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FRL IV: ORATORY, PART 2

Πομπήϊος ἁπάντων σχεδὸν ὧν ὁ Σύλλας ὅπλοις καὶ πολέμῳ τῆς πόλεως κρατήσας.

Testimony Against C. Cornelius (F8A)

F 8A Asc. in Cic. Corn., arg. (pp.53 KS = 60.19–61.5 C.)

= 92 F 31.

On the Catilinarian Conspirators (F9)

F 9 Plut. Cic. 21.4

εἰρημένης δὲ τῆς γνώμης πρῶτος ἀντέκρουσεν αὐτῇ Κάτλος Λουτάτιος ...

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L. Plotius Gallus (RE Plotius 16) was the first to teach Latin oratory at Rome, in the time of Cicero’s youth (Suet. Gram. et rhet. 26.1; Schol. Bob. ad Cic. Arch. [p.178.11 St.]; Sen. Contr. 2, praef. 5; Quint. Inst. 2.4.42; Hieron. Ab Abr. 1929 = 88 BC [p.150f Helm]). C. Marius is said to have felt that Plotius was well qualified to record his

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almost all the powers that Sulla [L. Cornelius Sulla] had exercised after subduing the city [of Rome] in armed warfare.

Testimony Against C. Cornelius (F 8A)

F 8A Asconius on Cicero, Pro Cornelio

= 92 F 31.

On the Catilinarian Conspirators (F 9)

At the meeting of the Senate in December 63 BC concerning the fate of the Catilinarian conspirators, Catulus spoke against the view of C. Iulius Caesar (121 F 32–36A) (Plut. Caes. 8.1; Cic. Att. 12.21.1).

F 9 Plutarch, Life of Cicero

After the view [of C. Iulius Caesar (121), F 32–36A] had been presented, Lutatius Catulus was the first to oppose it ...

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achievements (Cic. Arch. 20). In fact, Plotius wrote about oratorical gestures (Quint. Inst. 11.3.143) and composed speeches for the accused.

In 56 BC Plotius produced a speech for L. Sempronius Atratinus (171 F 1–7), who prosecuted M. Caelius Rufus (162 F 23–28) (TLRR 275).

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.fragmentary_republican_latin-oratory.2019