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FRL III: ORATORY, PART 1

On Behalf of P. Rutilius Rufus (F7–8)

F 7 Cic. Brut. 115

= 44 F 3.

F 8 Cic. De or. 1.229

= 80 F 9.

67A C. COELIUS CALDUS

C. Coelius (or: Caelius) Caldus (cos. 94 BC; RE Coelius 12) reached the consulship despite opposition against him as a homo novus. As Tribune of the People (106 BC), he prosecuted C. Popillius Laenas (TLRR 59) and put forward the Lex Caelia tabellaria on voting practices for deci-

T 1 Cic. Brut. 165

[Cicero:] ... quod idem de C. Caelio dixerim, industriam in eo summam fuisse summasque virtutes, eloquentiae tantum quod esset in rebus privatis amicis eius, in re publica ipsius dignitati satis.

490

67A C. COELIUS CALDUS

On Behalf of P. Rutilius Rufus (F 7–8)

Presumably in 92 BC Scaevola supported P. Rutilius Rufus (accused of extortion): he was also defended by himself (44 F 3–6) and C. Aurelius Cotta (80 F 8–9), but had to go into exile after the trial (TLRR 94).

F 7 Cicero, Brutus

= 44 F 3.

F 8 Cicero, On the Orator

= 80 F 9.

67A C. COELIUS CALDUS

sions in trials for perduellio (LPPR, pp.324–25). As a judge, Coelius acquitted someone who had attacked the poet Lucilius by name on the stage (Rhet. Her. 2.19; TLRR 353).

T 1 Cicero, Brutus

[Cicero:] ...I could say the same [as about Cn. Domitius Ahenobarbus (69); continued from 69 T 1] about C. Caelius: that he had the greatest industry and the highest qualities, that as much as he had of eloquence was adequate in private cases for his friends and in political matters for his own standing.

491
DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.fragmentary_republican_latin-oratory.2019