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ness, but so extravagant in his gestures, that a dance was called after his name. (Cic. de Orat. ii. 11, 66, pro C. Rabir. 9.)

4. L. titius, a Roman citizen residing at Agri-gentum, was robbed of his ring by Verres. (Cic. Verr. iv. 26.)

5. T. titius T. p. one of the legates of Cn. Pompeius, when the latter was intrusted with the superintendence of the corn-market. (Cic. ad Fain. xiii. 58.)

6. C. titius L. p. rufus, praetor urbanus b. c. 50. (Cic. ad Fam. xiii. 58.)

7 and 8. C. titius strabo and L. titius strabo. [strabo.]

9. Q. titius, was sent by Caesar into Epeirus in b. c. 48 to obtain corn for his troops. (Caes. B. C. iii. 42.)

10. L. titius, a tribune of the soldiers in the Alexandrine war, b. c. 48. (Hirt. B. Alex. 57.)

11. P. titius, tribune of the plebs, b.c. 43, proposed the law for the creation of the triumvirs in that year. Shortly before this he had deprived his colleague P. Servilius Casca of his tribunate, because the latter fled from Rome, fearing the vengeance of Octavianus on account of the part he had taken in the assassination of Caesar. Titius died soon after, during his year of office, thus con­firming the superstition, that whoever deprived a colleague of his magistracy, never lived to see the end of his own official year. (Appian, B. C. iv. 7; Dion Cass. xlvi. 49 ; Cic. ad Fam. x. 12. § 3, x. 21. § 3.)

.12. M. titius, was proscribed by the triumvirs in b. c. 43, and escaped to Sex. Pompeius in Sicily. He married Munatia, the sister of L. Munatius Plancus, the orator, by whom he had a son [No. 13]. (Dion Cass. xlviii. 30 ; Veil. Pat. ii. 83.)

13. M. titius, the son of the preceding, raised a fleet on his own account during the civil wars which followed the death of Caesar, but was taken prisoner in b. c. 40 off the coast of Gallia Narbo-nensis by Menas, 'the admiral of Sex. Pompeius. He was, however, spared by Sex. Pompeius, chiefly for the sake of his father, who was then living with Pompeius in Sicily. By the peace of Misenum, concluded in the following year (b. c. 39) between Pompeius and the triumvirs, Titius returned to Italy (Dion Cass. xlviii. 30). Titius now entered the service of Antonius and served as his quaestor in the campaign against the Parthians, in b. c. 36 (Plut. Ant. 42). In the following year (b. c. 35), Titius received the command of some troops from L. Munatius Plancus, the governor of Syria, in order to oppose Sex. Pompeius, who had fled from Sicily to Asia. Pompeius was shortly after taken pri­soner and brought to Miletus, where he was mur­dered by Titius, although the latter owed his life to him. Titius, however, had probably received orders from Plancus or Antonius to put him to death [pompeius, p. 491, a], (Appian, B. C. v. 134, 136, 140, 142, 144; Dion Cass. xlix. 18 ; Veil. Pat. ii. 79). This, however, was not the only act of ingratitude committed by Titius, for in b. c. 32 he deserted Antonius, and went over to Octavianus along with his uncle Plancus. He was rewarded for his treachery by being made one of the consuls (suffecti) in b. c. 31. He served under Octavianus in the war against his former patron, and, along with Statilius Taurus, had the command of the land forces. Shortly before the battle of



Actium he put Antony's cavalry to the rout. (Dion Cass. 1. 3, 13 ; Plut. Ant. 58 ; Veil. Pat. ii. 83.)

14. Q. titius, occurs on coins, but cannot be referred with certainty to any of the preceding persons. Whom the head on the obverse repre­sents is uncertain: on the reverse is Pegasus. (Eckhel, vol. v. p. 325.)


TITIUS AQUILINUS, consul under Ha­drian, a. d 125, with Valerius Asiaticus. (Fasti.) TPTIUS JULIA'NUS. [tettius, No. 3.] TI'TIUS PERPE'TUUS. [perfetuus.] TPTIUS PRO'CULUS. [proculus.] TI'TIUS RUFUS. [Rupus.j TPTIUS SABI'NUS. [sabinus.] TI'TIUS SEPTFMIUS. [septimius.] TITU'RIUS SABI'NUS. [sabinus.] M. TITU'RNIUS RUFUS, recommended by Cicero to Acilius b. c. 46 (ad Fam. xiii. 39).

TITUS FLAVIUS SABINUS VESPASI-A'NUS, Roman emperor, a. p. 79—81, commonly called by his praenomen Titus, was the son of the emperor Vespasianus and his wife Flavia Domi-tilla. He was born on the 30th of December, A. d. 40, about the time when Caius Caligula was murdered, in a mean house and a small chamber, which were still shown in the time of Suetonius. From his childhood he manifested a good disposi­tion. He was well made, and had an agreeable countenance, but it was remarked that his belly was somewhat large. (Sueton. Titus, 3.) Yet he was active, and very expert in all bodity exercises ; and he had a great aptitude for learning. He was brought up in the imperial household with Britan-nicus, the son of Claudius, in the same way and with the same instructors. It is said that he was a guest at Nero's table, when Britannicus was poisoned, and that he also tasted of the same deadly cup. He afterwards erected a gilded statue to the memory of Britannicus, on the Palatium. Titus was an accomplished musician, and a most expert shorthand writer, an art in which the Ro­mans excelled.

When a young man he served as tribunus mili-tum in Britain and in Germany, with great credit; and he afterwards applied himself to the labours of the forum. His first wife was Arricidia, daughter of Tertullus, a Roman eques, and once praefectus praetorio; and, on her death, he married Marcia Furnilla, a woman of high rank, whom he divorced after having a daughter by her, who was called Julia Sabina. After having been quaestor, he had the command of a legion, and served under his father in the Jewish wars. He took the cities of Tarichaea, Gamala, and other places.

When Galba was proclaimed emperor, a. d. 68, Titus was sent by his father to pay his respects to the new emperor, and probably to ask for the pro­motion to which his merits entitled him ; but hear­ing of the death of Galba at Corinth, he returned to his father in Palestine, who was already think-

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