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Bruttedius Niger
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Rhetor and historian of the early imperial period. As a rhetor, he was a pupil of Apollodorus of Pergamum (Sen. Controv. 2,1,35-36). During his aedileship in AD 22, he was a denouncer and co-accuser of Silanus, who was indicted on maiestas (Tac. Ann. 3,66). Bruttedius Niger (BN) 's undignified behaviour was castigated after the fall of Sejanus; he was condemned as one of his followers (Juv. 10,82ff.). BN was ambitious, talented, and active as an historian (Sen. Suas. 6,20f.); he also wrote about the murder of Cicero (ibid.).


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Alonso-Núñez, José Miguel (Madrid), “Bruttedius Niger”, 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 21 June 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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