Agrippa, Marcus Vipsanius

Agrippa, Marcus Vipsanius born at Rome of an obscure family B.C. 63, and educated in company with Octavianus, afterward Augustus, by whom he was appointed to various responsible positions, which he filled with honor (Smith's Dict. of Class. Ant. 8. v.). At the close of B.C. 17 he visited Jerusalem, at the invitation of Herod the Great, and conferred many privileges upon the Jews of Palestine (Josephus, Ant. 16, 2) as well as in Ionia (Ant. 12, 3, 2, 1-4) and other provinces (Ant. 16, 6, 4-7). He died, B.C. 12, in his 51st year, greatly lamented by his imperial patron. (Dio Cass. lib. 45-54; Liv. Epit. 117-137; Appian, Bell. Civ. lib. 5; Suet. Octav.; Trandsen, Hist. Untersuchung ub. M. Vip. Agrippa, Altona, 1836.) SEE AUGUSTUS.

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