Lucius Pedanius Secundus

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Lucius Pedanius Secundus (d. AD 61) was a Roman senator of the first century. In AD 43, during the reign of Claudius, he was consul suffectus from the Kalends of March to the Kalends of July, together with Sextus Palpellius Hister.[1]

In the year 56, he was appointed praefectus urbi by Nero. Few details of his tenure are known; only that he was murdered in the year 61, stabbed by one of his slaves. The senate, led by Gaius Cassius Longinus,[i] demanded the execution of all of Pedanius' four hundred slaves, in accordance with Roman law. The people demanded the release of those slaves who were innocent, but Nero deployed the Roman army to prevent the mob from disrupting the executions.[2][3]


  1. ^ Not to be confused with the murderer of Caesar.

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  1. ^ Paul A. Gallivan, "The Fasti for the Reign of Claudius", in Classical Quarterly, 28 (1978), pp. 407–426.
  2. ^ Publius Cornelius Tacitus, Annales, xiv. 42–45.
  3. ^ Anastasia Serghidou, Peur de l'esclave, peur de l'esclavage en Méditerranée ancienne ("Fear of Slaves, Fear of Enslavement in the Ancient Mediterranean"), Presses Universitaires de Franche-Comté, (2007), pp. 151, 152.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Claudius III,
and Lucius Vitellius II

as Ordinary consuls
Suffect consul of the Roman Empire
with Sextus Palpellius Hister
Succeeded by
Aulus Gabinius Secundus,
and ignotus

as Suffect consuls