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Cameri'nus, Scribonia'nus

the assumed name of a runaway slave, whose real name was afterwards found out to be Geta. He made his appearance in the reign of Vitellius, and his object seems to have been to upset the government of Vitelius. He pretended to have been obliged to quit Rome in the time of Nero, and to have ever since lived concealed in Histria, because he belonged to the family of the Crassi, who had large possessions there. He succeeded in assembling around him the populace, and even some soldiers, who were misled by him or wished for a revolution. The pretender, however, was seized and brought before Vitellius; and when his real origin was discovered, he was executed as a common slave. (Tac. Hist. 2.72.)

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