Clutorius Priscus

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Clutorius Priscus (c. 20 BC – 21 AD) was a Roman poet.

Priscus was paid by the Roman Emperor Tiberius for producing a panegyric for the death of Germanicus (19 AD). During the final illness of the emperor's son, Julius Caesar Drusus, Priscus began preparing another, hoping to gain financially. Boasting of his efforts in this regard, he was denounced and condemned by the consul elect, Decimus Haterius Agrippa, and imprisoned and executed.


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Secondary sources
  • Francesco M. Petrini, Considerazioni su Clutorio Prisco e il suo processo (Tac. ann. III 49-51, Cass. Dio LVII 20,3-4), Klio 90 (2008).