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; until the seventh century of the city ; and their

only cognomens are calenus and geminus, the

former of which is probably derived from the town

cof Gales in Campania. It is not improbable that

the whole Fufia gens originally came from Cam-

;pania. [L. S.]


FUFIDIUS. 1. L. fufidius, a pleader of causes in some repute at Rome, about b. c. 115— 105. M. Aemilius Scaurus the elder addressed to him an autobiography in three books. (Cic. Bmt. 30 ; Pirn. H. N. xxiii. 1. s. 6.)

2. fufidius, propraetor of Baetica in the first year of the Sertorian war. Sertorius defeated him in b. c. 83 or 82. (Sail. Fragm. i. 15, 52, ed. Gerlach, vol. i.) In the speech which Sallust ascribes to M. Aemilius Lepidus against Sulla, Fufidius is called "a base slave-girl, the dishonour of the honours" which Sulla conferred on him. (Fragm. xv. p. 218.) In Floras (iii. 21) Furfi-dius, who admonished Sulla, during the proscrip­tion, " to spare some that he might have some to rule," was probably Fufidius, and in Plutarch (Sull. 31, comp. id. Sert. 25, 27), for Aufidius, a flatterer of Sulla, to whom somewhat similar advice is attributed, should be read, according to Sintenis, the last editor of Plutarch, Fufidius.

S. fufidius, a Roman Eques, whom L. Piso, when proconsul of Macedonia, assigned to his cre­ditors at Apollonia. (Cic. in Pison. 35.) According to Cicero, this assignment was the more shameful, because these very Apolloniates had procured by a bribe of 200 talents to Piso remission or delay of their own debts. Cicero (ad Att. xi. 13.) speaks <of co-heirs of Fufidius, and of a Fufidian estate (ib. 14 and 15) ; and a farm was purchased by one Fufidius for Q. Cicero. (Cic. ad Q.Fr. iii. 1.) But rin,the absence of their praenomina it is impossible to identify these Fufidii.

4. Q. fufidius, was a native of Arpinum, and of equestrian rank at Rome. He was one of three commissioners sent, a. d. 46, by the municipality of Arpinum to collect their rents in Cisalpine Gaul. [faucius.] Fufidius married a daughter of M. Caesius, and was tribune of a legion stationed in Cilicia during Cicero's proconsulship. Cicero re­commends Fufidius to M. Brutus. (Cic. ad Fam. xiii. 11.)

A wealthy man of this name is mentioned by Horace. (Sat. i. 2. 12.) [W. B. D.]

FUFIDIUS, a jurist, who probably lived be­tween the time of Vespasian and Hadrian. We do not subscribe to the conjecture of Maiansius, who believes that he may have been the same person with the L. Fufidius Pollio, who was consul in A. d. 166. He was not later than Africanus, and appears not to have been earlier than Atilici-nus, a contemporary of Proculus, for, in Dig. 34. tit. 2. s. 5, Africanus seems to quote an opinion of Atilicinus from the second book of Qmestiones of 'Fufidius. Zimmern, however, must have under­stood this passage differently, for he draws from it the inference that Fufidius was earlier than Atili­cinus. In Dig. 40. tit. 2. s. 25, Gaius quotes an opinion of Fufidius (for such is the true reading, not Aufidius, as some editions read, following Ha-loander in his departure from the Florentine manu­script of the Pandects). To the opinion of Fufidius Gaius opposes that of Nerva^the son, and adopts the latter. Hence Nerva, the son, is thought by Zimmern to have written after Fufidius, but the


inference is not conclusive, for the question oh which Nerva differed from Fufidius may have been disputed in the schools, and the opinion subse­quently selected by Fufidius may have been con­troverted by Nerva before Fufidius wrote. In the passage in question, which relates to manumissions, Fufidius speaks of a causaprobationis, and therefore Maiansius concludes that he wrote after the date of the Lex Aelia Sentia^ which was passed in the beginning of the reign of Augustus. (Compare Gaius, i. 18,38,39,40.) In the Institutes of Gaius (ii. 154), occurs the ambiguous expression, " Quamquam apud Fufidium Sabino placeat" Un­der Ferox [ferox] we have endeavoured to ex­plain the meaning of this expression. It seems to imply that a work passing under the name of Fufi­dius, contains an opinion of Sabinus, but it does not enable us to determine whether the work ex­hibited Fufidius as commenting upon or citing Sabinus, or whether it was an original treatise of Fufidius, with notes by Sabinus. In Dig. 42. tit. 5. s. 29, Fufidius is quoted by Paulus on a nice question:—When a man in whose honour a public statue has been erected becomes insolvent, does the ownership of the statue pass under a sale of his goods for the benefit of his creditors ?

Cujas (Observ. i. 9) claims the honour of having been the first to rescue the name of this jurist from obscurity, and is inclined to identify him with- the L. Fufidius mentioned above [No. 1], but this L. Fufidius was certainly earlier than our jurist. (Maiansius, ad XXX Ictorum Frag. Comment, vol, ii. p. 273—287.) [J. T. G.]

FUFITIUS, an architect, was the first Roman writer on architecture. (Vitruv. vii. Praef. § 14, where, however, the reading of the name is very doubtful: see Schneider's note.) [P. S.]

FUFIUS, a Roman modeller, whose name is known by a statue in burnt clay, discovered near Perugia, in 1773. It is two feet high, represent­ ing a household god, covered with a dog-skin, and has on its base the inscription, C. fufius finxit. (Winckelmann, Briefe ub. d. neuest. Herculan. entdeck. § 29, Fea's note.) [P. S.]

FUFIUS. 1. C. and M. fufius, two Roman equites mentioned by Cicero (pro Flacc. 20) ; but otherwise unknown.

2. Q. fufius, an intimate friend of Cicero, who recommended him in b. c. 50 to C. Mummius. (Cic. ad Fam. xiii. 3.)

3. L. fufius, a Roman orator, who was an elder contemporary of Cicero. About b. c. 98 he accused M\ Aquillius of extortion, which he had committed in his consulship in Sicily b. c. 101. On that occasion L. Fufius evinced great zeal and industry; but the accused, who was defended by M. Antonius, was acquitted. The oratory of Fufius seems to have been of a very vehement and passionate character, and the man himself of a very quarrelsome nature ; and this he retained even in his advanced age, when he had nearly lost his voice. (Cic. de Of at. i. 39, ii. 22, iii. 13 ; de Off. ii. 14; Brut. 62.)

4. M. fufius, a friend of Milo, who was ac­companied by him at the time when he murdered P. Clodius. (Ascon. in Cic. Milon. p. 33. ed. Orelli.)

5. Q. fufius, a Roman eques, mentioned by Ci­cero (P/w'LiL, 16), but otherwise unknown. [L. S.]

FULCINIUS, a name which is borne by several persons in Roman history, belonging to

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