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M. Aburius 2. M. Aburius, tribune of the plebs, B. C. 187, opposed M. Fulvius the proconsul in his petition for a triumph, but withdrew his opposition chiefly through the influence of his colleague Ti. Gracchus. (Liv. 39.4. 5.) He was praetor peregrinus, B. C. 176. (Liv. 41.18. 19.)
Aebu'tia Gens contained two families, the names of which are CARUS and ELVA. The former was plebeian, the latter patrician; but the gens was originally patrician. Cornicen does not seem to have been a family-name, but only a surname given to Postumus Aebutius Elva, who was consul in B. C. 442. This gens was distinguished in the early ages, but from the time of the above-mentioned Aebutius Elva, no patrician member of it held any curule office till the praetorship of M. Aebutius Elva in B. C. 176. It is doubtful to which of the family P. Aebutius belonged, who disclosed to the consul the existence of the Bacchanalia at Rome, and was rewarded by the senate in consequence, B. C. 186. (Liv. 39.9, 11, 19.)
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Crassus, Clau'dius 1. P. Licinius Crassus, C. F. P. N., was grandson of P. Licinius Varus, who was praetor B. C. 208. In B. C. 176 he was praetor, and pleaded that he was bound to perform a solemn sacrifice as an excuse for not proceeding to his province, Hither Spain. In B. C. 171 he was consul, and appointed to the command against Perseus. He advanced through Epeirus to Thessaly, and was defeated by the king in an engagement of cavalry. (Liv. xli., xlii., xliii.) During his command, he oppressed the Athenians by excessive requisitions of corn to supply his troops, and was accused on this account to the senate.
Hispallus an agnomen of Cn. Cornelius Scipio, consul in B. C. 176. [SCIPIO.]
e him for their patron with the consul in behalf of the Ambraciots and the Aetolian league generally. Fulvius allowed of his mediation, granted the Ambraciots and Aetolians unusually favourable terms, and sent him with their envoys to Rome, to dispose the senate and the people to ratify the peace. In B. C. 179 Laevinus was one of the four praetors appointed under the Lex Baebia (Liv. 40.44; Fest. s. v. Royat. ; comp. Meyer. Or. Rom. Fragn. p. 62), and obtained Sardinia for his province. In B. C. 176 Cn. Cornelius Scipio Hispallus died suddenly, in his year of office, and Laevinus was appointed consul in his room. Eager for military distinction, Laevinus left Rome only three days after his election, to take the command of the Ligurian war. He triumphed over the Ligurians in B. C. 175. In B. C. 174 he was sent, with four other commissioners, to Delphi, to adjust some new dissensions among the Aetolians. In B. C. 173 the senate despatched him to the Macedonian court, to watch the movemen
Maso 5. L. Papirius Maso, praetor urbanus B. C. 176. (Liv. 41.14, 15.) He may have been the L. Papirius, praetor, who is said to have decided, in consequence of the uncertainty of the time of a woman's gestation, that a child born within thirteen months after copulation could be the heres. (Plin. I. N. 7.5. s. 4.)
ng taken Ennius with him into Aetolia, and insinuated that he was corrupting the old Roman discipline by bestowing military crowns upon the soldiers for trivial reasons. Cato also made merry with his name, calling him mobilior instead of nobilior. (Cic. Tsc. 1.2, Brut. 20, pro Arch. 11, de Orat. 3.63.) Fulvius, in his censorship, erected a temple to Hercules and the Muses in the Circus Flaminius, as a proof that the state ought to cultivate the liberal arts, and adorned it with the paintings and statues which he had brought from Greece upon his conquest of Aetolia. He also set up Fasti in this temple, which are referred to by Macrobius. (Cic. pro Arch. Ic.; Plin. Nat. 35.10. s. 36.4; Enumenius, Orat. pro Schlolis Instaurand. 7.3 ; Macrob. Saturn. 1.12.) He left behind him two sons, both of whom obtained the consulship. [Nos. 3 and 4.] His brother, by his mother's side, was C. Valerius Laevinus, who accompanied him in his Aetolian campaign (Plb. 22.12), and who was consul in B. C. 176.
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Peti'llia Gens or PETI'LIA GENS, plebeian. This name is frequently confounded with that of Poetelius, as for instance by Glandorp in his Onomasticon. The Petillii are first mentioned at the beginning of the second century B. C., and the first member of the gens, who obtained the consulship, was Q. Petillius Spurinus, B. C. 176. Under the republic the only cognomens of the Petillii are those of CAPITOLINUS and SPURINUS : a few persons, who are mentioned without a surname, are given below. On coins Capitolinus is the only cognomen that occurs. The following coin of the Petillia gens must have been struck by a Petillius Capitolinus, as the reverse is nearly the same as the obverse of the coin figured in Vol. I. p. 605, and seems to have reference to the temple of Jupiter Capitolinus.
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Spuri'nus, Q. Peti'llius was praetor urbanus in B. C. 181, and was commissioned to levy troops on account of the war with the Ligurians. In his praetorship the books of king Numa Pompilius are said to have been discovered upon the estate of one L. Petillius, though some writers give a different name for the latter person. Spurinus obtained possession of the books, and upon his representation to the senate that they ought not to be read and preserved, the senate ordered them to be burnt (Liv. 40.18, 26, 29; V. Max. 1.1.12; Plin. Nat. 13.14. s. 27; Plut. Num. 22 ; August. de Civ. Dei, 7.34; Lactant. 1.22; comp. NUMA, Vol. II. p. 1213). Spurinus was consul in B. C. 176 with Cn. Cornelius Scipio Hispallus, and fell in battle against the Ligurians. (Liv. 41.14-18; V. Max. 1.5.9, 2.7.15 ; Obsequ. 64; Fasti Capitol.)