Calpurnius Fabatus

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Calpurnius Fabatus was an Ancient Roman nobleman (eques) of the 1st century AD from the gens Calpurnia.

He was grandfather to Calpurnia, wife of the Pliny the Younger,[1] who addressed several letters to Fabatus.[2] He possessed a country house, Villa Camilliana, in Campania.[3] He long survived his son, Pliny's father-in-law, in memory of whom he erected a portico at Comum, in Cisalpine Gaul.[4]

In AD 64, he was accused by suborned informers of being privy to the crimes of adultery and magi­c which were alleged against Junia Lepida, the wife of Gaius Cassius Longinus. By an appeal to Nero, judg­ment against Fabatus was deferred, and he eventu­ally eluded the accusation.[5]

Ac­cording to an inscription,[6] Fabatus died at Comum.


 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainWilliam Bodham Donne (1870). "Fabatus, Calpurnius". In Smith, William. Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology 2. p. 130. 


  1. ^ Pliny, Epistulae viii. 10.
  2. ^ Epistulae iv. 1, v. 11, vi. 12, 30, vii. 11, 16, 23, 32, viii. 10
  3. ^ Epistulae vi. 30.
  4. ^ Epistulae v. 12.
  5. ^ Tacitus, Annals xvi. 8.
  6. ^ Grater, Inscript. p. 382