or PHANGO, C. FUFI'CIUS, originally a common soldier, and probably of African blood, whom Julius Caesar raised to the rank of senator. When, in B. C. 40, Octavianus annexed Numidia and part of the Roman Africa to his share of the triumviral provinces, he appointed Fango his prefect.
But his title in Numidia was opposed by T. Sextius, the prefect of M. Antonius. They appealed to arms, and after mutual defeats and victories, Fango was driven into the hills that bounded the Roman province to the north-west.
There, mistaking the rushing of a troop of wild buffaloes for a night attack of Numidian horse, he slew himself. (D. C. 48.22
; Appian, App. BC 5.26
.) In Cicero's epistles to Atticus (14.10.), FSranqones
is probably a misreading for Fam.qones,
and refers to C. Fuficius.