Cassius Severus

Cassius Severus

Titus Cassius Severus (died in 32) was an ancient Roman rhetor from the gens Cassia. He lived during the reigns of Augustus, Tiberius and Caligula. Cassius Severus, a fearless fighter of freedom of speech,was sharply eloquent against the new governmental order, which finally saw him exiled and his works banned after his death.

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