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date: 30 October 2020

Acilius Attianus, Publiuslocked

  • Anthony R. Birley

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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.

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  • Ancient Roman History

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