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date: 04 July 2022

Cassius Chaerealocked

Cassius Chaerealocked

  • John Percy Vyvian Dacre Balsdon
  •  and Robin Seager

Extract

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.

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  • Roman History and Historiography

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