2. FUFIDIUS, propraetor of Baetica in the first year of the Sertorian war. Sertorius defeated him in B. C. 83 or 82. (Sall. Fragm.
1.15, 52, ed. Gerlach, vol. i.)
In the speech which Sallust ascribes to M. Aemilius Lepidus against Sulla, Fufidius is called " a base slave-girl, the dishonour of the honours" which Sulla conferred on him. (Fragm.
xv. p. 218.) In Florus (3.21
) Furfidius, who admonished Sulla, during the proscription, "to spare some that he might have some to rule," was probably Fufidius, and in Plutarch (Plut. Sull. 31
, comp. id. Sert.
25, 27 ), for Aufidius, a flatterer of Sulla, to whom somewhat similar advice is attributed, should be read, according to Sintenis, the last editor of Plutarch, Fufidius.