Crassipes, married Tullia, the daughter of M. Tullius Cicero, after the death of her first husband, C. Piso Frugi.
The marriage contract (sponsalia
) was made on the 6th of April, B. C. 56.
She was, however, shortly afterwards divorced from Crassipes, but at what time is uncertain; it must have been before B. C. 50, as she was married to Dolabella in that year. Cicero notwithstanding continued to live on friendly terms with Crassipes, and mentions to Atticus a conversation he had had with him, when Pompey was setting out from Brundisium, in B. C. 49. (Cic. ad Qu. Fr.
2.4, 5.1, vi. l, ad Fam.
1.7.11, 9.20, ad Att.
4.5, 12, 7.1, ad Att.
There is a letter of Cicero's (ad Fam.
13.9) addressed to Crassipes, when he was quaestor in Bithynia, B. C. 51, recommending to his notice the company that farmed the taxes in that province.