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Gaius Julius Alpinus Classicianus
He was appointed after his predecessor, Catus Decianus, had fled to Gaul in the aftermath of the rebellion of Boudicca. He expressed concern to the Emperor Nero that the punitive policies of the governor, Suetonius Paulinus, would lead to continued hostilities. Nero despatched his freedman, Polyclitus, to lead an enquiry. An excuse, that Suetonius had lost some ships, was found to relieve him of command and replace him with Publius Petronius Turpilianus.
Classicianus died and was buried in London in 65. London was destroyed by Boudicca only two years before, so Classicianus must have overseen considerable reconstruction. His tombstone was erected by his wife Julia Pacata, daughter of Julius Indus, a nobleman of the Gaulish Treveri who became commander of the Ala Gallorum Indiana cavalry unit. It was re-used in the medieval wall of London, and, reconstructed, is now in the British Museum.
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