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FRL V: ORATORY, PART 3

in Palatio: eodem <T.>1 Munatius Plancus, frater L. Planci oratoris, et Q. Pompeius Rufus, Sullae dictatoris ex filia nepos, tribuni plebis accurrerunt: eisque hortantibus vulgus imperitum corpus nudum ac calcatum,2 sicut in lecto erat positum, ut vulnera videri possent in forum detulit et in rostris posuit. ibi pro contione Plancus et Pompeius qui competitoribus Milonis studebant invidiam Miloni fecerunt.

F 2 Asc. in Cic. Mil., arg. (pp. 33 KS = 37.18–38.3 C.)

inter primos et Q. Pompeius et C. Sallustius et T. Munatius Plancus tribuni plebis inimicissimas contiones de Milone habebant, invidiosas etiam de Cicerone, quod Milonem tanto studio defenderet. eratque maxima pars multitudinis infensa non solum Miloni sed etiam propter invisum patrocinium Ciceroni. postea Pompeius et Sallustius in suspicione fuerunt redisse in gratiam cum Milone ac Cicerone; Plancus autem infestissime perstitit, atque in Ciceronem quoque multitudinem instigavit. Pompeio autem suspectum faciebat Milonem, ad perniciem eius comparari vim vociferatus ...

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150 T. MUNATIUS PLANCUS BURSA

(139)], was on the Palatine: to that place <T.> Munatius Plancus, a brother of the orator L. Plancus [L. Munatius Plancus (149)], and Q. Pompeius Rufus [Q. Pompeius Rufus (153)], a grandson of the dictator Sulla by his daughter, Tribunes of the People [52 BC], came running. And at their urging, the ignorant mob brought the naked and bruised body [of Clodius], as it had been put on the bier, so that the wounds could be seen, into the Forum and put it on the Rostra. There, before a meeting of the People, Plancus and Pompeius, who favored the rivals of Milo [T. Annius Milo (138)], aroused resentment against Milo.

F 2 Asconius on Cicero, Pro Milone

Among the first, Q. Pompeius [Q. Pompeius Rufus (153)], C. Sallustius [C. Sallustius Crispus (152)], and T. Munatius Plancus, Tribunes of the People [52 BC], delivered very hostile speeches about Milo [T. Annius Milo (138)] at public meetings, and also hateful ones about Cicero since he defended Milo with such eagerness. And a very great part of the masses was hostile not only to Milo, but also to Cicero because of his hated advocacy. Later Pompeius and Sallustius were suspected of having become reconciled with Milo and Cicero; Plancus, however, persisted in very hostile fashion and set the masses also against Cicero. And he made Milo suspect to Pompey [Cn. Pompeius Magnus (111)], having cried out that violent action was being prepared for the latter’s destruction ...

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.fragmentary_republican_latin-oratory.2019