Spurius Antius

Spurius Antius was one of four Roman envoys sent to Fidenae[1] after it revolted against Roman rule and allied itself with the Etruscan city state of Veii.[2] He, and the other Roman emissaries, were murdered on the orders of the King of Veii, Lars Tolumnius.

A statue of him, along with those of his fellow murdered ambassadors, stood for a time on the rostrum in the Roman Forum.[3][4]

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  1. ^ Liv. http://latin.packhum.org/loc/914/1/0#214
  2. ^ William Henry Smyth (1856). Descriptive catalogue of a cabinet of Roman family coins belonging to His Grace the Duke of Northumberland. Savill and Edwards, printers. pp. 10–.
  3. ^ Livy, Ab Urbe Condita Libri 4.17.1-6
  4. ^ Rutledge, Steven (2012). Ancient Rome as a Museum: Power, Identity, and the Culture of Collecting. Oxford Studies in Ancient Culture & Representation. Oxford University Press. p. 149. ISBN 9780199573233. Retrieved 2016-02-06.