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Scrofa

3. Cn. Tremellius Scrofa, the grandson of No. ], was a friend of M. Varro, and a writer on agriculture. He is probably the same as the Cn. Tremellius, who was one of the judices at the trial of Verres in B. C. 70, and had been appointed military tribune for the following year (Cic. Verr. Act. 1.10). Scrofa was one of the twenty commissioners for dividing the Campanian land under the agrarian law of Julius Caesar, B. C. 59, and he must afterwards have served under Julius Caesar in Gaul, as he is said to have commanded an army near the Rhine. He is introduced as one of the speakers in Varro's treatise De Re Rustica, where his knowledge of agriculture is praised in the highest terms. He there speaks of himself as practorius, but in what year he was praetor is unknown (Varr. R. R. 1.2.10, 1.7.8, 2.4 ; Plin. Nat. 17.21. s. 35.22). He is mentioned in Cicero's correspondence as one of the friends of Atticus. (Cic. Att. 5.4.2, 6.1.13, 7.1.8.)

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