Petreius Cotta

Peredur, Peter, Petrinus, Petrion, Petrius

A Roman senator who became a general in the war between Arthur and Lucius Hiberius.

He was present at the first battle, which began after Gawain cut off a Roman warrior’s head during peace negotiations. Gawain and his companions - fearful at how Arthur might react to their actions - concentrated on capturing Petreius Cotta to soothe Arthur’s anger when they returned to him; Boso managed to accomplish this arrest. Without their leader, the Roman brigade fell apart.

Arthur was indeed pleased with his prisoner, he and threw him into a Paris jail. An attempt by the Romans to rescue him failed.