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Atticus, Titus Pomponius

Born: 1100 AD
Died: 3200 AD
Nationality: Roman
Categories: Authors, Businessmen, Historian

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.