgment against Fabatus was deferred, and he eventually eluded the accusation. (Tac. Ann. 16.8.) Fabatus was grandfather to Calpurnia, wife of the younger Pliny. (Plin. Ep. 8.10.) He possessed a country house, Villa Camilliana, in Campania. (Id. 6.30.) He long survived his son, Pliny's father-in-law, in memory of whom he erected a portico at Comum, in Cisalpine Gaul. (5.12.) According to an inscription (Gruter, Inscript. p. 382), Fabatus died at Comum. The following letters tire addressed by Pliny to Fabatus, his prosocer fiv. 1, 5.12, 6.12, 30, 7.11, 16, 23, 32, 8.10).


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