Caesennius Paetus, governor of Cappadocia, was ordered to settle the question by bringing Armenia under direct Roman administration.
Paetus, a weak and incapable man, suffered a severe defeat at Rhandea (62), where he was surrounded and forced to capitulate and to evacuate Armenia.
Both were convicted of bribery, and Paetus subsequently joined Catiline in his first conspiracy.
Asconius Pedianus and Thrasea Paetus were natives of the town; and Quintilian speaks of the directness and simplicity of their diction as Patavinitas, comparing it with the artificial obscurity of the writers of Rome itself.
Like his father-in-law, Thrasea Paetus, he was distinguished for his ardent and courageous republicanism.
Having been recalled to Rome by Galba in 68, he at once impeached Eprius Marcellus, the accuser of Thrasea Paetus, but dropped the charge, as the condemnation of Marcellus would have involved a number of senators.
He was acquainted with their noblest representative, Thrasea Paetus, and he also came under the influence of Seneca.
Paetus and Caelius; also in letters written by other persons, e.g.
Conspicuous among them was Paetus Thrasea, whose unbending virtue had long made him distasteful to Nero, and who was now suspected, possibly with reason, of sympathy with the conspirators.
A Roman force under Caesennius Paetus was sent to restore Tigranes and re-establish Roman predominance.
Paetus, however, was no Corbulo.
She accordingly stabbed herself with a dagger, which she then handed to him with the words, "Paetus, it does not hurt" (Paete, non dolet; see Pliny, Epp. iii.
The life and death of Cato fired the imagination of a degenerate age in which he stood out both as a Roman and a Stoic. To a long line of illustrious successors, men like Thrasea Paetus and Helvidius Priscus, Cato bequeathed his resolute opposition to the dominant power of the times; unsympathetic, impracticable, but fearless in demeanour, they were a standing reproach to the corruption and tyranny of their age.
PUBLIUS CLODIUS THRASEA PAETUS, Roman senator and Stoic philosopher, lived during the reign of Nero.
Hersche, Zwei Characterbilder, on Diogenes of Sinope and Paetus (Lucerne, 1865); monographs by A.