8. L. OCTAVIUS CN. F. CN. N. (Fasti Capit.
), the son of No. 6, was consul B. C. 75 with C. Aurelius Cotta.
He died in B. C. 74, as proconsul of Cilicia, and was succeeded in the command of the province by L. Lucullus. (Cic. Ver. 1.50
, 3.7 ; Obsequ. 121; Plut. Luc. 6
.) Many writers confound this L. Octavius with L. Octavius Balbus, the jurist. [BALBUS, p. 458.]