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Palfu'rius Sura

one of the delatores under Domitian, was the son of a man of consular rank. It is related of him that he wrestled with a Lacedaemonian virgin in a public contest in the reign of Nero, and having been expelled from the senate by Vespasian, applied himself to the study of the Stoic philosophy, and became distinguished for his eloquence. He was restored to the senate by Domitian, became one of his informers, and after the death of the tyrant was brought to trial, apparently in the reign of Trajan, and condemned. This account is given by the Scholiast on Juvenal (4.53) from the historian Marius Maximus. (Comp. Suet. Dom. 13.)

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