Quintus Servilius Caepio (uncle of Brutus)

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Quintus Servilius Caepio (died 59 BC), was the son of Quintus Servilius Caepio and Livia, and a full brother of Servilia Major and Servilia Minor. He was a half-brother of Marcus Porcius Cato the Younger who was very fond of him. In 71 BC, during the Third Servile War, Caepio served as a tribune in the army of Marcus Licinius Crassus. In his will he adopted Marcus Junius Brutus, the son of his sister Servilia Major. For a period of time, Brutus used the name Quintus Servilius Caepio Brutus to honor his uncle.[1][2]

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  1. ^ Plutarch, "The Life of Cato the Younger", 8, 11.
  2. ^ Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, vol. I, pp. 512 ("Marcus Junius Brutus", No. 21), 535 ("Quintus Servilius Caepio", No. 9).


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