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. See Tu.lemont, " Histoire des Empereurs."

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