A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology

Smith, William

A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology. William Smith, LLD, ed. 1890

procurator of Britain when the people rose against the Romans in A. D. 62 under Boadicea, was by his extortion and avarice one of the chief causes of the revolt. The Britons commenced the war by laying siege to Camalodunum, and as Suetonius Paullinus, the legate of the province, was absent upon an expedition against the island of Mona, the colonists applied to Catus for assistance, who was, however, able to send them only 200 men. After the fall of Camalodunum and the defeat of Petilius Cerealis, Catus fled in alarm to Gaul. IIe was succeeded in his office of procurator by Julius Glassicianus. (Tac. Ann. 14.32, 38; D. C. 62.2; comp. BOADICEA.)