Catus Decianus was the procurator of
Roman Britain in AD 60
Tacitus blames his "rapacity" in part for provoking the
rebellion of Boudica.
Cassius Dio says he confiscated sums of money
which had been given by the emperor
Claudius to leading Britons,
declaring them to be loans to be repaid with interest.
When Boudica's army attacked
Camulodunum (Colchester), the inhabitants
sent to the procurator for help, but he sent only two hundred men. The
city fell, and Decianus fled to Gaul, to be replaced by Gaius
Julius Alpinus Classicianus. The fact that Decianus had to send men
Colchester implies that he himself was not resident there,
prompting modern historians to place him in London during this
^ Miranda Aldhouse-Green (1 May 2014).
Boudica Britannia. Taylor &
Francis. pp. 243–. ISBN 978-1-317-86629-9.
^ a b Tacitus, Annals 14.32
^ Cassius Dio, Roman History 62.2
^ Tacitus, Annals 14.38
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