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than Terence, and hence that he must have flou­ rished about b. c. 170. The names of upwards of fourteen plays together with a considerable number of short fragments, the language of which bears an antique stamp, have been preserved by the gram­ marians, especially Nonius Marcellus. These will be found collected in the Poetarum Latii Scenico- rum Fragmenta of Bothe, vol. ii. 8vo. Lips. 1834, p. 58, and in the essay of Neukirch, De Fabula Togata Romanorum. 8vo. Lips. 1833, p. 97. (See Varr. L. L. lib. v. as quoted by Charisius, p. 215, ed. Putsch; Seren. Sammon. de Re Med. v. 1044, where, according to one (false) reading, the name of the author would be Vectius or VeUius Titinius.} [W. R.J

TITINIUS. 1. M.'TiTiNius, one of the tri­bunes of the plebs, elected immediately after the abolition of the decemvirate, b. c. 44.9. (Liv. iii. 54.)

2. sex. titinius, tribune of the plebs, b. c. 439. (Liv. iv. 16.)

3. L. titinius pansa saccus, consular tribune, b. c. 400 and 396. (Liv. v. 12,18 ; Fasti Capit.)

4. M. titinius C. f. C. N., magister equitum to the dictator C. Junius Bubulcus, b. c. 302. (Liv. x. 1 ; Fasti Capit.)

5. P. titinius, legatus of the praetor in the war against the Gauls b. c. 200. (Liv. xxxi. 21.)

6 and 7. M. and C. titinii, tribunes of the plebs, b. c. 193. (Liv. xxxv. 8,)

6. M. titinius curvus, praetor urbanus B. c. 178. He levied troops at Rome in this year, and gave an audience of the senate to Ti. Sempronius Gracchus and L. Postumius Albinus on their return from Spain. (Liv. xl. 59, xli. 5, 6.)

7. M. titinius, praetor b. c. 178, received the province of Nearer Spain with the title of procon­sul, and continued to govern it for four years, till b.c. 174. In b.c. 171 he was accused of mal­versation in the province, but was acquitted. (Liv. xli. 15, 2.6, xliii. 2.)

8. C. titinius gadaeus, one of the leaders of the slaves in Sicily, betrayed an important fort to the praetor Licinius Nerva in b. c. 103. (Diod. xxxvi. Eel. 1. p. 532, Wess.)

9. M. titinius, a legatus of Nerva in the Ser­vile war in Sicily, was defeated by the slaves. (Diod. L c.)

10. C. titinius, the husband of Fannia, who concealed Marius in b. c. 88. (Val. Max. viii. 2. § 3 ; Plut. Mar, 38, who erroneously calls him Tinnius.) For particulars of the dispute between Titinius and Fannia, see fannia.

11. cn. titinius, a distinguished Roman eques, resisted the tribune M. Livius Drusus, b. c. 91. (Cic. pro Cluent. 56.)

12. titinii, are mentioned among the people of property proscribed by Sulla and murdered by Catiline in B. c. 81. (Q. Cic. de Pet. Cons. c. 2.)

13. Q. titinius, one of the judices at the trial of Verres, was a brother (by the same mo­ther) of C. Fannius, a Roman eques (Cic. Verr. i. 49). This Titinius carried on the business of a money-lender, and as such Cicero had dealings with him. On the breaking out of the civil war in b. c. 49, he espoused the cause of Pompey, but his son, who had been adopted by one Pontius, and who is therefore called Pontius Titinianus, sided with Caesar. (Cic. ad Att. ii. 4, v. 21. § 5, vii. 18. § 4, ix. 6. § 6, ix. 9, 18, 19,)

T1TIUS.

14. titinius, a centurion in the army of Cassius at the battle of Philippi, b. c. 42, was sent by his commander, after his defeat by Antony, to see how Brutus had fared ; but as Titinius did not return so soon as was expected, Cassius, supposing all was lost, put an end to his own life. Titinius, on his arrival, killed himself over the body of Cassius, to atone for his involuntary error. (Val. Max. ix. 9. § 2.) The story is told a little differently by Ap-pian (B. C. iv. 113) and Plutarch. (Brut. 43.)

15. titinius, a legate of Octavianus in his war with Sex. Pompeius. (Appian, B. C. v. 111.)

16. C. titinius, whose name occurs on coins, cannot be referred with certainty to any of the preceding persons. On the obverse is the head of Pallas, and on the reverse Victory in a biga with c. titini, and underneath roma. (Eckhel, vol. v. p. 325.)

COIN OF C. TITINIUS.

TFTIUS, a Roman sculptor, whose name appears on two inscriptions, the one published by Boissard (Antiq. Roman, p. iii. fig. 132), the other in the Museum of the Louvre. From the latter it seems, though there is some doubt as to the true reading of the inscription, that the artist's full name was Titius Gemellus. (Sillig, Catal. Artif. s. v.; R. Rochette, Lettre a M. Schorn, p. 419.) [P. S.]

TFTIUS. 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 ; Macrob. Sat. ii. 9, 12 ; Meyer, Oratorum Romanorum Frag-menta, p. 203, foil., 2d ed.)

2. C. titius, a man who gained his living by pleading causes, but certainly a different person from the preceding, excited a mutiny of the soldiers against the consul L. Porcius Cato in b. c. 89, but nevertheless escaped punishment. (Dion Cass. Fragm. 114, p. 46, Reimar.) [CATO, No. 7.]

3. sex. titius, a seditious tribune of the plebs, b. c. 99, attempted to follow in the steps of Satur-ninus and Glaucia, who had perished in the pre­ceding year, but was vigorously resisted by the orator M. Antonius, who was then consul. He was afterwards condemned for having a statue of Satur-ninus in his house. Cicero says {Brut. 62) that Titius was fluent, and with a fair measure of acute-

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