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Plancius, Cn.

A Roman who, as quaestor in Macedonia in B.C. 58, showed great kindness to Cicero when the orator came to Macedonia during his exile. (See Cicero.) Plancius was elected curale aedile in 54, but before taking office was accused of sodalicium or bribery of the tribes through illegal agencies. (See Sodalitium.) Cicero defended him in orations still extant, and secured his acquittal. Plancius took the side of Pompey in the Civil War, and on Caesar's triumph went into exile in Corcyra (Corfu). See Cic. Ad Fam. iv. 14; xiv. 1, 3.

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