Hirtius, Aulus

, was an officer under Julius Caisar, and wrote a supplementary part of the Commentaries published in his name, viz. the eighth of the Gallic war, and those of the Alexandrine and African wars. Of the two latter he received his information partly from Caesar’s own mouth, but he is a less perspicuous writer, although his style is good. He was made consul, together with Vibius Pansa, in the year B. C. 43, and was killed in a battle with Antony in the neighbourhood of Mutina. 2


Moreri. —Vossius Hist. Lat. Fabric. Bibl. Lat.