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Lento, Caese'nnius

a follower of M. Antony; and unless Cicero is speaking ironically, originally a stage player. (Phil. 11.6.) Lento was one of Antony's seven agrarian commissioners --septemviratus (Cic. Phil. 2.38, 12.9, 13.12)-- in B. C. 44, for apportioning the Campanian and Leontine lands, whence Cicero terms him " divisor Italiae." During the siege of Mutina in the spring of B. C. 43, Lento was stationed in Etruria to watch the communications with Rome by the Via Cassia, which circumstance furnished one among Cicero's various reasons for declining the legation to Antony in Cisalpine Gaul. (Phil. 12.9, 13.2.)

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