1. A woman of Minturnae, of bad repute. C. Titinius married her, nevertheless, because she had considerable property. Soon after he repudiated her for her bad conduct, and at the same time attempted to rob her of her dowry. C. Marius, who was to decide between them, requested Titinius to restore the dowry; but when this was refused, C. Marius pronounced sentence, declaring the woman guilty of adultery, but compelling her husband to restore her dowry, because he had married the woman although he knew what she was.
The woman gratefully remembered the service thus done to her, and, when Marius, in B. C. 88, on his escape from the marshes, came to Minturnae, Fannia received him into her house, and took care of him as well as she could. (V. Max. 8.2.3
; Plut. Mar. 38
, who erroneously calls her husband Tinnius.)