46. APP. CLAUDIUS or CLODIUS PULCHER, the elder of the two sons of C. Claudius. [No. 39.] Both he and his younger brother bore the praenomen Appius (Ascon. Arg. in Milon.
p. 35, Orell.), from which it was conjectured by Manutius (in Cic. ad Fam.
2.13.2, and 8.8.2), that the former had been adopted by his uncle Appius [No. 38], a conjecture which is confirmed by a coin, on which he is designated C. CLOD. C. F. (Vaillant, Claud.
No. 13.) Cicero, in letters written to Atticus during his exile (3.17.1, 8.2, 9.3) expresses a fear lest his brother Quintus should be brought to trial by this Appius before his uncle on a charge of extortion. On the death of P. Clodius he and his brother appeared as accusers of Milo. (Ascon. in Milon.
pp. 35, 39, 40, 42, ed. Orell.) In B. C. 50 he led back from Gallia the two legions which had been lent to Caesar by Pompey. (Plut. Pomp. 57
.) Whether it was this Appius or his brother who was consul in B. C. 38 (Dion. Cass. 48.43) cannot be determined.