Sabi'nus, Q. Titu'rius
one of Caesar's legates in Gaul, is first mentioned in Caesar's campaign against the Remi, in B. C. 57.
In the following year, B. C. 56, he was sent by Caesar with three legions against the Unelli, Curiosolitae, and Lexovii (in Normandy), who were led by Viridovix.
He gained a great victory over the forces of Viridovix, and all the insurgent states submitted to his authority. In B. C. 54 Q. Titurius Sabinus and L. Aurunculeius Cotta were stationed for the winter in the territory of the Eburones with a legion and five cohorts. They had not been more than fifteen days in the country before they were attacked by Ambiorix and Cativolcus. On this occasion Sabinus did not show the same resolution as Cotta, and it was owilng to his fatal resolution to trust himself to the safe conduct of Ambiorix that the Roman troops, as well as Sabinus and Cotta, were destroyed, as is related more fully in the life of Cotta. [Vol. I. p. 869. (Caes. Gal. 2.5
; D. C. 39.45
; Suet. Jul. 25
; Liv. Epit. 106
; Flor. 3.10
; Oros. 6.10
; Eutrop. 6.14
The annexed coin was struck by a Titurius Sabinus, but it is uncertain who he was.