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Rufus, Egna'tius

1. L. Egnatius Rufus, a friend of Cicero, was a Roman eques, who appears to have carried on an extensive business in the provinces as a money-lender, and a farmer of the taxes. Cicero frequently recommends him to the governors of the provinces; as, for instance, to Q. Philippus (ad Fam. 13.73, 74), to Quintius Gallius (ad Fam. 13.43, 44), to Appuleius (ad Fam. 13.45), and to Silius (ad Fam. 13.47). Both Cicero and his brother Quintus had pecuniary dealings with him (ad Att. 7.18.4, 10.15.4, 11.3.3, 12.18.3).

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