of Nicomedeia, chamberlain to Commodus, and at one time so great a favourite, that he entered Rome sharing the triumphal chariot with the emperor.
He was eventually put to death through the machinations of Cleander [CLEANDER] (D. C. 72.12
; Lamprid. Commod. 3,
where the name Auterus
is probably, as Salmasius has pointed out, a corruption of Saoterus.)