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FRL III: ORATORY, PART 1

Against Ser. Sulpicius Galba (F2–4)

When Tribune of the People in 149 BC, Scribonius put forward a proposal, directed against Ser. Sulpicius Galba (19), that the Lusitanians, who had been sold into Gaul as a result of Galba’s activities, should be restored to liberty. M. Porcius Cato (8 ORF4 F 196–99) as well as L. Cornelius

F 2 Cic. Brut. 89–90

= 19 F 13.

F 3 Liv. Epit. 49.17–20

= 19 F 12.

F 4 Val. Max. 8.1.abs.2

= 19 F 14.

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Q. Pompeius (cos. 141, censor 131 BC; RE Pompeius 12) was a homo novus (Cic. Font. 23; Mur. 16) and formed, with Q. Caecilius Metellus Macedonicus (18), the first plebeian pair of censors (18 F 4).

T 1 Cic. Brut. 96

[Cicero:] Q. enim Pompeius non contemptus orator temporibus illis fuit, qui summos honores homo per se cognitus sine ulla commendatione maiorum est adeptus.

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Against Ser. Sulpicius Galba (F 2–4)

Cethegus argued in favor of the bill, but Ser. Sulpicius Galba (19 F 12–14), supported by Q. Fulvius Nobilior (19A F 2), made an emotional plea and managed to get himself acquitted (TLRR 1; CCMR, App. A: 173).

F 2 Cicero, Brutus

= 19 F 13.

F 3 Livy, Epitome

= 19 F 12.

F 4 Valerius Maximus, Memorable Doings and Sayings

= 19 F 14.

30 Q. POMPEIUS

In Cicero, Q. Pompeius is acknowledged as not a bad orator in his time, who gained recognition on his own merits (T 1).

T 1 Cicero, Brutus

[Cicero:] For Q. Pompeius was not a contemptible orator in those times, a man who, having gained recognition on his own merits, obtained the highest honors, without any recommendation of his ancestors.

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.fragmentary_republican_latin-oratory.2019