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Quintus Ligarius

Quintus Ligarius was a Roman soldier, c. 50 BC. He was accused of treason for having opposed Julius Caesar in a war in Africa, but was defended so eloquently by Cicero that he was pardoned and allowed to return to Rome. He later conspired with Brutus in the assassination of Julius Caesar. Quintus Ligarius was spared by Caesar during the civil war even though he was not allowed back into Italy. Ligarius remained devoted to the Pompeians but was depressed since he was exiled.