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Gallus, Asi'nius

3. Asinius Gallus, a son of No. 2, was a man proud of his family connection, being a stepbrother of Drusus, the son of Tiberius. In the reign of Claudius, he and Statilius, and a number of freedmen and slaves, formed a conspiracy against Claudius. The object of Asinius Gallus was merely to satisfy his foolish vanity; but the plot was discovered, and Claudius was generous enough not to inflict any severer punishment on the offender than exile. (Suet. Cl. 13.; D. C. 9.27.)

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