Sextus  Caesar   [murdered 46 BCE]

Son & namesake of Gaius Julius Caesar's uncle, Sextus Julius Caesar was made governor of Syria by his dictator cousin soon after Pompey's murder (48 BCE). During Herod's trial by the Sanhedrin for executing captive Galilean insurgents without due process, Sextus supported the brash defendent & subsequently put Roman forces in Palestine under his command. Sextus himself was killed, however, in a mutiny by his own troops, instigated by former Pompey aide, Cecilius Bassus.

References: Josephus, Antiquities 14.160-180, 268-270.
                  Caesar, Civil War 2.20.
                  Cassius Dio, Roman History 47.26.

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