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Sci'pio

36. P. Cornelius Scipio, perhaps the son of 34, was the husband of Poppaea Sabina, who was put to death by Messalina, the wife of the emperor Claudius. He did not venture to express any disapprobation of the deed, and showed his subserviency at a later period by proposing in the senate that thanks should be returned to Pallas, the freedman of Claudius, because he allowed himself to be regarded as one of the servants of the emperor, although he was descended from the kings of Arcadia. He was consul under Nero in A. D. 56, with L. Volusius Saturninus, who was probably his first cousin. (Tac. Ann. 11.2, 4, 12.53, 13.25; Plin. Nat. 7.12. s. 14.)

The lives of the Scipios are given with accuracy by Haakh in the Real-Encyclop├Ądie der classichen Alterthumswissenschaft, to which we have been much indebted in drawing up the previous account.

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