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date: 27 March 2023

Cassius Chaerealocked

Cassius Chaerealocked

  • John Percy Vyvian Dacre Balsdon
  •  and Robin Seager


Cassius Chaerea, a centurion in Lower Germany in 14 ce. In 41, as a tribune in the praetorian guard, he was mocked by *Gaius (1) (Caligula) for his supposed effeminacy. He played a leading part in the latter's murder (41). On *Claudius' accession he was executed.


  • Roman History and Historiography

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