Claudius Cogidubnus, Tiberius

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Client king of the British Atrebates c. ad 43–75. Tacitus notes his loyalty, rewarded by rule over additional civitates. An inscription from Chichester dedicating a temple to Neptune and Minerva records his title Rex magnus Brit(anniae), ‘Great King of Brit(ain)’. There are many signs of his successful philo‐Roman policy. The Fishbourne villa may have been built for his old age. The cīvitās Rēg(ī)nōrum (see reg(i)ni) derives its name from his kingdom. See romanization, In the west.

Subjects: Classical Studies.

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