4. SP. MUMMIUS, brother of the preceding, and his legatus at Corinth in B. C. 146-145, was an intimate friend of the younger Scipio Africanus.
In political opinions Spurius was opposed to his brother Lucius, and was a high aristocrat. was one of the opponents of the establishment of rhetorical schools at Rome. Mummius composed ethical and satirical epistles, which were extant in Cicero's age, and were probably in the style which Horace afterwards cultivated so successfully. (Cic. de Rep.
1.12, 3.35, 5.9, de Amic. 19,27, ad Att.
13.5, 6, 30.)