Lucius Cornelius Chrysogonus

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Lucius Cornelius Chrysogonus (died 80 BC) was a Greek freedman of Lucius Cornelius Sulla whom Sulla put in charge of the proscriptions of 82 BC. He purchased the property of the proscribed Sextus Roscius Amerinus, worth 250 talents, for 2,000 denarii. Chrysogonus then accused Roscius's son, Sextus Roscius, of murdering his father.[1] In 80 BC Chrysogonus was in turn accused of corruption by Marcus Tullius Cicero, who was defending Sextus Roscius during his trial. Very little is known of Chrysogonus after the trial.[citation needed]

In popular culture[edit]


  1. ^ Smith, pg. 702


  • Smith, William, A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, Vol. I (1880).