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- Sextus Digitius, the first of the name to appear in history, was an Italian, who served as a marine (socius navalis) under Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus. He and Quintus Trebellius claimed to have been the first to have scaled the walls of Carthago Nova in 209 BC. They were awarded the corona muralis for their bravery, and Digitius evidently received the Roman franchise.
- Sextus Digitius, probably the marine under Scipio Africanus, was praetor in 194 BC, and received the province of Hispania Ulterior. He was appointed legate by Scipio Asiaticus to collect a fleet at Brundisium in 190, and was sent as ambassador to Macedonia in 174. The following year, he was sent to Apulia to purchase provisions for the fleet and the army.
- Sextus Digitius (Sex. f.), military tribune in 170 BC, was probably the son of the praetor of 194. He served in Macedonia and Greece under the consul Aulus Hostilius Mancinus, and reported his defeats upon returning to Rome to perform a sacrifice.
- Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, William Smith, Editor.
- Titus Livius, Ab Urbe Condita, xxvi. 48.
- Given time frames and the unlikelihood of such quick promotion from generation to generation to high office, it is possible, but unjustified, that this S Digitius was the marine commander of 209BC's son.
- Titus Livius, Ab Urbe Condita, xxxv. 1, 2, xxxvii. 4, xli. 22, xlii. 27.
- Paulus Orosius, Historiarum Adversum Paganos Libri VII, iv. 22.
- Titus Livius, Ab Urbe Condita, xliii. 11.
This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Smith, William, ed. (1870). "article name needed". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology.
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