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Varius Hybrĭda

Quintus. A tribune of the plebs, B.C. 90, who was a native of Sucro in Spain, and received the surname of Hybrida because his mother was a Spanish woman. In his tribuneship he carried a law de maiestate, in order to punish all those who had assisted or advised the socii to take up arms against the Roman people. Under this law many distinguished senators were condemned; but in the following year Varius himself was convicted under his own law, and was put to death (B. C. i. 57; Val. Max. viii. 6, 4; De Or. i. 25; N. D. iii. 33).

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