As Tribune to the People (F1–3)

F 1 Asc. in Cic. Mil. 45 (p.43 KS = 49.6–7 C.)

= 153 F 1b.

F 2

a Cic. Mil. 47

deinde—non enim video cur non meum quoque agam negotium—scitis, iudices, fuisse qui in hac rogatione suadenda dicerent1 Milonis manu caedem esse factam, consilio vero maioris alicuius. me videlicet latronem ac2 sicarium abiecti homines et3 perditi describebant.

b Asc. in Cic. Mil. 47 (pp.44 KS = 49.24–50.2 C.)

Q. Pompeius Rufus et C. Sallustius tribuni fuerunt quos significat. hi enim primi de ea lege ferenda populum hortati sunt et dixerunt a manu Milonis occisum esse Clodium <et cetera>.1

F 3 Asc. in Cic. Mil., arg. (pp.33 KS = 37.18–38.3 C.)

= 150 F 2.



As Tribune to the People (F 1–3)

When Tribune of the People in 52 BC, Sallust, like his colleagues (150 F 2, 5, 6), delivered speeches before the People (CCMR, App. A: 331, 335) against T. Annius Milo (138) and in vindication of P. Clodius Pulcher (137).

F 1 Asconius on Cicero, Pro Milone

= 153 F 1b.

F 2

a Cicero, Pro Milone

In the second place—for I do not see why I should not also carry out my business—you know, judges, that there were some who in arguing for this proposal said that the assassination was done by Milo’s hand [T. Annius Milo (138)], but according to the plan of someone more important. It was myself, obviously, whom these despicable and reckless men described as a highwayman and cutthroat.

b Asconius on this passage

Q. Pompeius Rufus [153] and Sallust were the Tribunes whom he [Cicero] means. For these were the first to encourage the People over the passing of that law, and they said that Clodius [P. Clodius Pulcher (137)] was killed by Milo’s [T. Annius Milo (138)] hand, <and the rest>.

F 3 Asconius on Cicero, Pro Milone

= 150 F 2.

DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.fragmentary_republican_latin-oratory.2019