A noble Helvetian, the most conspicuous for rank and riches of any of his countrymen. He
attempted to possess himself of the chief power in his native State (B.C. 61), and was, in
consequence, summoned to trial. His retainers, however, assembled in great numbers, and
prevented the case from being heard. He died not long after, having fallen, as was supposed,
by his own hands (B. G.
i. 2, 26; Dio Cass. xxxviii. 31).