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(32—69 ad) Roman emperor January–April 69

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Annius Gallus, Appius

Annius Gallus, Appius  

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(RE 49)suffect consul between ad 62 and 69; sent by Otho against the Vitellians in NE Italy; in 70 he was legate of Upper Germany, against C. Iulius Civilis.[...]
Aulus Vitellius

Aulus Vitellius  

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(ad 15–69),Roman emperor in 69, son of Lucius Vitellius, was friendly with Gaius (1), Claudius, and Nero. Consul in 48, he became proconsul of Africa (see pro consule; africa, roman), then served as ...
Bedriacum

Bedriacum  

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Near modern Calvatone midway between Verona and Cremona in Cisalpine Gaul, gave its name to two decisive battles in ad 69. Vitellius' troops defeated Otho's in the first, but were ...
Cluvius Rufus

Cluvius Rufus  

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(RE 12)the imperial historian, consul probably before ad 41. Nero's herald in the theatre, he became Galba's governor of Hispania Tarraconensis. He first supported Otho, but later declared for ...
Ēmerita Augusta

Ēmerita Augusta  

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A colony in SW Spain founded by Augustus in 25 bc for veterans of legions V and X. It was approached from the south by a 64‐arch bridge. Many monuments partly survive, including an amphitheatre, ...
Flavius Sabinus, Titus

Flavius Sabinus, Titus  

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(RE 169)grandson of Flavius Sabinus, son of the Flavius Sabinus who commanded Othonian troops (see Otho); held his first suffect consulship in ad 69 (Tacitus Historiae 1. 77; 2. ...
Galba

Galba  

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(c. 3 bc–ad 69),Roman emperor ad 68–9. The successor to Nero, he aroused hostility by his severity and parsimony and was murdered in a conspiracy organized by his successor Otho in the Year of the ...
Galerius Trachalus, Publius

Galerius Trachalus, Publius  

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(RE 8) (consul ad 68),Neronian orator, perhaps from Ariminum (Rimini). Quintilian especially praises his voice and delivery (Institutio oratoria 10. 1. 119; 12. 5. 5). Tacitus (1) says (Historiae ...
Hispalis

Hispalis  

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On the lower Baetis (Guadalquívir), was a native settlement founded in the 8th cent. bc. First mentioned in Caesar's Civil War (see Bellum Civile), it was a shipbuilding and trading ...
imperator

imperator  

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A generic title for Roman commanders, became a special title of honour. After a victory the general was acclaimed imperator by his soldiers (see acclamation). He assumed the title after his name ...
Iulius Secundus

Iulius Secundus  

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Among recent orators specially mentioned by Quintilian (Institutio oratoria 10. 1. 120, 3. 12). Like M. Aper, another of the characters in Tacitus' Dialogus, he came from Gaul. A quiet ...
Ofonius Tigellinus

Ofonius Tigellinus  

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(see RE),a low-born Sicilian, was brought up in the households of the emperor Gaius (1)'s sisters, and in ad 39 was exiled for adultery with them. Under Claudius he ...
Pompeius Planta, Gaius

Pompeius Planta, Gaius  

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(RE 103)in ad 69 fought in the war between Otho and Vitellius. He was procurator of Lycia (c.75 or 76), an amicus of Trajan, and prefect (see praefectus) of ...
Poppaea Sabina

Poppaea Sabina  

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Named after her maternal grandfather Gaius Poppaeus Sabinus (consul ad 9, governor of Moesia 12–35), was married first to Rufrius Crispinus, praetorian prefect under Claudius, by whom she had a son, ...
Statilia Messal(l)ina

Statilia Messal(l)ina  

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(RE 45)third wife of Nero (ad 66), who put to death her fourth husband Iulius Vestinus Atticus, was great-great-granddaughter of Augustus' partisan T. Statilius Taurus and probably daughter of ...
Suetonius Paulinus, Gaius

Suetonius Paulinus, Gaius  

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As ex‐praetor in ad 41, commanded against the Mauretanians and was the first Roman to cross the Atlas mountains. In 58 he was appointed governor of Britain and at once began a forward movement ...
Titus Vinius

Titus Vinius  

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(RE 5)influential associate of Galba and his colleague as consul in ad 69, had been imprisoned while military tribune (see tribuni militum) in Germany in 39 on the charge ...
Verginius Rufus, Lucius

Verginius Rufus, Lucius  

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From Mediolanum, consul ad 63, became governor of Upper Germany in 67. He apparently held discussions with the rebel Iulius Vindex and may have been forced into battle at Vesontio by the precipitate ...
Vespasian

Vespasian  

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(ad 9–79),Roman emperor 69–79 and founder of the Flavian dynasty, father of Titus. He was acclaimed emperor by the legions in Egypt during the civil wars following the death of Nero and gained ...
Vestricius Spurinna, Titus

Vestricius Spurinna, Titus  

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(RE, entry under Vestricius)Born c.ad 25, operating under Annius Gallus, Othonian commander in northern Italy (69; see Otho), secured Placentia against the Vitellians (see Vitellius, A.) and ...

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