3. SEX. PEDUCAEUS
, was an intimate friend both of Atticus and Cicero, the latter of whom frequently mentions him in his correspondence in terms of the greatest affection. During Cicero's absence in Cilicia Peducaeus was accused and acquitted, but of the nature of the accusation we are not informed. (Caelius, ad Fam.
8.14.) On the breaking out of the civil war between Caesar and Pompey, Peducaeus sided with the former, by whom he was appointed in B. C. 48 to the government of Sardinia. In B. C. 39, Peducaeus was propraetor in Spain, and this is the last time that his name is mentioned. (Cic. Att. 7.13
, a., 14, 17, 9.7, 10, 10.1, 13.1, 15.13, 16.11, 15; Appian, App. BC 2.48