), a slave of Agrippa Postumus, whose person very much resembled his master's, and who availed himself of this resemblance, after the murder of the latter on the accession of Tiberius in A. D. 14, to personate the character of Agrippa. Great numbers joined him in Italy; he was generally believed at Rome to be the grandson of Tiberius ; and a formidable insurrection would probably have broken out, had not Tiberius contrived to have him apprehended secretly.
The emperor did not venture upon a public execution, but commanded him to be slain in a private part of the palace.
This was in A. D. 16. (Tac. Ann. 2.39
; D. C. 57.16
; comp. Suet. Tib. 25