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Gallio, Junius Annaeus
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Gallio, Junius Annaeus, eldest son of the rhetor Lucius Annaeus Seneca and the brother of the philosopher, poet and statesman Lucius Annaeus Seneca. He was adopted by the rhetor Lucius Iunius Gallio and followed the typical senatorial track, becoming governor (proconsul) of Achaia under Claudius (51/52 ce) and consul suffectus in 56 ce. He survived his brother, whom Nero forced to commit suicide in the wake of the Piso conspiracy of 65 ce, but also seems to have been compelled to take his own life at a later point in time (Tacitus, Annales XV, 73; Dio Cassius, LXII, 25).…

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Graf, Fritz, “Gallio, Junius Annaeus”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 13 April 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_08095>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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