1. M. Flavius
, a Roman, who in B. C. 328, during the funeral solemnity of his mother, distributed meat (visceratio
) among the people.
It was said that this gift was made as much to honour his mother as to show his gratitude towards the people for having acquitted him some time before, when he had been accused by the aediles of adultery.
The people evinced their gratitude in return by electing him at the next cotmitia tribune of the people, although he was absent at the time, and others had offered themselves as candidates. In B. C. 323 he was invested with the same office a second time, and brought forward a rogation to chastise the Tusculans for having incited the Veliternians and Privernatans to make war against Rome.
But the Tusculans came to Rome and averted the punishment by their prayers and entreaties. (Liv. 8.22
; V. Max. 9.10.1