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FRL IV: ORATORY, PART 2

usi sunt oratione perpetua, sed interrogatione testium causam peregerunt.

Testimony Against C. Cornelius (F7A)

F 7A Val. Max. 8.5.4

= 92 F 32.

91 M. LICINIUS LUCULLUS

M. Licinius Lucullus (cos. 73 BC; RE Licinius 109), a brother of L. Licinius Lucullus (90), was called M. Terentius M. f. Varro Lucullus after his adoption. In the civil war he supported L. Cornelius Sulla against the Marians. After his consulship he was governor of Macedonia, defeated the Thracians, and celebrated a triumph in 71 BC.

Like his brother, M. Lucullus was on familiar terms with the poet Archias (Cic. Arch. 5–6; cf. TLRR 235). He was recognized as an orator, even though he was more suited

T 1 Cic. Brut. 222

= 90 T 1.

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91 M. LICINIUS LUCULLUS

a continuous speech, but carried the case through by questioning witnesses.2

Testimony Against C. Cornelius (F 7A)

L. Lucullus may have provided testimony against C. Cornelius (TLRR 209), as his brother M. Licinius Lucullus (91 F 2B) did.

F 7A Valerius Maximus, Memorable Doings and Sayings

= 92 F 32.1

91 M. LICINIUS LUCULLUS

to political speeches than to forensic ones, according to Cicero (T 1).

On several occasions M. Lucullus made oratorical appearances (F 2A–B) with his brother (90) (TLRR 71, 209). Moreover, in 99 BC he intervened in favor of the return from exile of their uncle Q. Caecilius Metellus Numidicus (cos. 109 BC) (Cic. Red. sen. 37; Red. pop.6). As pontifex, M. Lucullus supported Cicero’s plans for rebuilding his house in 57 BC (Cic. Har. resp.12; Att. 4.2.4).

T 1 Cicero, Brutus

= 90 T 1.

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.fragmentary_republican_latin-oratory.2019