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Fu'rius

7. P. FURIUS, the son of a freedman, was a partisan of Saturninus and Glaucia, and tribune in B. C. 100. After the murder of Saturninus, when the senate wanted to recal Metellus from exile, P. Furius opposed the senate, and refused to listen to the entreaties of the son of Metellus, who implored that tribune's mercy on his knees. After the expiration of his tribuneship, he was accused before the people for his actions during his tribuneship, and the infuriated multitude tore him to pieces in the forum. (Appian, App. BC 1.33; Dio Cass. Fragnm. Peiresc. Nos. 105, 109, pp. 43, 45, ed. Reimarus.)

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