A Roman praetor, B.C. 81, an adherent of Marius, and put to death by order of Sulla (Sall.
Cat. 51, 32
A contemporary of Cicero, who mentions him as a lover of statues, and speaks of purchasing
a garden from Damasippus. He is probably the same person as the Damasippus ridiculed by
Horace (Hor. Sat. ii. 3, 16, 64
). It appears from
Horace that Damasippus had become bankrupt, in consequence of which he intended to put an end
to himself; but he was prevented by the Stoic Stertinius, and then turned Stoic himself, or
at least affected to be one.