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date: 01 October 2022

Calpurnius Piso Frugi Licinianus, Luciuslocked

Calpurnius Piso Frugi Licinianus, Luciuslocked

  • Guy Edward Farquhar Chilver
  •  and M. T. Griffin

Extract

Lucius Calpurnius Piso Frugi Licinianus, was adopted by the emperor *Galba on 10 January 69 and killed with him in the Forum five days later. Born in ce 38, he was son to M. Crassus Frugi (consul ce 27), and to Scribonia, daughter of L. Scribonius Libo (consul ce 16) and great-granddaughter of Sextus Pompeius: his sister married L. *Calpurnius Piso (3), the son of her father's consular colleague. This illustrious family had already met disasters under the later Julio-Claudians. Piso's eldest brother, Pompeius Magnus, was married to *Claudius' daughter *Antonia (4), but was executed along with both his parents in ce 46; a second brother, M. Crassus (consul 64), was forced to suicide during *Nero's last years; and Piso himself had been in exile for some time when Galba recalled him in 68. He was perhaps connected with a doctrinaire group in the senate, and as such was backed for the adoption by Laco the praetorian prefect (Tac. Hist.

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  • Roman History and Historiography

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