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FRL III: ORATORY, PART 1

F 69 Terent. Maur., vv. 985–88, GL VI, p.354

nempe et esse1 litterarum syllaba una sex potest, / Graeca cum duplex duabus solvitur nostratibus, / dixerit si forte quidam “scrobs abunde fossa erit,”2 / “stirps” velut dixit disertus Gracchus alter Gaius.

49 Q. FABIUS MAXIMUS ALLOBROGICUS

Q. Fabius Maximus Allobrogicus (cos. 121 BC; RE Fabius 110) fought against the Allobroges during his consulship; he then celebrated a triumph and received the cognomen Allobrogicus.

T 1 Cic. Brut. 107

= 39 T 1.

Funeral Eulogy of P. Cornelius Scipio Aemilianus Africanus Minor (F2–3)

F 2 Schol. Bob. ad Cic. Mil. 16 (p.118.11–12 Stangl)

= 20 F 22.

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49 Q. FABIUS MAXIMUS ALLOBROGICUS

F 69 Terentianus Maurus

And in fact a single syllable can consist of six letters, when a double Greek letter [i.e., a double consonant like ψ = ps] is resolved by two of ours, as when by chance someone would say “a pit [scrobs] of big dimensions will be a trench,” [or] as for example the eloquent second Gracchus, Gaius, said “stem” [stirps].1

49 Q. FABIUS MAXIMUS ALLOBROGICUS

According to the view of the poet Accius, reported in Cicero, Allobrogicus was a learned man and a decent speaker (T 1).

T 1 Cicero, Brutus

= 39 T 1.

Funeral Eulogy of P. Cornelius Scipio Aemilianus Africanus Minor (F 2–3)

Upon the death of his uncle P. Cornelius Scipio Aemilianus Africanus minor (21) in 129 BC, Allobrogicus delivered the funeral speech (CCMR, App. A: 190), composed by C. Laelius Sapiens (20 F 22–23).

F 2 Scholia Bobiensia to Cicero, Pro Milone

= 20 F 22.

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.fragmentary_republican_latin-oratory.2019