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Monta'nus

JU'LIUS, was of senatorian rank, but had borne no office when unluckily meet ing Nero on one of his drunken nocturnal frolics, he defended himself and beat the emperor. The assault might have been overlooked, but Montanus recognised his assailant, and begged forgiveness. Nero then compelled Montanus to commit suicide, that he might not afterwards boast of the encounter. (Tac. Ann. 13.25; comp. D. C. 61.9; Suet. Nero 26.)

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