8. NUMERIUS MAGIUS (erroneously called in Caesar Cn.
Magius), of Cremona, was praefectus fabrum in the army of Pompey at the breaking out of the civil war in B. C. 49.
He was apprehended by Caesar's troops while he was on his journey to join Pompey at Brundisium, and Caesar availed himself of the opportunity to send by means of Magius offers of peace to Pompey, who was then at Brundisium. (Caes. Civ. 1.24
; Caes. ad Att.
9.13.8, 9.13, A, 9.7, c.)