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Torqua'tus, Ma'nlius

8. T. Manlius Torquatus, A. F. T. N., the son of No. 7, was consul B. C. 165 with Cn. Octavius. He inherited the severity of his ancestors ; of which an instance is related in the condemnation of his son, who had been adopted by D. Junius Silanus, the particulars of which are related elsewhere. [SILANUS, No. 3.] He appears to be the same person as the T. Manlius Torquatus, who was elected pontiff in B. C. 170, and who was sent on an embassy to Egypt about B. C. 164 to mediate between the two Ptolemies, Philometor and Euergetes. On his return Torquatus spoke in the senate in favour of the younger brother, Euergetes. (Liv. 43.11; Plb. 31.18, 32.1.)

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