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Priscus, Tarqui'tius

had been a legate of Statilius Taurus, in Africa, whom he accused, in order to gratify Agrippina, the wife of the emperor Claudius, who was anxious to obtain possession of his pleasure grounds. Taurus put an end to his life before sentence was pronounced; and the senate expelled Priscus from its body as an informer. He was restored, however, to his former rank by Nero, and appointed governor of Bithynia; but was condemned in A. D. 61, on account of extortion in his province, to the great delight of the senate. (Tac. Ann. 12.59, 14.46.)

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