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Caepio, Cn. Servilius

A Roman consul, B.C. 106, sent into Gallia Narbonensis to oppose the Cimbri, by whom, in 105, he was defeated, together with the consul, Cn. Mallius or Manlius. Eighty thousand soldiers and forty thousand camp-followers are said to have perished. Caepio survived the battle, but ten years afterwards (B.C. 95) he was brought to trial by the tribune C. Norbanus, on account of his misconduct in this war. He was condemned and cast into prison, where, according to one account, he died; but it was more generally stated that he escaped from prison and lived in exile at Smyrna.

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