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FRL IV: ORATORY, PART 2

T 1 Cic. Q Rosc. 22

subridet Saturius, veterator, ut sibi videtur ...

T 2 Cic. Clu. 107

atque in his omnibus natu minimus, ingenio et diligentia et religione par eis quos antea commemoravi, P. Saturius, in eadem sententia fuit.

On Behalf of C. Fannius Chaerea Against Q. Roscius, the Comic Actor (F3)

F 3 Cic. Q Rosc. 18, 19, 27–28, 51, 52, 56

quid? tu, Saturi, qui contra hunc venis, existimas aliter? nonne, quotienscumque in causa in nomen huius incidisti, totiens hunc et virum bonum esse dixisti et honoris causa appellasti? ... [19] qua in re mihi ridicule es visus esse inconstans qui eundem et laederes et laudares, et virum optimum et hominem improbissimum esse diceres. eundem tu et honoris causa appellabas et virum primarium esse dicebas et socium fraudasse arguebas? ... [27] ... exorditur magna cum exspectatione veteris histrionis exponere societatem. “Panurgus,” inquit, “fuit Fanni; is f{u}it1 ei cum Roscio communis.” hic primum questus est non leviter Saturius communem factum esse gratis cum Roscio,

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106 P. SATURIUS

T 1 Cicero, Pro Quinctio Roscio Comoedo

Saturius smiles, the cunning old fellow, as he thinks himself to be ...

T 2 Cicero, Pro Cluentio

And among them all, P. Saturius, the youngest in years, an equal in ability, earnestness, and devotion to duty of those I mentioned earlier [other judges], was of the same opinion [i.e., a verdict of guilty].

On Behalf of C. Fannius Chaerea Against Q. Roscius, the Comic Actor (F 3)

F 3 Cicero, Pro Quinctio Roscio Comoedo

Well? Do you, Saturius, who appear against this man here [Q. Roscius], think differently? As often as you happened to mention his name in the case, each time did you not both declare that he was an honorable man and mentioned him by name out of respect? ... [19] In this matter you seemed to me to be ridiculous and inconsistent, as you both attacked and praised the same man, as you called him both a most excellent man and a thorough rascal. As regards the same person, did you mention him by name out of respect and call him a most distinguished man and accuse him of having cheated his business partner? ... [27] ... Amid great expectation he [Saturius] begins to set forth the partnership concerning the old actor. “Panurgus,” he says, “was the slave of Fannius; he becomes the common property of him and Roscius.” At this point Saturius first complained rather strongly that he [the slave] was made common property for Roscius for nothing, as he had been

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.fragmentary_republican_latin-oratory.2019