Tools

FRL IV: ORATORY, PART 2

hic ille: “non accusabis. perpusillum rogabo.” ridicule. sed sedebat iudex L. Aurifex brevior ipse quam testis etiam: omnis est risus in iudicem conversus; visum est totum scurrile ridiculum.

F 17 Cic. De or. 2.249

[Caesar Strabo:] ...at in male olentem: “video me a te circumveniri”1 subridicule Philippus.

70A C. SEXTIUS CALVINUS

T 1 Cic. Brut. 130

[Cicero:] atque et acri1 ingenio et sermone eleganti, valetudine incommoda C. Sextius Calvinus fuit; qui etsi, cum remiserant dolores pedum, non deerat in causis, tamen id non saepe faciebat. itaque consilio eius, cum volebant, homines utebantur, patrocinio, cum licebat.

16

70A C. SEXTIUS CALVINUS

of the court, hastening on, [said]: “Only briefly.” Here he [said]: “You will not complain: I will make a very short examination.” Funny. But L. Aurifex was sitting there as judge, even shorter than the witness: all the laughter turned toward the judge; the entire joke seemed buffoonish.

F 17 Cicero, On the Orator

[Caesar Strabo:] ...but to a malodorous individual Philippus [said] with a spark of humor: “I perceive that I am encircled by you.”1

70A C. SEXTIUS CALVINUS

C. Sextius Calvinus (RE Sextius 21) was probably a contemporary of M. Antonius (65) and L. Licinius Crassus (66). In Cicero’s view (T 1), Calvinus could have been a good pleader if he had been of better health (cf. 58b F3).

T 1 Cicero, Brutus

[Cicero:] Another man of keen mind and careful speech, but of unfavorable health, was C. Sextius Calvinus: even though he would not be neglectful with respect to trials if the pain of his feet had relaxed, yet he did not do it often. Therefore, people availed themselves of his counsel when they would, of his help in court when they could.

17
DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.fragmentary_republican_latin-oratory.2019