MILO, TITUS ANNIIIS PADEN-IAN-US, 95-48, B.C., b. Italy; belonged to a distinguished family, and married a daughter of SyIla. Few details of his life are known, till his election as tribune of the people in 57. He was then'a partisan of Pompey, and attempted to bring about the recall of Cicero from exile. This measure, which was warmly sup ported by the Pompeian party was bitterly opposed by Clodius, who, as tribune of the people, had been instrumental 'in passing the law condemning Cicero to exile. Milo attempted to have Clodius condemned as a violator of the public peace, but the proceed ings`were quashed. Both Milo and Clcxlius now hired a body-guard of gladiators, and armed collisions between their retainers became almost every-day occurrences. About this time Milo, who had greatly reduced his fortune by the splendid spectacles which he had displayed to the people during his tribunate, married Sylla's daughter. Fausta, for her fortune. Sallust, the. historian, was afterwards discovered in adultery Nvith her, and after being severely handled was allowed to escape with his life only on paying a con siderable sum of money to Milo. Meanwhile Cicero had come back, and both he and Pompey were continually attacked by Clodius. The latter was elected curule mdile in 56, and in his turn accused Milo of being a violator of the public peace by keeping a force of armed retainers. Pompey conducted the defense of Milo, but no decision was ever reached. In 53 Milo offered himself as a candidate for the consulship. Clodius opposed the candidature of Milo, who was defended in the senate by Cicero in a speech of which some fragments are still extant. On Jan. 20 of the next year Milo was on his way to Lanuvium from Rome, accompanied by his usual band of armed gladiators.
Clodius, also with an armed company, met him near Bovillm. Milo was dictator of Lantzvium, where he was going to take part in some religious ceremonies, with his wife and a friend, and a number of slaves. Clodius had about 30 slaves with him. 31ilo and Clodius passed each other without trouble; but some of Milo's followers picked a quarrel with the slaves of Clodius, who attempted to interpose, and was at once' stabbed in the shoulder by one of Milo's men. Clodius was taken to a tavern in Bovillm, but was dragged out by the slaves of Milo and put to death. The corpse of Clodius was plaeed.on the rostra of the forum in Rome, and a great mob set fire to the senate house. These acts of popular violence created a reaction in favor of Milo, who ventured to return to Rome. But the disturbance in Rome soon became so great that Pompey was made subconsul. 31ilo was tried for the murder of Clodius, and though defended by Cicero, he Nvas condemned to exile. He went to Marseilles, and while there received a revised copy of the speech which Cicero had intended to make in his favor. On reading it, he is said to have reinarked that he was glad it had not been delivered, "For if so, I should not now be eating such fine mullets at Marseilles." In his absence he was tried and condemned on charges of violence, of bribery, and conspiracy. In 48 he went back to Italy without permission, to join Marcus Ctehus, an expelled senator, who was attempt ing to excite a rebellion in s. Italy, and he was killed before a fort near Thurii.