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FRL IV: ORATORY, PART 2

Unplaced Fragment (F9)

F 9 Prisc., GL II, p.381.12–14

Cannutius: “turpe est propter venustatem vestimentorum admirari, ut propter turpissime vitam actam non contempnere,”1 “admirari” θαυμάζεσθαι.

115 + 116 C. ET L. CAEPASII FRATRES

T 1 Cic. Brut. 242

[Cicero:] eodem tempore C.L. Caepasii fratres fuerunt, qui multa opera, ignoti homines et repentini, quaestores celeriter facti sunt, oppidano quodam et incondito genere dicendi.

On Behalf of C. Fabricius (F2)

The brothers Caepasii, the elder in particular, defended C. Fabricius, an accomplice of the elder Statius Albius Oppianicus, when he was charged with attempted poision-

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115 + 116 C. ET L. CAEPASII FRATRES

Unplaced Fragment (F 9)

F 9 Priscian

Cannutius: “It is disgraceful to be admired because of the elegance of one’s clothes, as it is [disgraceful] not to regard people with contempt [?] because of a life very disgracefully lived,” “to be admired,” to be admired [in Greek: deponent verb here with passive sense].

115 + 116 C. ET L. CAEPASII FRATRES

The brothers C. and L. Caepasius seem to have been quaestors in around 70 BC (RE Caepasius). In Cicero they are described as upstarts, whose eloquence was rather provincial and unpolished (T 1).

T 1 Cicero, Brutus

[Cicero:] In the same period there were the brothers C. and L. Caepasius, who, through much effort, though unknown men and having emerged suddenly, were soon elected quaestors; their style of speaking was of a certain provincial nature and unpolished.

On Behalf of C. Fabricius (F 2)

ings (TLRR 148) in 74 BC by A. Cluentius Habitus, assisted by P. Cannutius (114 F 7).

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.fragmentary_republican_latin-oratory.2019