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Rufrius
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[1] (P.?) R. Crispinus Praetorian prefect, AD 47-51

Roman equestrian, of whose activities prior to AD 47 nothing is known. At that date, emperor Claudius [III 1] made him Praetorian prefect, possibly prompted by Messalina [2]. As a reward for his commitment to Claudius, he was granted the rank …

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Eck, Werner (Cologne), “Rufrius”, 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 January 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1025510>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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