6. C. Curius
, a brother-in-law of C. Rabirius (the murderer of Saturninus), and father of the C. Rabirius Postumus, .who was adopted by C. Rabirius.
He was a man of equestrian rank, and is called princeps ordinis equestris.
He was the largest farmer of the public revenue, and acquired great wealth by his undertakings, which he spent in such a manner, that he seemed to acquire it only with the view of obtaining the means for shewing his kindness and benevolence. Notwithstanding this noble character, he was once accused of having embezzled sums of public money, and with having destroyed a document by fire; but he was most honourably acquitted. (Cic. pro Rabir. perd. 3, pro Rabir. Post. 2, 17.