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FRL V: ORATORY, PART 3

T 3 Hieron. Ab Abr. 1980 = 37 a.C. (p.159f Helm)

Furnii pater et filius clari oratores habentur. quorum filius consularis ante patrem moritur

T 4 Tac. Dial. 21.1

= 114 T 3.

At a Trial in the Forum (F5)

F 5 Plut. Ant. 58.9–11

Καλουΐσιος δὲ Καίσαρος ἑταῖρος ἔτι καὶ ταῦτα τῶν εἰς Κλεοπάτραν ἐγκλημάτων Ἀντωνίῳ προὔφερε ... [11]... Φουρνίου δὲ λέγοντος, ὃς ἦν ἀξιώματος μεγάλου καὶ δεινότατος εἰπεῖν Ῥωμαίων, τὴν μὲν Κλεοπάτραν ἐν φορείῳ διὰ τῆς ἀγορᾶς κομίζεσθαι, τὸν δὲ Ἀντώνιον ὡς εἶδεν ἀναπηδήσαντα τὴν μὲν δίκην ἀπολιπεῖν, ἐκκρεμαννύμενον δὲ τοῦ φορείου παραπέμπειν ἐκείνην.

152 C. SALLUSTIUS CRISPUS

C. Sallustius Crispus (86–35 BC; tr. pl. 52, praet. 46 BC; RE Sallustius 10) was expelled from the Senate by the censors in 50 BC but later reinstated; in 45 BC he was proconsul in the new province of Africa Nova.

After Caesar’s assassination in 44 BC, Sallust withdrew from politics and devoted himself to the production of his-

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152 C. SALLUSTIUS CRISPUS

T 3 Jerome, Chronicle

Furnius father and son are regarded as famous orators. Of these the son as an ex-consul dies before the father.

T 4 Tacitus, Dialogue on Oratory

= 114 T 3.

At a Trial in the Forum (F 5)

F 5 Plutarch, Life of Antony

Calvisius [C. Calvisius Sabinus, cos. 39 BC], a companion of Caesar [C. Iulius Caesar (121)], brought forward against Antony [M. Antonius (159)] also the following charges concerning Cleopatra ... [11]... that while Furnius, who was a man of great worth and the ablest orator among the Romans was speaking, Cleopatra was carried through the Forum in a litter, and Antony, when he saw her, sprang up from the tribunal and abandoned the trial; that, hanging on to the litter, he escorted her on her way.

152 C. SALLUSTIUS CRISPUS

torical works (Sall. Cat., Iug., Hist.), which include a number of speeches put into the mouths of historical characters. Published speeches by Sallust (distinct from those in his historiographical works) seem to have existed in antiquity (Sen. Contr. 3, praef. 8).

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.fragmentary_republican_latin-oratory.2019