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Fabe'rius

1. Seems to have been a debtor of M. Cicero's, since in several of his letters to Atticus (ad Att. 12.21, 25, 51, 13.8), Cicero speaks of him as a person from whom a certain sum was due, and should be demanded, in case of the purchase of some gardens in Rome (Horti Drusiuani, Lamiani, &c.), which Cicero wished to buy. He was however, after a time, disposed to be lenient with Faberius (ad Att. 15.13). If by Meto (in Epist. ad Att. 12.51) Caesar be meant, in allusion to his reformation of the calendar (Suet. Jul. 40), the interest on the money owed by Faberius to Cicero may have been affected by the extension of the current year B. C. 46. Cicero seems to have been cautious of giving offence to Faberius; and if he were the same person with Caesar's private secretary, mentioned below, and the transaction between them, as has been supposed, referred to property sold or confiscated during the civil wars, Cicero's reluctance to enforce payment may in B. C. 45 have been prudent as well as lenient.

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