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Taurus, Statilius

A distinguished general of Octavianus (Augustus) commanding his land forces at the battle of Actium (B.C. 31). Two years later he routed the Cantabri, Astures, and Vaccaei in Spain. He was consul in B.C. 26, and praefectus urbi in 16, during the absence of Augustus from Rome. An amphitheatre of stone was built by him in the year 30. (See App. B. C. v. 97-118; Tac. Ann. vi. 11; Dio Cass. xlix. 14; li. 20; liv. 19.)

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