"Were it not for the 'sica,' which I brought, he would have slain me," said Vinicius.
sica had said that he would accompany me; but he has left Brundisium.
Cicero names the person, sica, who had shown him hospitality near Vibo.
They were called sicarii, from the short dagger, sica, with which they secretly slew their opponents.
Plutarch calls him Οὐίβιος Σικελὸς ἀνήρ, as if he had mistaken the name sica.