Q. Lutatius. A Roman naval commander, famous for his victory over
the fleet of the Carthaginians, consisting of 400 sail, off the Aegates Insulae: forty of the
Carthaginian vessels were sunk, seventy taken, and the remainder dispersed. This celebrated
victory put an end to the First Punic War.
. A celebrated Roman, the colleague of
Marius in the consulship, and one who jointly triumphed with him over the Cimbri. He was
condemned to death by Marius, during the tyrannical sway of the latter, and suffocated
himself in a newly plastered room by the steam caused by a large fire (Vell. Paterc. ii. 22).