Publius. A native of Nuceria in Campania, who was connected with
Catiline, and went to Spain in B.C. 64, from which country he crossed over into Mauretania in
the following year. He joined Caesar when the latter came to Africa, in 46, to prosecute the
war against the Pompeian party. He was of great service to Caesar in this war, and at its
conclusion was rewarded by him with the western part of Numidia, where he settled,
distributing the land among his soldiers. After the death of Caesar, Arabio, the son of
Masinissa, returned to Africa, and killed Sittius by stratagem (Sall.
; Bell. Afr.
25, 93-96; B. C.