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  • Almost sixteen and on the verge of official manhood, Gaius Scribonius Curio was due to leave the nursery and become a contubernalis.

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • He had been an inexperienced and sickly contubernalis privileged to serve with the greatest Roman who ever lived.

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • “My brother Caepio would have come,” said young Cato in his harsh and unmelodic voice, “except that he's out of Rome with Catulus's army-a contubernalis, if you know that term.”

    Fortune's Favorites

  • But between my son's death and the case of Sextus Roscius of Ameria, I saw him only as a contubernalis on my staff in Campania during the Italian War.

    Fortune's Favorites

  • When he was my contubernalis he acted as my secretary.

    Fortune's Favorites

  • Now nineteen years old, he had traveled out the year before to join his father's staff as a contubernalis, very pleased that-as his own father had done before him-he could serve his military training under his father.

    Fortune's Favorites

  • Provided his purse is fat enough, even a contubernalis can live like a king if he wants.

    Fortune's Favorites

  • But when I was just a bit older than my son is now, I was serving as a contubernalis with Lucius Cinna, Publius Lupus, my cousin Lucius Lucilius, and my good friend Gnaeus Octavius Ruso here.

    The Grass Crown

  • As a contubernalis — cadet — serving under various commanders, Pompey Strabo had not been popular with his peers — men like Lucius Caesar, Sextus Caesar, his middling cousin Pompeius Rufus, Cato Licinianus, Lucius Cornelius Cinna.

    The Grass Crown

  • It fell to Cicero, the only contubernalis left in the camp, to organize accommodation and provender for Scato and his troop; much to his surprise, the same men who had driven the Picentines into the mountains to freeze and starve now behaved toward the enemy in their midst with great hospitality, from Sextus Pompey down to the most insignificant noncombatant.

    The Grass Crown

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