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

5. BELLIENUS, originally a slave, born in the family of one Demetrius, was stationed at Intemelium with a garrison in B. C. 49, where he put to death, in consequence of a sum of money which he had received from the opposite party, Domitius, a man of noble rank in the town, and a friend of Caesar's. Thereupon the Intemelians took up arms, and Caelius had to march to the town with some cohorts, to put down the insurrection. (Cic. Fam. 8.15; comp. 16.22.)

C. BELLIE'NUS, a distinguished Roman orator and jurist, who was prevented by the disorders which occurred in the time of Marius from attaining the consulship. (Cic. Brut. 47.) He is supposed by Trietanus (Comm. P. i. p. 90) to be the same person with C. Annius Bellienus mentioned above [No. 2], but Ernesti (Clav. Cic.) repudiates this conjecture, as not easily reconcileable with dates.