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qui pretio proprius fuisset Fanni. largitus est scilicet homo liberalis et dissolutus et bonitate adfluens Fannius Roscio. sic puto. [28] quoniam ille hic constitit paulisper, mihi quoque necesse est paulum commorari. Panurgum tu, Saturi, proprium Fanni dicis fuisse.... [51] ... iam intellegis, C. Piso, sibi soli, societati nihil Roscium petisse. hoc quoniam sentit Saturius esse apertum, resistere et repugnare contra veritatem non audet, aliud fraudis et insidiarum in eodem vestigio deverticulum reperit. [52] “petisse,” inquit,2 “suam partem Roscium a Flavio confiteor, vacuam et integram reliquisse Fanni concedo; sed, quod sibi exegit, id commune societatis factum esse contendo.” ... [56] ... perstat in sententia Saturius, quodcumque sibi petat socius, id societatis fieri.

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T 1 Cic. Brut. 223

[Cicero:] Cn. Carbonem M. Marium et ex eodem genere

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bought by Fannius and was his property. Of course, Fannius, that generous man, careless about money, overflowing with kindness, made a present of him to Roscius. I suppose so! [28] Since that man [Saturius] dwelt on this point for a little bit of time, I also must linger a little. You say, Saturius, that Panurgus was the private property of Fannius.... [51] ... You can now understand, C. Piso [C. Calpurnius Piso (108), the judge], that Roscius claimed for himself alone, nothing for the partnership [in compensation from Q. Flavius for the killing of Panurgus]. Since Saturius feels that this is clear, he does not venture to resist and fight against the truth; he discovers another byway for fraud and treachery in the same vein. [52] “I admit,” he says, “that Roscius claimed his share from Flavius; I grant that he left Fannius’ share free and untouched. But I maintain that what he obtained for himself became the common property of the partnership.” ... [56] ... Saturius persistently maintains the view that whatever a partner claims for himself becomes the property of the partnership.

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L. Quinctius (tr. pl. 74, praet. 68 BC; RE Quinctius 12) appears in Cicero not as a great orator or lawyer, but as an active speaker before the People, able to move a crowd, with an arrogant manner (T 1–3; cf. Quint. Inst. 5.13.39).

T 1 Cicero, Brutus

[Cicero:] Cn. Carbo [Cn. Papirius Carbo, cos. 85, 84, 82 BC], M. Marius [M. Marius Gratidianus], and several others

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.fragmentary_republican_latin-oratory.2019