3. A native of Cos, and a descendant of the family of the Asclepiadae, who was a physician to the emperor Claudius, and who obtained from him certain privileges for his native island.
He was afterwards induced by Agrippina to murder the emperor by means of a poisoned feather, which he introduced into his mouth under the pretence of making him vomit, A. D. 54. (Tac. Ann. 12.61