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Fronto, M. Aufi'dius

was the grandson of Cornelius Fronto, the orator, by his ouly daughter, who married Aufidius Victorinus. Aufidius Fronto was consul A. D. 199, and in 217 was nominated governor of Africa, but at the solicitation of the provincials was removed by Macrinus to Asia. This appointment also was cancelled by the emperor, who offered the usual pecuniary compensation, which was refused. A monument discovered at Pesaro, erected by this individual in memory of his son, bears the following inscription :--“M. AUFIDIO FRONTONI PRONEPOTI M. CORNELI FRONTONIS ORATORIS CONSULIS MAGISTRI IMPERATORUM LUCI ET ANTONINI NEPOTIS AUFIDI VICTORINI PRAEFECTI URBI BIS CONSULIS FRONTO CONSUL FILIO DULCISSIMO.” (D. C. 78.22; Orelli, Inscrip. n. 1176.)

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