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Atticus, Titus Pomponius

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Born: 110 AD
Died: 032 AD.

Nationality: Roman
Categories: Authors, Businessmen, Historian

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110 BC - Titus Pomponius Atticus was born.

85 BC - He is said to have been an excellent student, and Pomponius travelled to Athens, where he immersed himself in literature and philosophy.

         - Atticus' wealth grew by inheritance and through his skillful dealings in real estate.

65 BC - Atticus returned to Rome.

49 BC - He kept out of politics to the greatest extent possible, except to lend Cicero a helping hand in times of peril for instance, when Cicero was forced to flee the country, Atticus made him a present of 250,000 sesterces.

32 BC - He committed suicide by starving himself to death after being incurably ill for some months.

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