to Tiro by Cicero. He was a man of
cultivation, and his criticism was of great service to Cicero, who writes to
him: tu, qui kanw\n esse meorum scriptorum soles.
He did some independent literary work in writing a life of his patron,Plut. Cic. 49.
in making a collection of his witticisms,
and in editing a collection of stenographical abbreviations. He apparently wrote some tragedies also.
Titus Pomponius Atticus.
58. Atticus was born in 109 B.C.,
Nep. Att. 21, 22.
and spent his early life at Rome; but the dreadful events which attended the war between Marius and Sulla led him
to withdraw from Rome in 86 B.C. and take up his residence at Athens,
Nep. Att. 2.
where Cicero made his acquaintance about 79 B.C.
His father left him 2,000,000 sesterces, and his uncle Q. Caecilius 10,000,000.
Nep. Att. 5.
more. This property he found means of increasing by judicious investments, as he
managed the business affairs of Cato, Hortensius