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Varus, C. Lick'nius

P. F. P. N. (Fasti Capit.), was consul B. C. 236 with P. Cornelius Lentulus Caudinus. Varus and his colleague marched into northern Italy in order to oppose the Transalpine Gauls, who had crossed the Alps; and when this danger was averted by the quarrels of the Gauls amongst themselves, Varus was ordered to reduce the Corsicans to subjection. The consul sent to the island his legate M. Claudius Glicia, intending to follow shortly afterwards. Glicia concluded a peace with the Corsicans on his own authority; but Varus, on his arrival in the island, refused to acknowledge it, and made war upon the Corsicans till he compelled them to surrender at discretion. (Zonar. 8.18, p. 400; Liv. Epit. 50; see GLICIA.) Probably this Licinius is the same as the C. Licinius, who was sent to Carthage in B. 218 with four other ambassadors, all of whom were advanced in life. (Liv. 21.18.)

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