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Clodius Albinus, Decimus (d. 197), Roman governor of Britain  

Malcolm Todd

Clodius Albinus, Decimus (d. 197), Roman governor of Britain, was reportedly born into a noble family at Hadrumetum in the province of Africa Proconsularis (modern Tunisia). Albinus held a major military command in Dacia, on the lower Danube, early in the 180s, and possibly served as governor of ...

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Julius Agricola, Gnaeus [known as Agricola] (ad 40–93), Roman governor of Britain  

Malcolm Todd

Julius Agricola, Gnaeus [known as Agricola] (ad 40–93), Roman governor of Britain, was born of provincial stock on 13 June ad 40 at Forum Julii (Fréjus) in the Roman province of Gallia Narbonensis (Provence). His native city had been founded as a settlement of Roman citizens by ...

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Julius Classicianus [Julius Alpinus Classicianus], Gaius (fl. c. ad 60), procurator of Britain  

A. R. Birley

Julius Classicianus [Julius Alpinus Classicianus], Gaius (fl. c. ad 60), procurator of Britain, was married to Julia Pacata, daughter of Julius Indus; he died in office at an unknown date and was buried in London by his widow. To judge from his names and from what may be inferred about his wife, ...

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Julius Frontinus, Sextus (d. 103/4), Roman governor of Britain  

A. R. Birley

Julius Frontinus, Sextus (d. 103/4), Roman governor of Britain, held that appointment from ad 73 or 74 to 77. His service in Britain is attested only by a single sentence in Tacitus's Agricola, and his date of birth, origin, and early career are unknown. But as the author of a work on land-surveying (...

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Lollius Urbicus, Quintus (b. after 100?, d. after 150), Roman governor of Britain  

David J. Breeze

Lollius Urbicus, Quintus (b. after 100?, d. after 150), Roman governor of Britain, was born near Cirta in the province of Numidia (eastern Algeria), in north Africa, probably shortly after 100. He appears to have been the second of the three known sons of ...

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Martinus (d. 353/4), Roman administrator  

R. S. O. Tomlin

Martinus (d. 353/4), Roman administrator, was vicarius of the Britains, the head of the Roman civil administration: the ‘vicar’ or deputy of the praetorian prefects supervised the governors of the four provinces into which Roman Britain was now divided. Nothing is known of his origins or connections (the name is a common one), nor of his previous career. Only the manner of his death is known, in an episode recorded by the late-Roman historian ...

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Ostorius Scapula, Publius (d. ad 52), Roman governor of Britain  

A. R. Birley

Ostorius Scapula, Publius (d. ad 52), Roman governor of Britain, died in the province. His date of birth is unknown, but was probably about 1 bc at the earliest. His father, of the same names as himself, was a high-ranking Roman knight, who became prefect of ...

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Petillius Cerialis [Petillius Cerialis Caesius Rufus], Quintus (fl. c. ad 60–c. 74), Roman governor of Britain  

A. R. Birley

Petillius Cerialis [Petillius Cerialis Caesius Rufus], Quintus (fl. c. ad 60–c. 74), Roman governor of Britain, was related by marriage to the emperor Vespasian, almost certainly as the husband of Vespasian's only daughter, Flavia Domitilla. The consul of ad 83, Quintus Petillius Rufus...

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Platorius Nepos, Aulus (fl. 119–c. 125), Roman governor of Britain  

Stephen Johnson

Platorius Nepos, Aulus (fl. 119–c. 125), Roman governor of Britain, whose full name was Aulus Platorius Nepos Aponius Italicus Manilianus Gaius Licinius Pollio, was the governor of the Roman province of Britain between 122 and c.125. He is chiefly known, in consequence, as the person in charge of construction work on ...