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Flavus, L. Caese'tius

tribune of the Plebs in B. C. 44, and deposed from his office by C. Julius Caesar, because, in concert with C. Epidius Marullus, one of his colleagues in the tribunate, lie had removed the crowns from the statues of the dictator, and imprisoned a person who had saluted Caesar as " king." After expelling him from the senate, Caesar was urgent witll the father of Flavus to disinherit him. But the elder Caesetius replied, that he would rather be deprived of his three sons than brand one of them with infamy. At the next consular comitia, many votes were given for Flavus, who, by his bold bearing towards the dictator, had become highly popular at Rome. (Appian, App. BC 2.108, 122, 4.93; Suet. Jul. 79, 80; D. C. 44.9, 10, 46.49; Plut. Caes. 61, Anton. 12; Vell. 2.68; Liv. Epit. cxvi.; Cic. Philipp. 13.15; V. Max. 5.7.2.)

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