M'. Acilius Glabrio
son of the preceding and of Aemilia, daughter of M. Aemilius Scaurus, consul in B. C. 115. Glabrio addressed the judices in behalf of his father-in-law, who was impeached for extortion in B. C. 54. [SCAURUS.] (Ascon. in Cic. Scaurian.
p. 29, Orelli.) Glabrio was born in the house of Cn. Pompey, B. C. 81,who married his mother after her compulsory divorce from the elder Glabrio [No. 5]. Aemilia died in giving birth to him. (Plut. Sull. 33
In the civil wars, B. C. 48, Glabrio was one of Caesar's lieutenants, and commanded the garrison of Oricum in Epeirus (Caes. Civ. 3.15
). During the African war Glabrio was stationed in Sicily, and at this time, B. C. 46, Cicero addressed to him nine letters (ad Fam.
13.30-39) in behalf of friends or clients to whom their affairs in Sicily, or the casualties of the civil war, rendered protection important. When Caesar, in B. C. 44, was preparing for the Parthian wars, Glabrio was sent forward into Greece with a detachment of the army, and succeeded P. Sulpicius Rufus in the government of Achaia.
He was twice defended on capital charges by Cicero, and acquitted; and during the civil wars, he, in return, was serviceable to his former advocate (Cic. Fam. 7.30
). In Cic. Fam. 13.50
, some editors read, for Aucto, Acilio, and refer it to this Glabrio. (Orelli, Onom. Tull.