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Caractacus. Several composers have written mus. based on the Brit. King or chieftain who put up almost the last resistance to the Romans, but the best-known work is Elgar's dramatic cantata, Op.35, for sop., ten., bar., and bass soloists, ch., and orch. to text by H. A. Acworth. F.p. Leeds 1898, London 1899.

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Caractacus

Caractacus (kərăk´təkəs) or Caradoc (kərăd´ək), fl. AD 50, British king; son of Cymbeline. After the Roman invasion of AD 43, he led British resistance until defeated in AD 50. He was captured and taken to Rome. Emperor Claudius, admiring his courage, spared his life.

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