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FRL IV: ORATORY, PART 2

83 Q. POMPEIUS RUFUS

Q. Pompeius Rufus (cos. 88 BC; RE Pompeius 39), probably a son of Q. Pompeius (30), supported his consular colleague L. Cornelius Sulla and was killed during internal conflicts in 88 BC (App. B Civ. 1.63.283–84; Liv. Epit. 77).

T 1 Cic. Brut. 206

= 74 F 3.

On His Own Behalf (F2)

F 2 Cic. Brut. 304

= 61 F 2.

Unplaced Fragment (F3)

F 3 Prisc., GL II, p.385.10–11

Quintus Pompeius: “me miserum, quem illae feminae despicari ausae sunt.” “despicor” commune accipiebant.

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83 Q. POMPEIUS RUFUS

83 Q. POMPEIUS RUFUS

L. Aelius Stilo Praeconinus (74 F 7) is said to have written speeches for Q. Pompeius Rufus and helped him in composing his own.

T 1 Cicero, Brutus

= 74 F 3.

On His Own Behalf (F 2)

In 90 BC Q. Pompeius Rufus spoke in his own defense when accused under the Lex Varia de maiestate (see 88) (TLRR 101).

F 2 Cicero, Brutus

= 61 F 2.

Unplaced Fragment (F 3)

F 3 Priscian

Quintus Pompeius: “Poor me, whom those women have dared to despise!”1 despicor [“I despise”; normally deponent] they accepted as a verb in both forms [i.e., active and passive voice].

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.fragmentary_republican_latin-oratory.2019