Galba


Gal·ba

biographical name \ˈgal-bə, ˈgl-\

Definition of GALBA

Servius Sulpicius 3 b.c.–a.d. 69 Rom. emp. (68–69)

Gal·ba

noun \ˈgal-bə, ˈgl-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of GALBA

: a widely distributed genus of freshwater snails of the family Lymnaeidae that include important Old World hosts of a liver fluke of the genus Fasciola (F. hepatica) and that are sometimes considered indistinguishable from the genus Lymnaea—compare fossaria

Galba

biographical name    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Galba, marble bust; in the Uffizi, Florence—Alinari/Art Resource, New York

(born Dec. 24, 3 BC—died Jan. 15, AD 69, Rome) Roman emperor (68–69). A member of the Senate, he became consul in 33, received command of the Upper German Army in 39, and was made governor of Nearer Spain in 60. Fearing his own assassination, he led a rebellion in 68 against Nero, who committed suicide. After being accepted as emperor by the Senate, Galba executed many important Romans, including some responsible for his accession. His seven-month administration was priggish and cruel, his advisers allegedly corrupt. He reneged on promises to the army; when he chose a successor unacceptable to the Praetorian Guard, they killed him and his chosen heir.

Variants of GALBA

Galba in full Servius Galba Caesar Augustus orig. Servius Sulpicius Galba

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