Publius Afranius Potitus

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Publius Afranius Potitus was a Roman plebeian who vowed during an illness of Caligula to sacrifice his own life if the emperor recovered, expecting to be rewarded for his devotion.[1] But when Caligula got well, and Afranius was unwilling to fulfill his vow, the emperor had him decked out like a sacrificial victim, paraded through the streets, and then hurled down from the eminence (ex aggere) by the Colline gate.[2][3]

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 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1870). "article name needed". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology.