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Varus, Quinti'lius

11. Sex. Quintilius Varus, quaestor B. C. 49, belonged to the Pompeian party. He fell into Caesar's hands at the capture of Corfinium at the beginning of B. C. 49; and after being dismissed by Caesar, he crossed over into Africa and fought under P. Atius Varus against Curio. (Caes. Civ. 1.23, 2.28, foil.) It appears that this Varus was again pardoned by Caesar; but, like many others, he joined the murderers of his benefactor and fight under Brutus and Cassius against the triunmvirs. After the loss of the battle of Philippi, he fell by the hands of his freedman, who slew him at his own request. (Vell. 2.71.) He was the father of the Varus who fell in Germany. [No. 13.]

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