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Faventi'nus, Clau'dius

a centurion dismissed with ignominy by the emperor Galba from the service, who afterwards, A. D. 69, by exhibiting forged letters, induced the fleet at Misenum to revolt from Vitellius to Vespasian. (Tac. Hist. 3.57.) From his influence with the fleet, Faventinus may have been one of the classiarii milites, or legion classica, whom Nero, A. D. 68, drafted from the seamen, and Galba reduced to their former station. (Suet. Galb. 12; Plut. Galb. 15; Tac. Hist. 1.6, 31, 37; D. C. 64.3.)

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