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FRL IV: ORATORY, PART 2

84 T. BETUTIUS BARRUS ASCULANUS

Nothing is known about T. Betutius Barrus of Asculum (modern Ascoli) other than what Cicero says about him (RE Betutius 1): in addition to speeches delivered in his

Against Q. Servilius Caepio (F1)

F 1 Cic. Brut. 169

= 74 F 4.

85 Q. SERVILIUS CAEPIO

T 1 Cic. Brut. 222–23

[Cicero:] ... abducamus ex acie, id est a iudiciis, et in praesidiis rei publicae, cui facile satis facere possint, collocemus. [223] eodem Q. Caepionem referrem, nisi nimis equestri ordini deditus a senatu dissedisset.

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85 Q. SERVILIUS CAEPIO

84 T. BETUTIUS BARRUS ASCULANUS

hometown (on orators from outside Rome see David 1985), Betutius prosecuted Q. Servilius Caepio (85 F8) in Rome (TLRR 88, 106).

Against Q. Servilius Caepio (F 1)

F 1 Cicero, Brutus

= 74 F 4.

85 Q. SERVILIUS CAEPIO

Q. Servilius Caepio (quaest. 100 BC; RE Servilius 50), a son of Q. Servilius Caepio (62), is listed as an orator more suited to political than to forensic speeches in Cicero (T 1); he died fighting in the Social War.

T 1 Cicero, Brutus

[Cicero:] ... let us withdraw them from the battle line, that is from the courts, and station them [the orators just listed] on the ramparts of the Republic, whose demands they are easily able to meet. [223] To this same place I would assign Q. Caepio, had he not through excessive devotion to the equestrian order set himself apart from the Senate.

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.fragmentary_republican_latin-oratory.2019