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

the name of a Roman equestrian family, which was distinguished for the strict discipline of its members, but of which otherwise only very little is known. Among the judges in the case of Verres, one M. Crepereius is mentioned by Cicero (in Verr. 1.10), and it is added, that as he was tribunus militaris designatus, he would not be able to take a part in the proceedings after the 1st of January of B. C. 69.

There are several coins on which we read the name Q. Crepereius M. F. Rocus, and from the representations of Venus and Neptune which appear on those coins, it has been inferred, that this person had some connexion with Corinth, perhaps after its restoration by J. Caesar, since those divinities were the principal gods of Corinth. (Havercamp, in Morell. Thesaur. Numism. p. 145, &c.) In the reign of Nero we meet with one Crepereius Gallus, a friend of Agrippina, who perished in the ship by means of which Agrippina was to be destroyed. (Tac. Ann. 14.5.)