The most celebrated of the Latin adapters is Phaedrus, a freedman of Augustus.
Owing to the discovery of inscriptions relating to the Gens Vitruvia at Formiae in Campania (Mola di Gaeta), it has been suggested that he was a native of that city, and he has been less reasonably connected with Verona on the strength of an existing arch of the 3rd century, which is inscribed with the name of a later architect of the same family name -- "Lucius Vitruvius Cerdo, a freedman of Lucius."
As a boy he was a slave in the house of Epaphroditus, a freedman and courtier of the emperor Nero.
He managed, however, to attend the lectures of the Stoic Musonius Rufus, and subsequently became a freedman.
Wiley University was founded in 1873 by the Freedman's Aid Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and Bishop College, was founded in 1881 by the American Baptist Home Mission Society and incorporated in 1885.