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Deïotărus

Δηϊόταρος). A tetrarch of Galatia, who adhered to the Romans in their wars against Mithridates, and was rewarded by the Senate with the title of king. In the Civil War he sided with Pompey, and was present at the battle of Pharsalia, B.C. 48. He is remembered as having been defended by Cicero before Caesar (B.C. 45), in the house of the latter at Rome, in the speech (Pro Rege Deiotaro) still extant. The charge against Deiotarus was of attempting to murder Caesar.

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