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Acilius Attianus, Publius

Acilius Attianus, Publius, from Italica, fellow townsman of Hadrian, whose guardian he became in ce 85 (SHAHadr. 1. 4, where Caelium is a scribal error). Nothing more is known of his career before 117, when as praefectus praetorio at Trajan's death he helped to ensure Hadrian's position: returning rapidly to Rome he arranged the execution of four ex-consuls (118) who had allegedly plotted against Hadrian. But he was soon (at latest 119) replaced and made a senator.

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