Phaon was an imperial freedman and confident of the roman emperor Nero. He, with Epaphroditos, Neophytus and Sporus, took Nero to his own villa in the suburban area of Rome were the emperor would commit suicide subsequently.
It's unclear if he was a freedman of Nero or Domitia Lepida, whose properties and patronal rights were transferred to Nero after her execution in 54. A "L. Domitius Phaion" is mentioned in an inscription.
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