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hic, qui mecum consul fuit, filius eius est consecutus, neque se ante causas amicorum tractare atque agere coepisse quam ius civile didicisset.

T 3 Gell. NA 1.13.9–10

... exemplum quoque P. Crassi Muciani, clari atque incluti viri .... [10] is Crassus a Sempronio Asellione et plerisque aliis historiae Romanae scriptoribus traditur habuisse quinque rerum bonarum maxima et praecipua: quod esset ditissimus, quod nobilissimus, quod eloquentissimus, quod iurisconsultissimus, quod pontifex maximus.

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C. Fannius (cos. 122 BC; RE Fannius 7) was supported by C. Sempronius Gracchus (48) in obtaining the consulship, but then turned against the latter’s citizenship policy (Plut. C. Gracch. 29[8].1–3).

It is uncertain whether this C. Fannius is the same Fannius as the historian (FRHist 12)—probably not (for dis-

On the Italian Allies and Those Possessing the ius Latii Against C. Sempronius Gracchus (F1–5)

F 1 Cic. Brut. 99–100

[Cicero:] “...horum aetatibus adiuncti duo C. Fannii C. et M.1 filii fuerunt; quorum Gai filius, qui consul cum

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consul with me [Q. Mucius Scaevola, cos. 95 BC], certainly achieved), nor had he himself begun to handle and conduct the cases of friends before he had learned civil law.

T 3 Gellius, Attic Nights

... also the example of P. Crassus Mucianus, a distinguished and eminent man ... [10] That Crassus is said by Sempronius Asellio [FRHist 20 F 13] and many other writers of Roman history to have had the five greatest and foremost of blessings: that he was very rich, was of the highest birth, was exceedingly eloquent, was most learned in the law, and was chief pontiff.

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cussion see FRHist1:244–46). There is already confusion about the identity of the Fannii in Cicero (F 1; Cic. Att. 12.5b, 16.13a.2; Amic. 3).

In Cicero, Fannius is credited with a single political speech (assigned to him), while it is noted that Fannius was an active pleader (F 1).

On the Italian Allies and Those Possessing the ius Latii Against C. Sempronius Gracchus (F 1–5)

F 1 Cicero, Brutus

[Cicero:] “...Linked to the time of these [Q. Pompeius (30), P. Licinius Crassus Dives Mucianus (31) and others] were the two C. Fannii, Gaius’ and Marcus’ sons. Of these Gaius’ son, who was consul with Domitius [122 BC], has

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.fragmentary_republican_latin-oratory.2019