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date: 09 December 2022

Aemilius Laetus, Quintuslocked

, Praetorian prefect, 190–193 ce

Aemilius Laetus, Quintuslocked

, Praetorian prefect, 190–193 ce
  • Andrew Robert Burn

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Aemilius Laetus, Quintus praetorian prefect CE 190–3, from Thaenae in Africa. Appointed after the downfall of M. *Aurelius Cleander, Laetus was responsible for L. *Septimius Severus becoming governor of Upper Pannonia in 191. Obliged to attend *Commodus' gladiatorial performances, which aroused increasing alarm, Laetus organized, with Commodus' concubine *Marcia and chamberlain Eclectus, Commodus' murder and replacement by *Pertinax (31 December 192).

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  • Roman History and Historiography

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