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Gallus, Fa'dius

1. M. Fadius Gallus, an intimate friend of Cicero and Atticus, appears to have been a man of great acquirements and of an amiable character. Among Cicero's letters there are several (ad Fam. 7.23-27) which are addressed to M. Fadius. It seems that during the civil war he belonged to the party of Caesar, and fought under him as legate in Spain in B. C. 49.

Confusion about his name

It should be observed that in most editions of Cicero his name is wrongly given as M. Fabius Gallus.


Eulogy on M. Porcius Cato

He was a follower of Epicurus in his philosophical views, but nevertheless wrote an eulogy on M. Porcius Cato Uticensis, which is lost.

Further Information

Cic. Fam. 2.14, 7.24, 9.25, 13.59, 15.14, ad Att. 7.3, 8.3, 12, 13.49.

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