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Gaius Calpurnius Piso

Gaius Calpurnius Piso, Roman statesman, orator and patron of literature in the 1st century AD, is known chiefly for his share in the conspiracy of AD 65 against Nero.

He was one of the most popular men in Rome, partly for his skill in poetry and music, partly for his love of luxury and generosity. It is probably he who is referred to by Calpurnius Siculus[?] under the name of Meliboeus, and he is the subject of the panegyric De laude Pisonis.

This entry was originally from the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.



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