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[ser-tawr-ee-uh s, -tohr-] /sərˈtɔr i əs, -ˈtoʊr-/
[kwin-tuh s] /ˈkwɪn təs/ (Show IPA),
died 72 b.c, Roman general and statesman. Unabridged
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  • Perpenna yielded, and led them to join the troops of Sertorius, to the number of fifty-three cohorts.

  • This was the first battle that was fought between Sertorius and Pompey.

  • Sertorius, whose story is told by Plutarch, affords another picturesque subject for Corneille in one of his most famous tragedies.

    A Short History of Spain Mary Platt Parmele
  • These coins were struck in Spain during the war of Sertorius.

    History of Julius Caesar Vol. 2 of 2 Napoleon III, Emperor of the French, 1808-1873.
  • He was succeeded in his power by Sertorius Macro, who had aided in his destruction.

    A Smaller History of Rome William Smith and Eugene Lawrence
  • He declared war, made an alliance with Sertorius, and marched into Bithynia.

    Ancient Rome Mary Agnes Hamilton
  • Sertorius cordially returned the caresses of the animal, and even shed tears.

  • "They are not all cravens; to that I can bear witness," interrupted Sertorius.

    Valeria William Henry Withrow
  • What wise man's oration could ever have done so much with the people as Sertorius' invention of his white hind?

    The Praise of Folly Desiderius Erasmus
  • Sertorius was besieging this town, when Pompeius came with all his force to relieve it.

British Dictionary definitions for Sertorius


Quintus (ˈkwɪntəs). ?123–72 bc, Roman soldier who fought with Marius in Gaul (102) and led an insurrection in Spain against Sulla until he was assassinated
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