Sextus Calpurnius Agricola

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Dedication to the god Sol Invictus, by a vexillatio of the Legio VI Victrix under the command of Agricola.

Sextus Calpurnius Agricola was a Roman general and politician of the 2nd century.

Calpurnius Agricola was governor of Germania Superior around 158.

In 163, he was sent to Britain to control uprisings in the north. He rebuilt a number of forts, most notably that at Coria (Corbridge). He withdrew troops southwards from Scotland towards the line of Hadrian's Wall to contend with the threats of further rebellion.

There are indications of unrest in Britain around the time of his rule attested by damage to the forum at Viroconium Cornoviorum (Wroxeter) and the burning of a large part of Verulamium (St Albans).

Aound 166 AD Agricola was appointed imperial legate in Roman Dacia.[1] Between 168-169, he was a governor of Lower Moesia.

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  1. ^ Birley 2000, p. 145.

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Preceded by
Marcus Statius Priscus
Roman governors of Britain Succeeded by
Unknown, then Quintus Antistius Adventus