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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.


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Quintus. 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).

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