1. An Italian, who served as a marine (socius navalis
) under the great P. Corn. Scipio Africanus.
After the taking of New Carthage in B. C. 210, Sex. Digitius and Q. Trebellius were rewarded by Scipio with the corona muralis, for the two men disputed as to which of them had first scaled the walls of the place. (Liv. 26.48
It must be supposed that Digitius was further rewarded for his bravery with the Roman franchise; for his son, or perhaps he himself, is mentioned as praetor in B. C. 194.