The CONSPIRACY OF GAIUS CALPURNIUS PISO in AD 65 was a major turning
point in the reign of the
* 1 Plot
* 2 Named conspirators
* 2.1 Executed or forced to commit suicide * 2.2 Exiled or denigrated * 2.3 Pardoned or acquitted
* 3 Modern fiction * 4 References
Gaius Calpurnius Piso, a leading Roman statesman, benefactor of
literature, and orator , intended to have
The conspiracy was put in jeopardy by a woman named Epicharis , who
divulged parts of the plan to Volusius Proculus, a fleet captain in
Campania . Epicharis was involved with the conspiracy and was
attempting to move it along faster; When Proculus complained to
Right before the conspirators plot was put into motion a freedman
named Milichus discovered the conspiracy and reported it to Nero's
Epaphroditos . The plot promptly collapsed as many
conspirators quickly gave up everything they knew.
See also Members of the Pisonian conspiracy
At least 41 individuals were accused of being part of the conspiracy. Of the known 41, there were 19 Senators, 7 Equites, 11 soldiers, and 4 women.
EXECUTED OR FORCED TO COMMIT SUICIDE
Plautius Lateranus ,
EXILED OR DENIGRATED
Novius Priscus, Annius Pollio, Glitius Gallus,
Rufrius Crispinus ,
Verginius Flavus, Musonius Rufus , Cluvidienus Quietus, Julius
Agrippa, Blitius Catulinus,
PARDONED OR ACQUITTED
Antonius Natalis , Cervarius Proculus, Statius Proximus, Gavius Silvanus, Acilia.
The novel by Naomi Mitchison , The Blood of the Martyrs (1939) is set in the months leading up to the failure of the conspiracy.
* ^ Pagán, Victoria Emma (2004). Conspiracy Narratives in Roman History. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press. p. 73. ISBN 0-292-70561-1 . * ^ Tacitus, Annals, 15.51.1 * ^ Pagán, p. 85 * ^ Bunson, Matthew (1994). "Pisonian Conspiracy". Encyclopedia of the Roman Empire. New York: Facts on File. * ^ Plutarch, Moralia 505C