Ma'ximus, Fa'bius or Fa'bius Allobrogicus
9. Q. FABIUS Q. AEMILIANI F. Q. N. MAXTMUS, surnamed ALLOBROGICUS, from his victory over the Aliobroges and their ally, Bituitus, king of the Arverni (Auvergne), in Gaul, son of the preceding, was consul in B. C. 121. His campaign was brilliant, and his triumph, De Allobrogibus et Rege Aruerorum Betulto
(Fasti), was rendered famous by the spectacle of the Arvernian king riding in the chariot, and wearing the silver armour he had borne in battle. [BITUITUS.] From the plunder of Auvergne Fabius erected the Fornix Fabianus crossing the Via Sacra, and near the temple of Vesta at Rome, and placed over the arch a statue of himself. (Pseud-Ascon. ad Cic. Verr.
1.7, p. 133, Orelli; Schol. Gron. pp. 393, 399; comp. Cic. de Orat. 2.66
; Plin. Nat. 7.50
.) Fabius was censor in B. C. 108.
He was an orator and a man of letters. (Cic. Brut. 28
, pro Font.
12.) On the death of Scipio Aemilianus, in B. C. 129, Fabius gave a banquet to the citizens of Rome, and pronounced the funeral oration of the deceased, a fragment of which is still extant. (Cic. pro Muraen.
36; Schol. Bob. in Milonian.
p. 283, Orelli; Appian, App. Gall. 2
; Vell. 2.10
.) Plin. (H. N.
33.11) confounds this Fabius with the preceding.