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British ruler, widow of  Prasutagus, client king of the  Iceni. In AD 60 [1. 56] B. led a bloody revolt (Tac. Ann. 14,31ff.; Agr. 15f.; Cass. Dio Epit. 62,1ff.) against Rome, devastated the Colonia Camulodunum and the cities of Verulamium and Londinium. The legate of the ninth legion, Q.  Petillius Cerialis, suffered a severe defeat. The cause of the revolt was the ill-considered behaviour of the procurator, Decianus Catus, who after Prasutagus' death harshly confiscated the property, to which Nero was supposed to be joint heir.…

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Kunst, Christiane (Potsdam), “Boudicca”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 27 February 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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