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FRL V: ORATORY, PART 3

F 12 Caelius ap. Cic. Fam. 8.9.5

= F 4.

On Cn. Pompeius Magnus in the Senate (F12A)

F 12A Caes. BCiv. 1.2.3–5

dixerat aliquis leniorem sententiam, ut ... M. Calidius, qui censebat ut Pompeius in suas provincias proficisceretur ne quae esset armorum causa; timere Caesarem correptis ab eo duabus legionibus ne ad eius periculum reservare et retinere eas ad urbem Pompeius videretur. ut M. Rufus, qui sententiam Calidi paucis fere mutatis rebus sequebatur. [4] hi omnes convicio L. Lentuli consulis correpti exagitabantur. [5] Lentulus sententiam Calidi pronuntiaturum se omnino negavit.

141 C. SICINIUS

C. Sicinius (quaest. ca. 70 BC; RE Sicinius 7) died after holding the office of quaestor. According to Cicero, at that point C. Sicinius was already a promising orator and a recognized speaker in the law courts; he was influenced by

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141 C. SICINIUS

F 12 Caelius in Cicero, Letters to Friends

= F 4.

On Cn. Pompeius Magnus in the Senate (F 12A)

In 49 BC Calidius put forward a motion concerning Cn. Pompeius Magnus (111) at a meeting of the Senate.

F 12A Caesar, Civil War

Some had made milder proposals [than Q. Caecilius Metellus Pius Scipio Nasica (154)], such as...M. Calidius, who proposed that Pompey [Cn. Pompeius Magnus (111)] leave for his provinces so that there should not be any cause for fighting; Caesar [C. Iulius Caesar (121)] was afraid, he said, after two of his legions had been snatched away by him, that Pompey might seem to be holding them in reserve and keeping them near the city [of Rome] as a threat against him. Or such as M. Rufus [M. Caelius Rufus (162)], who supported Calidius’ proposal with just a few amendments. [4] All these men, rebuked with abuse from L. Lentulus, the consul [L. Cornelius Lentulus Crus (157), F 5], had strong feelings aroused. [5] Lentulus refused outright to ask for a vote on Calidius’ proposal.

141 C. SICINIUS

the school of the Greek rhetorician Hermagoras and relied on discipline and preparation, along with a good command of language (T 1).

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.fragmentary_republican_latin-oratory.2019