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Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature


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Gal´lio. Junius Annaeus Gallio, elder brother of Seneca the philosopher. His name was originally M. Ann. Novatus, but changed to Jun. Ann. Gallio in consequence of his adoption by Jun. Gallio the rhetorician. Seneca dedicated to him is treatise De Vita Beata, and in the preface to the fourth book of his Naturales Quæstiones describes him as a man universally beloved; and who, while exempt from all other vices, especially abhorred flattery. According to Eusebius, he committed suicide before the death of Seneca; but Tacitus speaks of him as alive after that event, and Dion Cassius states that he was put to death by order of Nero. He was Proconsul of Achaia () under the Emperor Claudius, when Paul first visited Corinth, and nobly refused to abet the persecution raised by the Jews against the Apostle. Dr. Lardner has noticed the strict accuracy of Luke in giving him this designation, which is obscured in the Auth. Vers. by the use of the term deputy.





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Kitto, John, ed. Entry for 'Gallio'. "Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature".

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