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Marcellus, Gra'nius

praetor of Bithynia, in the reilg of Tiberius, was accused, in A. D. 15, by his own quaestor, Caep10 Crispinus, and by the notorious delator, Hispo Romanus, of treason and extortion in his provincial government. Marcellus was acquitted of treason, but convicted and fined for extortion. Tacitus marks this trial as one of the earliest of those frivolous yet fatal accusations which multiplied with the years and vices of Tiberius. (Tac. Ann. 1.74.)

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