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FRL IV: ORATORY, PART 2

For L. Sempronius Atratinus (F1)

F 1 Suet. Gram. et rhet. 26.2

hunc eundem—nam diutissime vixit—M. Caelius in oratione quam pro se de vi habuit significa{ba}t1 dictasse Atratino accusatori suo actionem subtractoque nomine hordearium eum rhetorem appellat, deridens ut inflatum ac levem et sordidum.

98 CN. SICINIUS

Cn. Sicinius (tr. pl. 76 BC; RE Sicinius 9; praenomen L. at Sall. Hist. 3.48.8 M. = 3.15.8 R.) was rather funny according to Cicero, but otherwise lacking in oratorical

T 1 Cic. Brut. 216–17

= 86 F 7.

99 CN. CORNELIUS LENTULUS CLODIANUS

Cn. Cornelius Lentulus Clodianus (cos. 72, censor 70 BC; RE Cornelius 216) was a contemporary of Q. Hortensius Hortalus (92) (T 1). As consuls, he and his colleague L. Gellius Poplicola (101) put forward several bills (e.g., Sall. Hist. 4.1 M. = 4.1 R.); these initiatives included a motion for not trying people in the provinces in their absence,

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99 CN. CORNELIUS LENTULUS CLODIANUS

For L. Sempronius Atratinus (F 1)

F 1 Suetonius, Lives of Illustrious Men. Grammarians and Rhetoricians

M. Caelius [M. Caelius Rufus (162), F 23–28], in a speech that he delivered in his own defense on a charge of violence, implies that this same man [Plotius]—for he lived very long—supplied his accuser, Atratinus [L. Sempronius Atratinus (171), F 1–7], with the plea; and without mentioning him by name, he [Caelius] calls him a barley-bread rhetorician, mocking him as puffy, light, and coarse.

98 CN. SICINIUS

qualities (T 1). A witty remark about the consuls of 76 BC is reported (T 1; Quint. Inst. 11.3.129).

T 1 Cicero, Brutus

= 86 F 7.

99 CN. CORNELIUS LENTULUS CLODIANUS

presented in the Senate (F 4). When the two men were censors, they expelled a number of individuals from the Senate (e.g., Liv. Epit. 98; Cic. Clu. 120).

In 67 BC Lentulus was a legate of Cn. Pompeius Magnus(111) in the war against the pirates; in the following year he supported the Lex Manilia de imperio Cn. Pompei

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.fragmentary_republican_latin-oratory.2019