Marcus Antonius Julianus
Julianus had taken over the role from Gessius Florus, who had done a poor job in avoiding conflict. Especially as the Procurator had used the palaces of Herod at Cæsarea for themselves and as a barracks for the Roman troops, he had also taken gold from the temple's of the Jews in the name of the emperor.
It may be that Marcus Antonius Julianus was a relative of Marcus Antonius Felix, governor from 52 to 58. Which would have helped him to have a better understanding of affairs. However Julianus failed in stopping the revolt from becoming a war.
According to the writer Minucius Felix (in Octavius 33.4) he wrote a history relevant to the Jews, but that too is now lost.
|Procurator of Judea
Sextus Vettulenus Cerialis