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Petronius, Publius, active 24 B.C.-21 B.C.


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    • Petrōnios, Poplios, active 24 B.C.-21 B.C.
    • Petronius, Gaius, active 24 B.C.-21 B.C.
    • Petronius, Prefect of Egypt, active 24 B.C.-21 B.C.
    • Petronius, Publius, fl. 24-21 B.C.
    • Poplios Petrōnios, active 24 B.C.-21 B.C.
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    • Birth Date

        -0079Dictionary of African Biography
    • Death Date

        -0019Dictionary of African Biography
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Rome (Italy)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Syria
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Egypt
    • Gender

        male
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  • Earlier Established Forms

    • Petronius, Publius, fl. 24-21 B.C.
  • Sources

    • found: Poplios Petrōnios legei tois apo tōn epanō chronōn geōrgois, 22 B.C.? (a.e.)line 2 (Poplios Petrōn[ios])
    • found: Pauly-Wissowa,v. 19, col. 1197 (C. [i.e. Gaius] Petronius; so called by Dio Cassius but Pliny calls him P[ublius] Petronius; Praefectus Aegypti from 25 or 24 B.C. through at least 21 B.C.; led successful military campaign to the South of Egypt and Ethiopia)
    • found: Bagnall, R.S., "Publius Petronius, Augustan prefect of Egypt," in: Papyrology, ed. by N. Lewis, Yale classical studies XXVIII, 1985:p. 85-93 (Publius Petronius [on basis of the new evidence of LC's Rosenwald-Maker papyrus])
    • found: Dictionary of African Biography, accessed March 04, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database:(Petronius, Publius; foreign military officer; born in 0080 B.C.E., place unknown; was a Roman official in Egypt and Governor (Legate) of Syria; third Augustan prefect of Egypt entrusted with the government of Egypt (24-21 BCE); pursued the Kushites along the Nile and arrived at the plain of Pselchis, north of the entrance to the WadiAllaqi, and defeated the Kushite army in battle; routed the Meroitic forces despite a greatly superior number to the Romans; continued unstoppable march into southern Nubia, following the caravan route that united Korosko to Abu Hamed; reached Napata, ancient capital located at the fourth cataract of the Nile, and probably devastated it; devoted to the drainage of irrigation canals to promote the improvement of agriculture, witnessed by an edict datable to 22 BCE, preserved in Greek on a papyrus in the Lessing J. Rosenwald collection of the Library of the United States Congress in Washington, DC; died in 0020 B.C.E.)
  • Editorial Notes

    • [Known primarily as Praefectus Aegypti in the 20's B.C.; often called merely Petronius]
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    • 1982-12-07: new
    • 2015-05-20: revised
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