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Sa'tyrus

5. A leader of insurgent slaves in Sicily, during the second servile war in that island. After the defeat and death of Athenion, B. C. 101 [ATHENION], Satyrus, with the remains of the insurgents, shut himself up in a strong fortress, but was closely blockaded by the consul M'. Aquillius, and at length compelled by famine to surrender, with about 1000 of his followers. They were all carried to Rome, and condemned to fight with wild beasts in the amphitheatre, but preferred dyirg by one another's hands, and Satyrus put an end to his own life. (Diod. xxxvi. Exc. Phot. pp. 536, 537.)

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