2. Son probably of the preceding, impeached L. Flaccus for extortion in his government of Asia Minor B. C. 59. (Cic. pro Flacc.
1, 6; Schol. Bob. pro Flacc.
p. 228, Orelli.) [VALERIUS FLACCUS, No. 15
.] In the civil wars B. C. 49, Laelius commanded a detachment of Cn. Pompey's fleet (Caes. Civ. 3.5
); conveyed Pompey's letters to the consuls (Cic. Att. 8.11
, D. 12, A.); watched M. Antony's passage over the Adriatic (Caes. Civ. 3.40
); and, about the time of the battle of Pharsalia, blockaded the harbour of Brundisium. (Caes. Civ. 3.100
.) M. Antony placed Laelius on the list of Pompeians forbidden to return to Italy without licence from Caesar; but the prohibition was subsequently removed. (Cic. Att. 11.7