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FRL V: ORATORY, PART 3

orationis ornamenta neglexerit. nam illud quidem adduci vix possum, ut ea quae senserit ille tibi non vera videantur.”

T 2 Cic. Brut. 265

[Cicero:] reliqui sunt, qui mortui sint, L. Torquatus ... me quidem admodum delectabat etiam Triari in illa aetate plena litteratae senectutis oratio. quanta severitas in vultu! quantum pondus in verbis! quam nihil non consideratum exibat ex ore!

148 P. VALERIUS TRIARIUS

P. Valerius Triarius (RE Valerius 367), a brother of C. Valerius Triarius (147), prosecuted (F 1–2) M. Aemilius Scaurus (139) for extortion in 54 BC (Alexander 2002, 98–109). Scaurus was defended by the six advocates P. Clodius Pulcher (137 F 9), M. Claudius Marcellus (155 F5), M. Calidius (140 F 9), M. Valerius Messalla Niger (124 F 4), Q. Hortensius Hortalus (92 F 48), and Cicero (Cic. Scaur.), as well as by himself (139 F 5), and he was

Against M. Aemilius Scaurus (F1–2)

F 1 Asc. in Cic. Scaur., arg. (pp.16 KS = 18.18–19.6 C.)

ipse cum ad consulatus petitionem a.d. III Kal. Quint. Romam redisset, querentibus de eo Sardis, a P. Valerio

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148 P. VALERIUS TRIARIUS

For I can scarcely bring myself to believe that his opinions do not seem true to you.”

T 2 Cicero, Brutus

[Cicero:] There remain of those who are dead: L. Torquatus [L. Manlius Torquatus (146), T 1] ... On my part, what also pleased me greatly was the speaking of Triarius, at that [young] age full of learned maturity. What earnestness of expression in his face! What weight in his words! How nothing ill-considered came out of his mouth!

148 P. VALERIUS TRIARIUS

acquitted (TLRR 295; cf. Cic. Att. 4.15.9, 4.16.6, 4.17.4; Q Fr. 2.16.3, 3.1.11, 3.1.16).

Later in the same year, P. Triarius accused M. Aemilius Scaurus (139) again, this time of bribery in the election campaign; the proceedings were completed in 52 BC. On this occasion Scaurus was found guilty, although Cicero (Cic. Pro M. Aemilio Scauro [de ambitu]: Crawford 1984, 198–201) defended him again (TLRR 300, 319; Cic. Q Fr. 3.2.3; Quint. Inst. 4.1.69; App. B Civ. 2.24.91).

Against M. Aemilius Scaurus (F 1–2)

F 1 Asconius on Cicero, Pro Scauro

When, so as to stand as a candidate for the consulship, he [Scaurus] had returned to Rome [from his propraetorship in Sardinia] on the third day before the Kalends of Quintilis [June 28, 54 BC], and the Sardinians complained

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.fragmentary_republican_latin-oratory.2019