Manius Acilius Glabrio

A consul in 91, he was ordered by Emperor Domitian to fight with lions in the amphitheater at Albano, but having emerged successfully from this he was finally put to death. His execution may have been part of Domitian's general proceedings against people of senatorial rank whom he suspected of conspiring against him; but his implication in the charge of “Judaism and atheism” and the presence of his family crypt in the Cemetery of Priscilla, an early Christian burial place on the Via Salaria, suggest that he may have been put to death as a Christian.