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Libo, Scribonius

, a plebeian family.

Lucius Scribonius Libo

tribune of the plebs, B.C. 149, accused Ser. Sulpicius Galba on account of the outrages which he had committed against the Lusitanians. (See Galba [1]). It was perhaps this Libo who consecrated the Puteal Scribonianum or Puteal Libonis, of which we so frequently read in ancient writers (Hor. Sat. ii. 6, 35). (See Puteal.)

Lucius Scribonius Libo

The father-in-law of Sex. Pompey, the son of Pompey the Great. On the breaking out of the Civil War in B.C. 49, he naturally sided with Pompey, and was intrusted with the command of Etruria. Shortly afterwards he accompanied Pompey to Greece, and was actively engaged in the war that ensued. On the death of Bibulus (B.C. 48) he had the chief command of the Pompeian fleet. In the Civil Wars which followed Caesar's death, he followed the fortunes of his son-in-law Sex. Pompey. In B.C. 40 Octavianus married his sister Scribonia, and this marriage was followed by a peace between the triumvirs and Pompey (B.C. 39). When the war was renewed in 36, Libo for a time continued with Pompey, but, seeing his cause hopeless, he deserted him in the following year. In 34 he was consul with M. Antonius.

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