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Marcus Vettius Bolanus

Roman governor of Britain


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(RE 25) commanded a legion under Corbulo in Armenia (ad 62), was suffect consul about 66, and was sent by A. Vitellius as legate (see legati) of Britain in 69. With his army depleted by the Civil Wars, he was of necessity relatively inactive (Tacitus Agricola 16. 5); but before his recall in 71 he had probably conducted important operations in Brigantia (Tacitus Historiae 3. 45; see Brigantes). He was proconsul of Asia, and raised to the patriciate, perhaps by Vespasian. Statius addressed a poem (Silvae 5. 2) celebrating his achievements to his son Crispinus.

From The Oxford Classical Dictionary in Oxford Reference.

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