Thrasea Paetus (Publius Clodius Thrasea Paetus)thrāsēˈə pēˈtəs, d. A.D. 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.
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