Marcius Agrippa

For others with this name, see Agrippa (disambiguation).

Marcius Agrippa (fl. late 2nd/early 3rd century) was originally a slave serving as a beautician. He later became a freedman in some unknown way and then (illegally) started to encroach upon the rank of Equestrian, serving as advocatus fisci (an important official of the imperial treasury) during the reign of Septimius Severus. His impersonation of a man of higher rank was discovered shortly afterwards, and the emperor exiled him to an island. He was called back to Rome by the emperor Caracalla, probably given a grant of ingenuitas, (i.e., an official declaration that he had the rights and legal status of one who had been born free) and he was elevated to senatorial rank.[1] He was appointed by the emperor Macrinus in 217, first to the government of Pannonia and afterwards to that of Dacia.[2][3]

He is almost certainly the same person as the Marcius Agrippa, Roman admiral (likely of the Misenum fleet),[4] who is mentioned by Spartianus "as privy to the death of Antoninus Caracallus.[5]

References

This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology by William Smith (1870).


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