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FRL IV: ORATORY, PART 2

in pluribus propositis, cum1 aut singulis statim ratio subiciatur, ut est apud Gaium Antonium: “sed neque accusatorem eum metuo, quod sum innocens, neque competitorem vereor, quod sum Antonius, neque consulem spero, quod est Cicero”: [95] aut ...

114 P. CANNUTIUS

T 1 Cic. Brut. 205

= 76 T 10.

T 2 Cic. Clu. 29, 50, 73 (cf. F 5, 6, 8)

... a P. Cannutio, homine eloquentissimo ... [50] ... P. Cannutius, homo in primis ingeniosus et in dicendo exercitatus ... [73] ... Cannutio, perito homini ...

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114 P. CANNUTIUS

could be kept up certainly in a number of propositions, when either the reason is given immediately for each one, as in Gaius Antonius’ [remark]: “But neither do I dread him as an accuser, because I am innocent, nor do I fear him as a rival candidate, because I am Antonius, nor do I expect to see him consul, because he is Cicero”;2 [95] or ...

114 P. CANNUTIUS

P. Cannutius (RE Cannutius 2) is described in Cicero as his contemporary and the best orator of those not of senatorial rank (T 1–2).

T 1 Cicero, Brutus

= 76 T 10.

T 2 Cicero, Pro Cluentio (cf. F 5, 6, 8)

... P. Cannutius, a most eloquent man ... [50] ... P. Cannutius, a man particularly gifted and proficient in speaking ... [73] ... Cannutius, an experienced man ...

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.fragmentary_republican_latin-oratory.2019