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FRL V: ORATORY, PART 3

138 T. ANNIUS MILO

T. Annius Milo (tr. pl. 57 BC; RE Annius 67) prosecuted P. Clodius Pulcher (137) in 57 BC (TLRR 261, 262); in 56 BC he was charged by P. Clodius Pulcher (137 F 6–7) (TLRR 266); in 52 BC Milo had P. Clodius Pulcher killed. Milo spoke about this incident to the People or at least to

On P. Clodius Pulcher to the People (F1–2)

F 1 Asc. in Cic. Mil., arg. (p.29 KS = 33.21–24 C.)

contionem ei post aliquot dies dedit M. Caelius tribunus plebis atque ipse etiam causam egit1 ad populum. dicebant uterque Miloni a Clodio factas esse insidias.

egit Madvig: etiam vel et codd.: eius egit Halm

F 2 App. B Civ. 2.22.80–82

καὶ αὐτὸν ὁ Καίλιος εὐθὺς ἐσιόντα εἷλκεν ἐς τὴν ἀγορὰν ἐπὶ τοὺς παρ᾿ αὐτοῦ δεδωροδοκηκότας ὥσπερ ἐπ᾿ ἐκκλησίαν, ὑποκρινόμενος μὲν ἀγανακτεῖν καὶ οὐ διδόναι τῆς δίκης ἀναβολήν, ἐλπίζων δέ, εἰ αὐτὸν οἱ παρόντες μεθεῖεν, ἐκλύσειν τὴν δίκην τὴν ἀληθεστέραν. [81] καὶ Μίλων μὲν οὐ βουλεῦσαι τὸ ἔργον εἰπών (οὐ γὰρ ἂν μετὰ σκευῆς καὶ γυναικὸς ἐπὶ ταῦτα ὁρμῆσαι), τὸν λοιπὸν λόγον κατὰ τοῦ Κλωδίου διετίθετο ὡς θρασυτάτου δὴ καὶ φίλου θρασυτάτων, οἳ

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138 T. ANNIUS MILO

138 T. ANNIUS MILO

a group of them (F 1–2; CCMR, App. A: 329). At the trial Milo was found guilty of the murder despite Cicero’s defense (Cic. Mil.; cf. Cic. Sest. 86–89; Off. 2.58) and went into exile (TLRR 309). In the same year Milo was subject to multiple charges (TLRR 306, 310, 311, 312).

On P. Clodius Pulcher to the People (F 1–2)

F 1 Asconius on Cicero, Pro Milone

A few days later M. Caelius, a Tribune of the People [M. Caelius Rufus (162), tr. pl. 52 BC, F 29–30], granted him [Milo] an appearance before a public meeting, and he [Caelius] himself even presented the case before the People. Both said that an ambush for Milo had been set by Clodius [P. Clodius Pulcher (137)].

F 2 Appian, Civil Wars

And immediately as he [Milo] entered [the city of Rome], Caelius [M. Caelius Rufus (162), tr. pl. 52 BC] dragged him to the Forum to those whom he had bribed, as though to a meeting of the People, pretending to be very indignant and not willing to grant any delay to the trial, but hoping that, if those present should acquit him [Milo], he would escape a more regular trial. [81] And Milo said that the deed was not premeditated (for one would not set out for that with luggage and a wife); he directed the remainder of his speech against Clodius [P. Clodius Pulcher (137)] as an extremely rash man and a friend of extremely rash men, who had even set fire to the Senate house [Curia

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.fragmentary_republican_latin-oratory.2019