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Fonteius

1. T. Fonteius, legatus of P. Cornelius Scipio, in Spain, B. C. 212. (Liv. 25.32.) After the defeat and death of P. and Cn. Scipio, Fonteius, as prefect of the camp, would have succeeded to the temporary command at least of the legions. But the soldiers, deeming him unqual to conduct a defeated army in the midst of a hostile country, chose instead an inferior officer, L. Marcius, for their leader. (Liv. 25.34, 38.) Fonteius, however, seems to have been second in command (26.17); and if he were the same with T. Fonteius mentioned by Frontinus (Stratag. 1.5.12, 4.5.8), he was a brave, if not an able, officer.

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