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FRL III: ORATORY, PART 1

F 3 Cic. Clu. 140–41

= 66 F 46.

F 4 Cic. De or. 2.220–23

= 66 F 45.

F 5 Plin. HN 36.7

iam L. Crassum oratorem illum qui primus peregrini marmoris columnas habuit in eodem Palatio, Hymettias tamen nec pluris sex aut longiores duodenum pedum, M. Brutus in iurgiis ob id Venerem Palatinam appellaverat.

57 L. CAESULENUS

Cicero notes that he heard L. Caesulenus (RE Caesulenus 1), then an old man, speak when he was suing “Sabellius” (name uncertain) under a Lex Aquilia, perhaps in the early

T 1 Cic. Brut. 131

[Cicero:] atque eodem tempore accusator de plebe L. Caesulenus fuit, quem ego audivi iam senem, cum ab L.

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F 3 Cicero, Pro Cluentio

= 66 F 46.

F 4 Cicero, On the Orator

= 66 F 45.

F 5 Pliny the Elder, Natural History

Already that orator L. Crassus [L. Licinius Crassus (66)], he who was the first to have columns of foreign marble also on the Palatine, yet of Hymettus marble [from Mount Hymettus near Athens], and no more than six or taller than twelve feet, had been called “Venus Palatina” by M. Brutus because of this in their quarrels.1

57 L. CAESULENUS

80s BC (F 2A) (TLRR 111). L. Caesulenus’ skill as an accuser is highlighted (T 1).

T 1 Cicero, Brutus

[Cicero:] And at the same time [as M. Iunius Brutus (56) and other orators of the late 2nd cent. BC] there was a prosecutor of plebeian origin, L. Caesulenus, whom I heard when he was already an old man, when he sought

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.fragmentary_republican_latin-oratory.2019