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Veiento, Fabri'cius


was accused in the reign of Nero, A. D. 62, because he had published many libels against the fathers and the priests in books to which he had given the name of Codicilli ; and his accuser Fabius Geminus added that he had sold the honours which the emperor was accustomed to grant. Nero thereupon banished him from Italy and ordered his books to be burnt. He is probably the same as the A. Fabricius, whom Dio Cassius mentions as praetor in the reign of Nero. (Tac. Ann. 14.50; D. C. 61.6.) Veiento afterwards returned to Rome, and became in the reign of Domitian one of the most infamous informers and flatterers of that tyrant. He also enjoyed the intimate friendship of Nerva. Aurelius Victor says that Veiento held the consulship under Domitian ; but his name does not occur in the Fasti, nor is his consulship mentioned by any other ancient writer.

Further Information

Juv. 3.185, 4.113, 6.113, Plin. Ep. 4.22 ; Aurel. Vict. Epit. 12; Plin. Ep. 9.13.

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