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Sittius
(250 words)

(also Sitius). Italian personal name, originally Campanian [1. 232].

[German version]

[1] S., P.

Son of a citizen of Nuceria [1] who in 91-88 BC was loyal to Rome (Cic. Sull. 58), an entrepreneur with an estate in Campania, engaged in the grain trade with the Mauretanian kings, until the Civil War a friend of Cicero. In 63 S. recruited troops in Spain, probably for Catilina; when the conspiracy failed he fled with them to northern Africa in order to avoid prosecution. P. Cornelius [I 89] Sulla financed this undertaking by sellin…

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Fündling, Jörg (Bonn), “Sittius”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 03 July 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1114510>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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