Ma'ximus, Cn. Ma'llius
was consul in B. C. 105, when he carried his election against Q. Catulus [CATULUS, No. 3]. Cicero represents Mallius as an utterly worthless man. (Pro Plane. 5, pro Muraen. 36.
) Mallius obtained Transalpine Gaul for his province, and, principally through dissensions with his colleague, the proconsul Q. Servilius Caepio [CAEPIO, SERVILIUS, No. 7], he was utterly defeated by the Boian Gauls. His two sons perished in the action, and on his return to Rome he was impeached, and defended by M. Antonius, the orator. (Sall. B. J.
114; Liv. Epit. 67
; Cic. de Orat. 28