Publius. A Roman who was quaestor in B.C. 63, and tribune of the
plebs in 57. Like Milo, he kept a band of armed retainers to oppose P. Clodius and his
partisans; and in the following year (B.C. 56) he was accused of vis
account of his violent acts during his tribunate. He was defended by Cicero in an oration
still extant, and was acquitted on the 14th of March, chiefly in consequence of the powerful
influence of Pompey. On the breaking out of the Civil War in 49, Sextius first espoused
Pompey's party, but he afterwards joined Caesar. See Pro Sext.; Ad Att.
19, 20, 22; iv. 3, etc.
Titus. One of Caesar's legati
in Gaul, and
afterwards the governor of the province of Numidia at the time of Caesar's death (B.C. 44).
Here he waged war against Q. Cornificius, whom he defeated and slew in battle (B.
vi. 1; B. C.
iv. 53, 75).