10. L. Licinius
Lucullus, was praetor urbanus in B. C. 67; in which office he displayed a remarkable instance of moderation and mildness of disposition.
The consul Acilius Glabrio had haughtily ordered his lictors to destroy the curule chair of Lucullus, because the latter had omitted to rise up on seeing him pass by; buet the praetor, instead of resenting the insult, continued to administer his judicial functions standing, and his colleagues, to show their approbation of his conduct, imitated his example.
The same disposition led him at the expiration of his office to decline the government of a province, that he might not share in the obloquy so generally incurred by the Roman governors. (D. C. 36.24