or GLY'CIAS, M. CLAU'DIUS, a freedman of P. Claudius Pulcher [CLAUDIUS, No. 13], to whom he was clerk or messenger. When Claudius, after his defeat at Drepana, B. C. 249, was cited by the senate to answer for his misconduct, and commanded to appoint a dictator, he nominated Glicia. (Suet. Tib. 2
The appointment was, however, instantly cancelled, even before Glicia had named his master of the equites. (Fasti. Capit.) His disgrace did not prevent Glicia from appearing at the Great Games in his pretexta as if he had been really dictator. (Liv. Epit.
xix.) Glicia was afterwards legatus in Corsica, to the consul C. Licinias Varus, B. C. 236. where, presuming to treat with the Corsicans without orders from the senate or the consul, he was first delivered up to the enemy as solely responsible for the treaty, and, on their refusal to punish him, was put to death at Rome. (Dio Cass. fr. 45; Zonar. viii. p. 400. B; V. Max. 6.3. 3
; Comp. Grot. de Jur. Bell. et Pac.