5. M. Appuleius
, was elected augur in B. C. 45, and Cicero pleaded illness as a reason for his absence from the inaugural festival, which seems to have lasted several days. (Cic. Att. 12.13
At the time of Caesar's death, B. C. 44. Appuleius seems to have been quaestor in Asia; and when Brutus crossed over into Greece and Asia, he assisted him with money and troops. (Cic. Phil. 10.11
, 13.16; Appian, App. BC 3.63
He was proscribed by the triumvirs, B. C. 43, and fled to Brutus, who placed him over Bithynia.
After the death of Brutus, B. C. 42, he surrendered the province to Antony, and was restored by him to his native country. (Appian, App. BC 4.46