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FRL IV: ORATORY, PART 2

F 4 Cic. Brut. 222

[Cicero:] multum ab his aberat L. Fufius, tamen ex accusatione M’. Aquilli diligentiae fructum ceperat.

F 5 Cic. Off. 2.50

in accusando etiam M’. Aquillio1 L. Fufi cognita industria est.

F 6 Apul. Apol. 66.4

= 65 F 15.

75A M. OCTAVIUS

M. Octavius (RE Octavius 32) was presumably a Tribune of the People in the early first century BC. He is known only from references (also Cic. Off. 2.72) to his successful initiative to abrogate C. Sempronius Gracchus’ (48) grain

Against Lex Sempronia frumentaria (F1)

F 1 Cic. Brut. 222

[Cicero:] ...M. Octavium Cn. f., qui tantum auctoritate dicendoque valuit ut legem Semproniam frumentariam populi frequentis suffragiis abrogaverit ... abducamus ex

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75A M. OCTAVIUS

F 4 Cicero, Brutus

[Cicero:] Far inferior to these [the orators just mentioned: C. Papirius Carbo Arvina (87), Q. Varius Hybrida (88), Cn. Pomponius (72B)] was L. Fufius; yet from the accusation of M’. Aquillius he had earned the reward of diligence.

F 5 Cicero, On Duties

In the accusation of M’. Aquillius too the diligence of L. Fufius was recognized.

F 6 Apuleius, Apologia

= 65 F 15.

75A M. OCTAVIUS

law (Lex Sempronia frumentaria: LPPR, pp.307–8); Cicero’s report suggests that this result was partly due to Octavius’ powerful oratory.

Against Lex Sempronia frumentaria (F 1)

F 1 Cicero, Brutus

[Cicero:] ...M. Octavius, Gnaeus’ son, who was so influential through his authority and speaking that he abrogated the Sempronian grain law by the votes of the People present in large numbers ... let us withdraw them from

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.fragmentary_republican_latin-oratory.2019