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Blo'sius

3. C. Blosius, of Cumae, a hospes of Scaevola's family, was an intimate friend of Ti. Gracchus, whom he is said to have urged on to bring forward his agrarian law. After the death of Ti. Gracchus he was accused before the consuls in B. C. 132, on account of his participation in the schemes of Gracchus, and fearing the issue he fled to Aristonicus, king of Pergamus, who was then at war with the Romans. When Aristonicus was conquered shortly afterwards, Blosius put an end to his own life for fear of falling into the hands of the Romans. Blosius had paid considerable attention to the study of philosophy, and was a disciple of Antipater of Tarsus. (Cic. de Amic. 11, de Leg. Agr. 2.34; V. Max. 4.7.1; Plut. Ti Gracch. 8, 17, 20.)

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