1. C. Titius
, a Roman eques, and an orator of considerable merit, who, according to Cicero, obtained as much excellence as was possible without a knowledge of Greek literature, and without great practice.
He left orations behind him, and likewise some tragedies. Cicero makes him a contemporary of Antonius and Crassus, who lived from B. C. 148 to 87; and this agrees with the statement of Macrobius, who calls him vir aetatis Lucilianae,
for Lucilius was born in B. C. 148, and died in 103.
It appears, however, that Titius ought to be placed a little earlier, since Macrobius likewise says that Titius spoke in favour of the Sumtuaria Lex of Fannius, which, we know, was enacted in B. C. 161.
It is therefore probable that Titius spoke in favour of this law when he was quite a young man. (Cic Brut. 45 ; Macr. 2.9
; Meyer, Oratorum Romanorum Fragmenta,
p. 203, foil., 2d ed.)