Mucianus, Caius Licinius°

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MUCIANUS, CAIUS LICINIUS°

MUCIANUS, CAIUS LICINIUS °, governor of Syria during the Roman War (66–70 c.e.) and a prominent supporter of Vespasian's successful attempt to assume the leadership of the Roman Empire. As governor of Syria, Mucianus is known to have supported certain privileges of the Jewish community at Antioch. In 69, together with other generals in the east, Mucianus urged Vespasian to become emperor, and subsequently was dispatched with a substantial force to Italy, to secure Rome from the supporters of Vitellius. He entered the city during the last days of 69, and prepared the way for Vespasian's triumphant arrival there in the summer of 70 c.e.

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Kappelmacher, in: Pauly-Wissowa, 25 (1926), 436–43 no. 116a; Schuerer, Hist, 263.

[Isaiah Gafni]

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