Clōdius Thrasea Paetus, Publius

(56 ad)

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(suffect consul ad 56),

Stoic, renowned for his uprightness and belief in senatorial freedom. He composed a biography of Porcius Cato (2). He at first co‐operated with Nero but, after trying to stem senatorial servility, he showed opposition by abstention. Condemned under Nero in 66, he took his own life in the presence of his son‐in‐law Helvidius Priscus and the Cynic philosopher Demetrius but dissuaded his wife Arria from taking hers, as he had once tried to dissuade her mother, Arria the Elder.

Subjects: Classical Studies.

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