Thrasea Paetus

Updated About encyclopedia.com content Print Article Share Article
views updated

Thrasea Paetus (Publius Clodius Thrasea Paetus) (thrāsē´ə pē´təs), d. AD 66, Roman senator and Stoic philosopher. He criticized Nero, who commanded the senate to condemn him to death. When he heard the news, he committed suicide by cutting open the veins in his arm.

More From Encyclopedia.com


MORE ON THIS TOPIC