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FRL III: ORATORY, PART 1

adnuendo enim votis meis id egerunt ut vos potius meo casu doleatis quam ego vestro ingemescerem.”

F 2G Liv. 45.40.6–42.1

Livy describes Paullus’ situation and then reports a speech he delivered as the victorious general (in direct discourse): Paullus sketches his journey to victory. Therefore, he says, he felt that this good fortune seemed excessive and thus suspicious, but he hoped that his personal fortune would

F 2H App. Mac. 19.1–3

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P. Cornelius Scipio Africani maioris filius (RE Cornelius 331) was augur from 180 BC (Liv. 40.42.13); he was the son of P. Cornelius Scipio Africanus maior (4) and adopted the later P. Cornelius Scipio Aemilianus Africanus minor (21) (on his life see FRHist1:184).

T 1 Cic. Brut. 77

[Cicero:] ipsum Scipionem accepimus non infantem fuisse. filius quidem eius, is qui hunc minorem Scipionem a Paullo adoptavit, si corpore valuisset, in primis habitus

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granting my prayers they saw to it that you rather grieve for my misfortune than that I groan over yours.”

F 2G Livy, History of Rome

suffer a blow rather than the Republic. Although, he adds, he is now almost more unfortunate than the captured king Perseus, he is consoled by the happiness of the Roman People and the public good fortune.

F 2H Appian, Macedonian History

Appian gives a report of Paullus’ speech similar to that in Livy; his description is shorter and partly in direct and partly in indirect speech (in Greek).

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According to Cicero, this Scipio’s oratorical abilities were constrained by his ill health (T 1; Cic. Sen. 35; Off. 1.121; cf. also Vell. Pat. 1.10.3). Still, in Cicero’s time some speeches of Scipio were available (T 1).

T 1 Cicero, Brutus

[Cicero:] Scipio [P. Cornelius Scipio Africanus maior (4)] himself, we learn, was not at all without the ability to speak. His son, who adopted the younger Scipio [P. Cornelius Scipio Aemilianus Africanus minor (21)] from Paullus [L. Aemilius Paullus (12)], would certainly have been

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.fragmentary_republican_latin-oratory.2019