Pescennius Niger in Roman Biography
Ni'ger, (Caius Pescennius.) a Roman commander,
and governor of Syria. On the death of Pertinax, 193
a.d., he became a competitor for the empire, with Septimius
Severus and Clodius Albinus for his rivals. Aftei
his army had been several times defeated by the former
in Asia Minor, he was made prisoner and put to death
in 194 A.D.
" Histoire des Empereurs."