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Rufus, Vi'bius

lived in the reign of Tiberius, and prided himself on two things; namely, that he possessed the curule chair which the dictator Caesar was accustomed to use, and that he had married the widow of Cicero. But his boasting gave no offence, and he was raised by Tiberius to the consulship. His name, however, does not appear in the Fasti (D. C. 57.15). The widow of Cicero has been usually supposed to be Terentia, but Drumann has remarked, with justice, that it was far more likely Publilia, the second wife of Cicero (Geschichte Roms, vol. vi. p. 696). Vibius Rufus frequently appears as one of the declaimers in the Controversiae of the elder Seneca. (Contr. 2, 4, 5, 7-9, et alibi.)

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