A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology

Smith, William

A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology. William Smith, LLD, ed. 1890

tribune of the plebs, probably in B. C. 45, was the only member of the college that did not rise to Caesar as he passed by the tribunes' seats in his triumph. (Suet. Jul. Caes.

78.) He was one of Caesar's murderers, and afterwards served as a legate of Brutus at the beginning of B. C. 43 in Cisalpine Gaul. He defeated T. Munatius Plancus, and drove him out of Pollentia, but was killed himself in the battle fought against Antony by Hirtius. He was honoured with a statue. (Appian, App. BC 2.113; D. C. 46.38, 40; Cic. Phil. 11.6, 13.12, ad Fam. 10.33.) Pontius Aquila was a friend of Cicero, and is frequently mentioned by him in his letters. (Ad Fam. 5.2-4, 7.2, 3.)