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Bassus, Cese'llius

a Roman knight, and a Carthaginian by birth, on the faith of a dream promised to discover for Nero immense treasures, which had been hidden by Dido when she fled to Africa. Nero gave full credit to this tale, and despatched vessels to carry the treasures to Rome; but Bassus, after digging about in every direction, was unable to find them, and in despair put an end to his life, A. D. 66. (Tac. Ann. 16.1-3; Suet. Nero 31.)

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    • Tacitus, Annales, 16.1
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